Greg Heisler on How to Relate to Subjects
PDNonline released a video interview in which master portrait photographer, Greg Heisler, explains an incredibly vital piece of the portraiture puzzle. In many ways I believe that relating to your subject can be one of the most difficult things to do on a set. It certainly was when I first started out. Many of you were in similar positions as well I’d bet. When I first started in photography I was so bad at interacting with my subject that I had to have someone else on set to do it for me. That’s why when Heisler says in this video that he was pretty much forced out of his shell…well, that resonated pretty deeply with how I grew as well. No, it’s not a tremendously long video but I would challenge you to find two minutes of attentiveness that are more important to your growth as a portrait photographer.