Oxford School of Photography

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How to Make an Impressionist Style Portrait

“The impressionist painters have taught us that it doesn’t take a whole lot of detail to suggest meaning in an image; so it is with photography. Instead of snapping what is literally in front of us, we can capture in a photo the images we have in our minds. With the right content, lighting, and a dash of post work, you can create a dreamy image. Here’s how I made these impressionist style portraits.”


alohal

Editorial fashion photographer and freelance correspondent based in Bangkok, Thailand. My main man is a Canon, but I flirt with Nikon sometimes. You can find me on Twitter as @alohalavina, blogging at http://www.pointofutterance.com, and my portfolio is at http://alohal.com.

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