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This latest offering from Natalie Dybisz, a.k.a Miss Aniela, is as different and quirky as you would expect.
Creative Portrait Photography is just that. Miss Aniela is definitely no stranger to the creative, and in this book, the aim is to “reveal the inner subject”. Miss Aniela uses herself as the model in a lot of the shots, and many are extremely brave and adventurous.
Her work has a surreal beauty that not many can achieve. Her floating illusions in particular are enjoyable. In terms of giving you ideas for creative portraits, though, this book does exactly what it says on the cover.
The book is chapters according to the setting of the portraits, making it easy for the reader to choose one that is right for them. It begins with a chapter on approaching portraits, then delves into the worlds of portraits in nature, urban portraits, and interiors.
It also features a chapter showcasing other artists' work, giving you even more creative ideas. It concludes with a chapter on building your photography, with hints and tips on developing a unique style, internet exposure and finding models.
Overall, this book is a great one to look at if you are considering becoming a professional photographer with a new and interesting edge. It is also useful for ideas, no matter what your level of photography. Miss Aniela's images are always provocative, and provide a fresh look at portrait photography in the 20th century.