Recreating a Classic Hollywood Portrait

Recreating classic portraits can be both a fun creative exercise and a great way to sharpen your technical skills. This awesome video will take you behind the scenes of recreating a classic Audrey Hepburn portrait and adding a modern twist. 

Coming to you from Daniel Norton with Adorama TV, this great video will show you the process of recreating a portrait of Audrey Hepburn, shot by Bud Fraker for 1954's "Sabrina." I love classic Hollywood portraits, and they can be a great inspiration for your own images. I often like these sorts of exercises, because in the process of attempting to recreate the image, I will discover new creative avenues that can evolve from the original premise. Even if the attempt fails, as a friend of mine once put it, it often "fails in an interesting way." Beyond that, there is value in attempting to recreate these images. Not only are you emulating a classic style, but learning to read images and understand how they were shot will make you more proficient with lighting and better able to translate the creative visions in your head into real results. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Norton.

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