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Portrait photographers take photos to capture the personality of a person. The following professionals are a generation of gifted photographers. If you plan to become a professional portrait shooter, find inspiration from these 10 best portrait photographers.

Mario Testino
Mario Testino is a Peruvian fashion and portrait photographer. He made a breakthrough in the sphere of fashion photography with his exceptional portraits. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as Vogue, V Magazine, Vanity Fair and GQ. He has also created images for international brands.



Lorenzo Agius
Lorenzo Agius is an international celebrity photographer who began his career about 20 years ago. Early on, he gained recognition with his striking images of Ewan McGregor and the cast for the influential and inspiring film “Trainspotting”. He has become known as one of the preeminent portrait and fashion photographers.



Corbin Gurkin
Corbin is a destination wedding photographer, known for shooting weddings in very exotic but picturesque locations. Her work has been regularly featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Town & Country, and she’s captured PDN’s Top Knots Wedding Photography grand prize award.



Olivia Rae James
Olivia Rae James is a photographer capturing the magic of real moments. She has been recognized by Harper’s BAZAAR and Condé Nast Brides as one of the top wedding photographers in the world, and is known for her warm and timeless photos.



Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry is an well-known portrait photographer, freelancer and photojournalist. He is best known for his evocative colour photographs that document both human struggles and joy. McCurry has photographed many assignments for National Geographic and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1986.



Sasha Arutyunova
Sasha Arutyunova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-based freelance photographer. The primary focus of her work is the exploration of personal narratives through intimate detail. Sasha is a co-founder of interdisciplinary arts collective Nomadique, for which she serves as a curator and community organizer. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Out NY, Le Monde and DETAILS.



Zhang Jingna
Zhang Jingna is a fashion and fine art photographer widely known as "zemotion." She applies portrait photography techniques for taking perfect fashion and beauty images. Her works have appeared on multiple editions of Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. She was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list 2018.



Brett Harkness
Brett Harkness is a UK wedding photographer, bringing a natural, informal style with a beautiful fashion edge to his photography. He takes portraits, lifestyle and wedding photos, as well as interior shots. Brett thrives on the challenge of capturing every moment, every detail, every tear and every smile.



Olivia Bee
Olivia Bee is a contemporary portrait photographer and director from Portland, Oregon who is based in Brooklyn, New York. She is intrigued by the beauty of everyday life and how the beauty of memories (real or imagined) touches us.



Nina Masic
Nina Masic is a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer as well as a high-end retoucher. Based in Munich, Germany she earned her BFA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, B&H. In her photographs, Nina always strives to capture those unique and captivating expressions of her models.



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