The very best portrait photography is not about recording what someone looks like, not even about how they look at their best, or under certain conditions. A great portrait photographer will strive to give the viewer access into their subjects inner self; a window on their soul. In the digital age, this isnt simply a matter of good direction and carefully planned lighting. The range of options available to the photographer includes an artistic element now possible through editing and compositing that was simply not available in the past. This book takes the photographer through all of the possibilities they might use to bring our their subjects inner self, from advice on how to build a relationship with your subject and plan your shoot, to tips on directing them, as well as complete step-by-step guides on creating some digital masterpieces. As well as this, there is an extensive showcase chapter in which other photographer-artists work and working methods is laid bare for the reader to learn from. In short, this book will transform your perspective on portrait photography.