The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow by Chris Knight. By the time I complete the history of portraits, art, the Masters, and light & shadow, I should have a very clear sensibility for creating my own style of portraits. Though, I have colleagues in the field who have taught me much, I have a drive to create my own style and not simply create what someone else has created. This is good. Stay with me and we shall see the photographic magic begin to come forth in a benevolent force of creativity.