Photographers are people of many talents. They need to be able to adapt to lighting conditions. They need to find an interesting angle and an original subject. They need to be tech-savvy enough to edit their work after the actual shot. But in the case of portrait photography, there’s a whole other talent that successful photographers need as well: people skills. Many people flinch at the idea of posing for a picture, but great photographers are somehow able to set their subjects at ease for long enough to create pictures that say more than a thousand words. We’ve selected thirteen great portraits in which the photographers managed to make their subjects’ souls shine through their eyes.