Portraits of Famous People Shot Using Various Photographic Techniques

Washington DC-based photographer Sam Hurd has a series titled “Epic Portraits” that consists of portraits of famous individuals captured using techniques such as the Brenizer method, freelensing, and compositing. What’s neat is that each photograph has its own behind-the-scenes page detailing how it was created (the gear, goal, vision, story, and lesson learned).

Epic Portraits by Sam Hurd (via Fstoppers)

Image credits: Photographs by Sam Hurd and used with permission

  • Md

    Don’t really like the look, sorry.

  • Reneesj

    Very constructive. *eyeroll*

  • Md

    I really have low self esteem and have to post anonymously.

  • Truth

    George Clooney’s one is just classic. That soft, film look.

  • dM


  • stanimir stoyanov

    I love the Clooney and Ron Paul portraits. 50mm f/1.2 must be a sweet-ass lens.

  • Matthew

    I actually think the one of Ron Paul was freelensed.

  • millers0n

    Re-invention of tilt-shift lenses?

  • Sam Hurd

    yup, you’re correct. freelensed. essentially turns it into a tilt shift type of effect

  • Sam Hurd

    thanks! the 50 1.2 is an incredible lens… bit pricey though

  • Beza

    wow..i love all the portraits and the different technique you used.i would love to see more of

  • Beza

    i meant i would love to see more of your work.