Posts Tagged ‘headshots’

Headshots: Funny Self-Portraits that Show Stuff Hitting the Photographer in the Face

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Here’s a set of fun and funny self-portraits to get you through the rest of your Wednesday with a smile on your face.

Created by literary translator, editor and grad student Kaija Straumanis, the Headshots series is more frequently referred to these days as “Stuff Being Thrown at My Head” — a deceptive title since nothing is actually being thrown at Straumanis’ head at all. Read more…

‘Head Shots’ Photo Series Parodies Violent Posters by Making the Photog the Victim

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Artist Jon Burgerman thinks there are too many violent film posters greeting us everywhere we go. These posters of movie and TV show characters holding weapons are all too common, and most of them show the protagonist brandishing their weapon right at the viewer.

And so, Burgerman decided to fight back using a little bit of fake blood, a sense of humor and photography. Read more…

The Art of the Headshot: How to Shoot Perfect Portraits

Portrait photographer Peter Hurley gave this talk at the recent Google+ Photography Conference in SF. His training on headshots have made quite a splash in the photo world in the past year, and this free hour-long lecture is a great way to glean some tips for your work.

(via Fstoppers)

DIY Kino Flo Alternative for Awesome Headshot Lighting

About a week ago, Winnipeg-based photographer Tristan Shea Penner made quite a splash in the DIY world by releasing the above video about his DIY alternative to the Kino Flo lights that iconic headshot photographer Peter Hurley uses. People were intrigued by the quality of the portraits Penner was getting with his rig, while managing to keep it semi-portable at the same time. The only problem was that the video didn’t get specific on how to build the rig for yourself, so Penner put together a full set of instructions that he’s now posted on his website. Read more…

Amalgamation: A Trippy Face Morphing Experiment Using Portrait Photos

French animator and photographer Micaël Reynaud took a large number of black & white head shots by photographer Michael Jang and turned them into this super trippy video showing the faces morph through a ripple effect. You can also find an animated GIF of the morphing here.