Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

Thorough Tutorial Teaches You How to Fix Common Hair and Skin Issues in Portraits

Michael Woloszynowicz of Vibrant Shot is back with another share-worthy and thorough tutorial, and this time he’s showing you how to fix some of the hair and skin issues that tend to crop up in portraiture. Read more…

Convict Becomes Famous Meme After His ‘Beautiful’ Mugshot Goes Viral

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Mugshots aren’t exactly known as the height of beautiful portrait photography, but 30-year-old felon Jeremy Meeks’ mugshot is something else entirely. Within 24 hours of the photo being posted on the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook, Meeks’ glamour shot had received over 23,000 likes and nearly 6,000 comments… as of this writing those numbers are up to over 87,000 likes and over 11,300 comments.

It’s safe to say this image has gone well and truly viral, turning Meeks into a meme and sparking everything from Photoshop spoofs to a ‘Free Jeremy’ Twitter campaign. Read more…

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing life’s most intimate moments. In this video, part of her series in collaboration with Nikon, Lackey shows you how to shoot a quality romantic portrait session. Read more…

Pro Tip: How to Keep Ambient Light from Ruining Your Studio Portraits

If you’re new to the world of studio portraiture and you’ve noticed that the skin tones in your photos are often turning out wrong, it’s possible you’re getting color contamination from the ambient lights in your studio — be that a bank of windows or overhead lights.

Lindsay Adler and CreativeLive want to help you clear that up, and so they’ve published this short snippet of their Skin 101 course to explain how best to avoid this issue. Read more…

Interview: Conversation with Tintype Artist Keliy Anderson-Staley

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Kevin, 10×8″ wet-plate collodion tintype, 2010.

Keliy Anderson-Staley is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Houston. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, the California Museum of Photography and the Portland Museum of Art, and is currently on view at the Houston Center for Photography.

Her book of portraits, On a Wet Bough, is forthcoming from Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery. Read more…

Tutorial: Simple Butterfly Portrait Lighting Setup Yields Beautiful Results

Butterfly lighting is one of the oldest techniques for lighting a subject. Named for the butterfly-shaped shadow that forms underneath the subject’s nose, this setup is a proven method to ensure your subject is well-lit in a pleasing manner. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Back to Basics: How to Use Photoshop’s Cool Content Aware Scale Tool

Photoshop’s Content Aware Scale tool doesn’t get much headline time thanks to other popular features like Content Aware Move and, of course, the vilified Liquify tool, but it can come in extremely handy in a few situations. Read more…

Funny Music Video Tells You to Turn Your Phone 90º… Or Else

Author note: There is some NSFW language and violence in this video, might want to save it for home.


We’ve all seen our fair share of funny public service announcements extolling the virtues of turning your freaking phone so that you don’t shoot vertical video, but this PSA takes it a step further… in a musical, violent, shoot-horizontal-video-or-we’ll-hurt-you sort of way.

The two minute video starts off quite nicely, before quickly spiraling into a vertical video shooter’s worst nightmare. Give it a watch and be prepared for a laugh.

(via Photofocus)

Photographer Oliver Blohm Processes His Polaroid Portraits Using a Microwave

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What do Polaroids and Hot Pockets have in common? 99.9% of the time nothing. But, thanks to Berlin-based fashion and portrait photographer, Oliver Blohm, there’s that .1% remaining. To create that .1%, he has literally developed a way in which to combine Polaroid film with a microwave to create some very… unique photographs.
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The Story of Anthony Carbajal, the Photog Whose Career Was Derailed by ALS

Back in January, we featured the story of Anthony Carbajal, a California-based wedding photographer whose career came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. After the story broke, media journalist Avni Nijhawan created the above video that offers a touching portrait of Carbajal’s life and struggles.
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