Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

The Do’s and Don’ts of Photoshopping Wings Into a Surreal Portrait

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Ok, let’s just be honest for a second here: everyone and everything in the world looks drastically cooler with wings. Period. It’s just the way it is.

In middle school when I was heavily into my “drawing magical fantasy creatures” phase (it never ended by the way… just ask my sketchbook), I used to check out this “how to draw animals” book from the library all the time. Really they should have just given it to me, I had it checked out so often.
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Samyang 135mm f/2 Now Official: It’s a Fast, Manual Focus Portrait Lens for $549

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After weeks of being teased through an enigmatic campaign, the Samyang 135mm f/2 has now been officially announced. It’s a full frame manual focus portrait lens with an attractive price point.
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Tell Your Subjects to Say ‘Cheeks’ Instead of ‘Cheese’ for a More Genuine Smile

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The next time you’re taking a group snapshot, cut the “cheese” and tell everyone to say “cheeks” instead. This two letter change can help create more genuine smiles on the faces in your shot.
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Check Out the Impressive Rig Used to Capture the First 3D Printed Presidential Portrait

This year, the White House hosted its first ever Maker Faire, and amongst the barrage of incredible creations presented stood the elaborate camera/scanner/light setup responsible for capturing, rendering, and printing the world’s first 3D printed presidential portrait.

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Portraits of Hipsters Sporting Beards Made of Fuzzy Animals

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As Movember, or No Shave November, or whatever you’re calling this month of bearded and mustached madness and charity, comes to a close, we’re sharing perhaps the most appropriate photo series we could find.

A set of three images captured for the razor brand Schick by photographer Troy Goodall in collaboration with animal photographer Stephen Stewart, Free Your Skin features quintessential hipsters showing off beards made of… fuzzy animals. Read more…

Poignant Portraits of Americans in Debt Explore the Role Debt Plays in Our Personal Identity

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For photographer Brittany M. Powell, debt isn’t just the subject of a personal portrait project, it’s a harsh reality that she’s had to face herself.

Inspired by her own experience with debt and bankruptcy after the financial crisis in 2008, she set out to expose the truth about debt and how it impacts both our society and our personal identity in The Debt Project. Read more…

Artist Nick Gentry Paints Realistic Portraits Onto Strips of Discarded 35mm Film

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London-based artist Nick Gentry is known for using interesting materials to make his photographic work, and his newest series Synthetic Daydreams is no exception. For Synthetic Daydream, Gentry decided to paint realistic portraits on used, discarded film negatives.

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Matthew Jordan Smith Shares the Setup and Story Behind His Timeless Portrait of Tyra Banks

Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Jordan Smith has long been photographing some of the best known celebrities. In this video, Smith retells the story of one of his most timeless images, a headshot of Tyra Banks captured using only a simple ring flash.

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Video: Philippe Echaroux Builds a One Man Portrait Studio at Photokina

Philippe Echaroux — many of whose projects we’ve shared with you in the past — is back with an interesting, portable project from this year’s Photokina. Teaming up with Elinchrom, the photographer set out to show how even a portable, one-man studio setup can produce impressive results.

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Can You Spot a Fake Smile in a Photograph?

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“Smile” is a common command uttered before pressing the shutter and snapping a photo, but it’s not always a real smile that gets captured in the resulting portrait. How well can you distinguish a “real” smile from a “fake” one in a picture?

In the two portraits above, which one is a genuine smile, and which one is more forced?
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