Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

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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Tutorial: A Simple Technique for Matching Tones and Correcting Colors in Photoshop

One of the issues talented photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz often runs into when he’s taking portraits is mismatched skin tones. Using a light modifier of some sort he’ll get the tone he wants in the face, but the tones or colors in another part of the subject’s skin simply don’t match.

You could correct for this using curves, selective color or hue/saturation, but Woloszynowicz has a better way: using solid fill layers and tonal averaging, he’s able to “take the guesswork” out of it and perfectly match tones every time. Read more…

It’s Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted this past Monday by an astronaut currently residing at the International Space Station. Read more…

Platon Tells the Story Behind His Portrait of Vladimir Putin

Back in 2007, world-renown visual storyteller Platon took on an assignment to capture a photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In what would end up being one of the scariest assignments of his life (which is saying a lot given some of the stuff he’s covered), his portrait session for TIME‘s person of the year award involved just a few more guns and guards than most. 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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‘Face Cartography’ Captures Portraits at a Whopping 900 Megapixels

Using an industrial–strength robotic arm, custom software, a Canon EOS Mark ll and a 180mm macro lens converted into a telecentrical lens, Swiss photographer Daniel Boschung has created an automated portrait machine. Made to map out “Face Cartography“, the machine and resulting images capture incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic photographs of subjects. Read more…

Photo of Teary-Eyed Neil Armstrong Taken Right After He First Walked on the Moon

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Here’s a small piece of history that’ll get you going and inspired to take on the week: a photo of Neil Armstrong taken only moments after he returned from first walking on the moon. A teary-eyed Armstrong looks at the camera, rendered speechless by what he has just experienced.

It’s a beautiful portrait taken by Buzz Aldrin after they returned to the Lunar Excursion Module, and beautifully captures the emotions he later put into words when he said, “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Check it out in high-res here.

(via PictureCorrect)


Image credits: Photograph by Buzz Aldrin/NASA

Fantastic Workshop Helps You Master the Timeless 1940s Glamour Shot

We’re not in the habit of sharing full workshop videos during the week. The way we see it, most of you are at work right now (we sure are) and don’t have time to watch a one and a half hour workshop at your desk (we sure don’t). Problem is, this 1940s Glamour Portraits workshop by Robert Harrington can’t wait. Read more…

$500,000 Halftone Prints Made from 13,000 Platinum Beads

Do you have half a million dollars burning a hole in your pocket and the desire to purchase an extravagant portrait? Well, today is your lucky day, because Platinum Sphere Portraits is just what you’re looking for. Read more…