Posts Tagged ‘portrait’

ZEISS Adds 50mm f/2.8 Portrait/Macro Lens to Its APS-C Touit Lineup

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ZEISS is touting its latest release as a “perfect” portrait lens with serious Macro chops to boot — a 50mm, f/2.8 model for APS-C cameras sporting Sony E and Fuji X mounts. Read more…

This Is, Quite Possibly, The Coolest Photo of Queen Elizabeth II Ever Taken

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The Scottish National Portrait Gallery very recently unveiled a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II that might just rank as the most legend(wait for it)dary portrait of a monarch ever taken. It’s titled, “Queen of Scots, Sovereign of The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of The Thistle and Chief of The Chiefs” and the name only partially does it justice. Read more…

Inspirational Short Presentation by Portrait Photographer Martin Schoeller

If you’ve followed PetaPixel for any significant amount of time, you’ve seen Martin Schoeller‘s work. Heck, even if you haven’t, chances are good you’ve picked up a magazine and seen at least one of his striking portraits, all done in the same beautiful and immediately recognizable style.

In this short presentation for National Geographic Live! he talks about some of his favorite projects, how he was inspired to take these “documentary style” portraits, why he always takes them in the same way and more. Read more…

Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

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Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, yes and yes. The upcoming device manages the increasingly difficult feat of pioneering a new and potentially useful category by turning an iPhone into a seriously capable portrait camera. Read more…

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

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Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during one of the two spacewalks required to replace a faulty water pump, this selfie-like portrait (it is NOT a selfie, contrary to just about every headline you’ll read) was uploaded to NASA’s Instagram account yesterday. Read more…

Video Shows How the Viral Finger-Painting of Morgan Freeman May Have Been Faked

Last week, a video showing how a hyper-realistic iPad finger-painting of Morgan Freeman (inspired by this portrait by photographer Scott Gries) came together made the viral rounds faster than most. It had already earned its first million hits in the first 12 hours, and currently sits at almost 11.25 million. Read more…

Humorous Makeover Portraits Bring Joy to Cancer Patients as Part of Touching Project

A portrait is a powerful thing. Programs like Help Portrait — which is dedicated to spreading joy, inspiration and hope by taking portraits of people who have never had one taken before — are easy proof of this. But just in case you find yourself in need of more proof, the If Only for a Second portrait project is here to provide it. Read more…

Peter Hurley Shares His ‘Most Incredible Tip for Looking Photogenic': Squinching

Back in February of 2012, portraitist Peter Hurley shared an awesome tutorial that showed how to accentuate your subject’s jawline in portraits and instantly make them look much more photogenic. That video went insanely viral amongst photographers, and now, Hurley has finally released a followup in which he shares what he calls “his most incredible tip for looking photogenic.” Read more…

Strangers: A Bizarre Series of Composite Portraits, Each Made Up of 200 Close-Ups

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Photographer Pelle Cass is fond of composites. The set of so-called ‘single frame time-lapses’ he put together for his Selected People series has gone quite viral.

But his fondness for composite photography doesn’t stop at creating overcrowded scenes, he applied the same approach to taking portraits, creating a bizarre (and perhaps a little unsettling) series of portraits called Strangers in the process. Read more…

Stop Motion: Artist Depicts Aging, Death and Reincarnation Using Face Paint

When you hear that a stop motion video depicts the process of aging, death and reincarnation, your mind probably goes straight to digital manipulation. After all, how else do you make someone look older? Or dead for that matter?

But London-based makeup artist Emma Allen didn’t use Photoshop to create her video “Ruby,” she used face paint instead. Read more…