Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

Peter Hurley Shows How He Helps Portrait Subjects Relax in Front of His Camera

PopPhoto recently paid a visit to the New York portrait studio of photographer Peter Hurley, who shared some advice on how to shoot better portraits of people by making them feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. “Headshots are 10 percent photography and 90 percent communication,” Hurley says.

(via PopPhoto via SLR Lounge]

Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

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What do Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo have in common? All three are counted among the most famous artists in history, and all three were cat lovers.

For her new book Artists and Their Cats, artist Alison Nastasi has put together a collection of portraits showing some of history’s best-known artists and their beloved cat companions.
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The Average Faces of 30 Legendary Rock Bands

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What do famous rock bands look like if you take portrait photos of each of their members and average them into a single face? The folks over at West Coast Shaving recently decided to find out.
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These Portraits Are the Result of Eight-Minute, Light-Painted Exposures

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Photographer Gary Schneider shoots portraits with a rather unusual technique. For his project titled Faces, Schneider had his subjects lie on a black backdrop under his large format camera and then sit still for eight minutes while Schneider slowly illuminated the details of their faces with a small light.
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Tintype Portraits of Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

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Photographer Victoria Will captured portraits of celebrities at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Instead of using her DSLR, however, Will decided to pick up an old Graflex Super D camera and create aluminum tintype portraits of the actors and actresses.
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Underwater Portraits of Babies in a Swimming Pool

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Underwater Babies” is a new photo series by photographer Seth Casteel. It’s a collection of adorable portraits showing babies exploring the underwater world of a swimming pool.
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Live Portrait Wants to Bring Boring School Pictures to Life with Augmented Reality

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Live Portrait is a new service that’s trying to breathe new life into the standard school portrait. Instead of simply static photographs, the company’s idea is to use augmented reality through a smartphone camera to add a video element to every photograph in a yearbook.
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Portraits of People Who Have Been Shot and Scarred by Gun Violence

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Since 2013, photographer Kathy Shorr has been shooting portraits of subjects who have been shot by guns — the victims and survivors of gun violence from around the United States. The ongoing project is titled “SHOT” and now contains over 50 portraits.
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9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

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Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and tips on how to fix them.
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An Algorithm That Can Distinguish Beautiful Portraits From Ugly Ones

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Could machines be trained to tell the difference between a beautiful portrait photo and a not-so-pleasing one? Beauty is pretty subjective, but scientists are trying to boil down the common properties of beautiful digital portrait photos so that a computer can be trained to spot them. Along the way, they’re revealing interesting new things about what people look for in portraits.
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