Posts Tagged ‘profilepic’

DigitalRev Attempts to Recreate Strobist’s Famous Profile Pic

Typically, the folks over at DigitalRev are the ones doling out the challenges. Be it a Buzz Lightyear camera or a sub-par tilt-shift replacement, they like to put the pros through their paces.

But in this video, they’ve turned the tables on themselves by trying to recreate Strobist David Hobby’s famous profile picture without knowing anything about the lighting set up. What’s more impressive, they attempt it all using only a banged up Canon T3i and a couple of Family Jewels FUQ 690 flashes. Read more…

Behind the Scenes with a Professional Facebook Profile Pic Photographer

If you’ve ever wondered how Facebook profile pictures come about — and why so many of them look so similar — check out this behind-the-scenes video with professional Facebook photographer Nickolas Grisham. He specializes in everything from duckface to Photobooth portraits for couples, and is famous for his “modern Facebook expressionism”.

Update: Commenters have pointed out that a similar Myspace photographer video made the rounds back in 2006.

PicScatter Helps You Make “Hacked” Facebook Profile Photographs

Last week Alexandre Oudin’s creative Facebook portrait idea spread like wildfire on the Interwebs, and was even featured by CNN. If you’d like to do the same thing with a portrait or photograph of yours but don’t have the time or technical know-how to do so, there’s a new website called Pic Scatter that does all the work for you. All you need to do is upload and resize and reposition the image to your liking, and the website will allow you to download all the individual photos for the “hacked” profile pic. The only downside is that a “Made with” bar is added to your image.
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