Posts Tagged ‘robertcornelius’

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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5 Steps to Creating a Dreamlike Gown in Photoshop

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Today, I’m going to show you how to create a dress from scratch out of something that was not a dress… at all. Here are five steps to creating a gown using Photoshop.
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Pioneering Photographer Robert Cornelius Credited With World’s First Selfie c. 1839

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Selfie, schmelfie! How self-absorbed do you really have to be to spend all of 20 seconds pointing a phone at yourself and tapping a few buttons? But a process that requires up to 15 minutes of statue-still posing, exposure to hazardous chemicals and construction of custom camera? Now that’s something worth bragging about.

So all hail pioneering American photographer Robert Cornelius, whose rough but certainly recognizable image, taken mere months after Louis Daugerre revealed his daguerrotype process in 1839, is undoubtedly the world’s first photographic self-portrait and may even be the first photographic portrait of any kind. Read more…

The First Portrait Photograph Ever Made

In 1839, a year after the first photo containing a human being was made, photography pioneer Robert Cornelius made the first ever portrait of a human being. The Daily recently published an interesting piece on Cornelius’ story:

On a sunny day in October, Robert Cornelius set up his camera in the back of his father’s gas lamp-importing business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. After removing the lens cap, he sprinted into the frame, where he sat for more than a minute before covering up the lens. The picture he produced that day was the first photographic self-portrait. It is also widely considered the first successful photographic portrait of a human being.

[…] the words written on the back of the self-portrait, in Cornelius’ own hand, said it all: “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”

The photo is now a part of the Library of Congress’ Daguerreotype collection.

The History Page: Father of the ‘candid’ (via Gizmodo)