Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

PDN Video: Photographer Brian Smith on How to Get a Striking Celebrity Portrait

Posted by on Monday April 20, 2015 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

Nothing is more important on a celebrity shoot than engaging your subject, says photographer Brian Smith. “The lighting, the locations, and the props all matter, but if you’re not actually making a connection with the subject, the pictures really fall flat.” Smith, the author of Secrets of Great Portrait Photography and other books, has been... More

PDN Video Pick: The Art of Portrait Photography

Posted by on Monday August 12, 2013 | PDN Video Picks

“The Art of Portrait Photography” is the latest episode for the PBS online video series Off Book, which focuses on people who contribute to different artistic mediums as well as Internet culture. In the eight-minute episode, four photographers talk about different aspects of shooting portrait photography: Matt Hoyle discusses The History of Portraiture; Bex Finch... More

Obituary: Sports and Portrait Photographer Ozzie Sweet, 94

Posted by on Monday February 25, 2013 | Celebrity, Obituary

Ozzie Sweet, whose photographs have appeared on approximately 1,800 magazine covers, died on Wednesday, February 20, according to an obituary in The New York Times. He was 94 years old. Sweet started taking photographs after joining the Air Force at the start of World War II, and his “war-time” images frequently landed on the cover... More

PDN Video Pick: Marco Grob’s Afghanistan Portraits

Posted by on Wednesday November 30, 2011 | PDN Video Picks

If you’ve read PDN‘s story on Marco Grob’s techniques for lighting and shooting portraits fast (see “How I Got That Shot: The 3-Minute Portrait” in our December issue) you may be curious to see Grob in action. This video shows Grob using his portable lighting set up and handheld Hassie to photograph survivors of landmines... More