Posts Tagged ‘celebrity portraits’

Quick Tip: How Irving Penn Made Group Portraits Look Dynamic

Posted by on Thursday July 12, 2018 | Uncategorized

©Chris Patey
The stars of the Marvel Universe at San Diego Comic-Con, photographed for The Hollywood Reporter by Christopher Patey. ©Christopher Patey

Like other photographers who excel at shooting group portraits, celebrity photographer Christopher Patey says he owes much to the influence of legendary photographer Irving Penn. “He was one of the masters of composing group shots, and I find myself pulling references from him almost every time in a creative conversation with an editor about group... More

Obituary: Photographer Nitin Vadukul, 52

Posted by on Friday March 9, 2018 | Obituary

Photographer Nitin Vadukul, who created surreal and eerie images for commercial, editorial and music clients, died February 17 in New York City, according to The New York Times. His brother, photographer Max Vadukul, told The Times the cause of death was colorectal cancer. Born Nitin Shantilal Vadukul in Nairobi in 1965 to parents of Indian... More

Wrangling the Cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for a Portrait

Posted by on Tuesday December 12, 2017 | Celebrity

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" cast portrait for The New York Times ©Jesse Dittmar

This Friday marks another major event in the intergalactic battle between good and evil with the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” It is the eighth episode of the 40-year Star Wars saga. To stoke anticipation and ticket sales, the cast has been speed dating with the media. The New York Times got 30... More

Thursday Tip: How to Get Celebrity Publicists to Say Yes

Posted by on Thursday October 26, 2017 | Celebrity

Celebrity publicists are often quick to reject good portrait ideas from photographers and photo editors. They’re afraid photographers will make their clients look bad. But Greg Garry, photo editor for OUT magazine, has strategies for getting around their caution. “One of my secret weapons is I usually present my favorite idea second,” he says. “You... More

PDN Video: Photographing Celebrities (and Others) at Home

Posted by on Thursday March 16, 2017 | Celebrity

Don Lemon ©Tom Atwood
Don Lemon, CNN News anchor. ©Tom Atwood

Over the last 15 years, Tom Atwood has made hundreds of environmental portraits of LGBTQ Americans from all walks of life. He recently published Kings & Queens in Their Castles (Damiani), his second collection of portraits from the project.  The photographs, all shot in the homes of his subjects, reveal fascinating details about their work... More

PDN Video: How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Posted by on Wednesday April 22, 2015 | Celebrity, PDN Video Picks

At a turning point early in his career, veteran celebrity photographer Brian Smith had a brazen (and slightly cringe-worthy) encounter with John Huston, the famous movie director. He got away with it–just barely. At the time, Smith was a staff photographer on assignment for the Orange County Register. He was trying to take his career... More