Posts Tagged ‘portrait photography’

JR’s Inside Out Project

French photographer JR, the winner of the 2011 TED Prize, is spearheading a global, collaborative art project focussed on celebrating humanity around the world.

Head to the Inside Out Project to start participating. The steps are simple: create a portait, upload it and when it is printed and sent back to you, post it in your community. From the site:

People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and viewable virtually.

The project already has plenty of life as you can see from the uploaded photos already posted.

Worth watching to learn more about the project is the following video that follows Inside Out as it takes shape in Tunisia:

Follow the Inside Out Youtube channel to see more about the project as it progresses.

Keeping Beautiful People Beautiful

Have you been passed up for People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People issue? Maybe it’s just because the photographers who have been shooting you haven’t been using the right tricks.

PopPhoto Flash gives a look at some of the techniques used by photographers to achieve a glamourous look to their subjects even those these beautiful people were not *gasp* wearing makeup at the time of the shoot (how shocking!). Soft lighting, shallow depth of field, a little motion blur and some over exposure and you too can have perfect skin!