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  • Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 colorful condoms causes debate
    Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 colorful condoms causes debate
    Art is supposed to be talked about, but a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI is not only talked about, it is also being criticized. The portrait of the pope has caused controversy because of what was used to make the portrait. The portrait of the...
  • Monica Lewinsky is a shadow of her actual self in Bill Clinton's portrait
    Lewinsky, Clinton portrait: Monica's iconic blue dress shadows Bill
    Is Monica Lewinsky's iconic blue dress coming out of the closet? Sort of. According to The Atlantic via The Philadelphia Daily News on March 2, the artist who created a Bill Clinton portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait...
  • Arnold Schwarenegger has Maria Shriver painted out of his portrait
    Arnold painted over Maria: Reducing her to blue smudge in portrait for a reason
    Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new blemish making headlines today, as a smudge on his lapel in his official portrait turns out to be a failed attempt to wipe away estranged wife Maria Shriver. The unveiling of his official portrait this week in the...
  • Photographing a large group of people is more than a challenge
    Photographing over a 100 people in one shot
    If you work in commercial portrait photography long enough a client is going to ask you to photograph a large employee portrait. Very few photographers get the opportunity to photograph large groups of a 100 or more people on location, so the...
  • Edward Snowden
    Great illustration: Edward Snowden
    The Guardian remains fixated on the Edward Snowden story because:It helped them break into the US market when papers like the Washington Post are vulnerable to competitionEdward Snowden is their story, second hand from Julian Assange, of course...
  • Adele
    Adele to get Kate Middleton portrait to hang in her home
    Adele will soon be getting a piece of royal artwork for her home. The Daily Star reported on Saturday, Jan. 4, that the British singer is getting a portrait of Kate Middleton from a famed artist.It’s my ironic take on celebrity that made...
  • Ross Rossin
    Ross Rossin - His Eyes, His Canvas
    At a certain point, portraiture seems to be less of a genre than a blurry constellation of suggested guidelines, or even just something you have to see to recognize. That's when it's time to stop theorizing and start looking at the work of...
  • DIY Light Reflector
    Five easy steps for making a DIY light reflector
    A light reflector can provide beautiful results to a portrait by bouncing available light back onto your subject to reduce or eliminate unwanted shadows and to add pleasing catch lights in the eyes. If you are in need of a reflector but you're...
  • Amanda Bynes created with Sour Patch Kids
    Artist Jason Mecier creates Amanda Bynes portrait out of Sour Patch Kids
    Amanda Bynes has been in the news a lot, as of late. Her crazed rants on Twitter, her plans to become a rapper, and a brief stint in jail have made the former “All That” star a topic of discussion in the past few months. Now, San...
  • Proportions
    Figure Studies 101: Portraiture
    I was talking with a friend of mine about figure drawing and how difficult it can be! So I thought I would give some tips on the basics of figure drawing. Today we will start with the portrait. This can be very difficult, but as you would see most...
  • Henry Farny Portrait of Ann Ray Farny
    Mystery portrait by famed Cincinnati artist at Price Hill Historical Society
    Have you ever day-dreamed about finding treasure hidden in a basement or closet, stuck in with a bunch of junk? Well, that dream seems to have come true for some people in Price Hill—an old painting, found in a suitcase that was put out for...
  • Focus on photography: Lexi Green of 3rdDay Photography
    Focus on photography: Lexi Green of 3rdDay Photography
    Taking pictures is a simple thing, yet some can create beautiful art. One such photographer is Lexi Green, who recently launched her own business. She has taken her passion and has made it work for her. I asked her a few questions about her craft...
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    Ditch Your 3-Point Light and Get Creative
    When it comes to shooting in studio, lighting is everything. There are many different lighting techniques that photographers use in studio but most of the techniques are very similar. From the famous Rembrandt Lighting to the usual 3-Point...
  • Zombie Silhouette
    Zombie Silhouettes
    Silhouettes are a lovely, time-honored tradition. The black on white background cutouts of a family member or beloved pet have hung in homes and been popular since at least the 1700's. When a French finance minister instituted severe economic...
  • A Self-Portrait by Tess Mayer.
    This is Our Youth: Interview with 15 year old photographer Tess Mayer
    It makes perfect sense that Sally Mann is fifteen year old New Yorker Tess Mayer’s favorite photographer. Just as Mann famously documented her three children growing up on film in Immediate Family, Tess has been photographing her younger...
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