Personalized Portraits!

Hey everyone, lately in my photography class we’ve been experimenting with taking portraits and studio lighting. To say the least I really didn’t have much experience in this area so I needed to find some inspiration to help me figure out ways to make so successful photographs. I came across this group of shots of famous actors in their element which gave me so pretty good ideas. The actors themselves were dressed in regular clothes but the props or accessories they had made a connection to roles that made them famous or just who they are. I thought this would be a great way to incorporate a similar idea in portraits of ordinary people. To photograph them with something that represents an aspect of themselves!

If you think about its a really simple idea but it can be a good place to start if you’ve had absolutely no experience taking portraits. I recently did a shoot with my sister and although we could have focused on poses and props I kind of just let her be herself. I didn’t want to recreate her image into someone she isn’t so it was a really casual shoot but I learned a lot and I think I did okay for my first time. I wanted to share these in case anyone was looking for some inspiration and I think this idea would be really easy to use in photographs! I’ll put a link to the photographs below since they are all one long strand and it would be hard to stick in this post. Until next time!

Link to photos: http://9gag.com/gag/6169355?ref=chrome-ext

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Fast Forward!

carly shutterhappy Emma-Watson-Then-Now-emma-watson-23606964-500-500 yuki Inspiration-Photography-Now-ThenHey everyone! I’ve recently been envying some then and now photography so I thought I’d blog about that today. So what is then and now photography? Exactly what you think it is (probably). Basically you take an old photograph and recreate it as best as you can and presto you have two identical photographs taken at different points in your life!

I have tons of photographs of when I was little, my grandpa was rarely without his camera, so I’d love to attempt this! I just love looking at these because it’s so interesting to see how much or little people have changed. There are probably several variations of this idea but the two I really know about are a full photo shot and a portrait shot. These are a little hard to describe but you’ll get the picture from the photos I post here. Right now the portrait one really appeals to me.

It seems a lot simpler because you don’t have to worry about having the right props or a similar outfit to the full photo one.I also love the ones with the parents, so funny! I thought these were pretty cool, and funny, so I wanted to share them with you guys because I think this would be a great project to do for fun! The photos here are my favorites but check out the link below to see more! See you guys next time!

http://www.iheartfaces.com/2010/05/funny-then-now-photos/

http://www.lee-agosila.com/blog/weekly-photography-inspiration-2/

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/emma-watson/images/23606964/title/emma-watson-now-photo