A couple of weeks ago, our office Mac (OS X 10.7.5) started printing everything from Firefox (30.0) in landscape layout (on our HP laserjet CM1312nfi), when we need portrait layout to be the default. [more inside]
I need to take an outdoor photograph of a subject standing in front of a large, white, shiny background (a vehicle). The person and the vehicle are equally important elements in the picture. I need to take the photo when both the subject and the vehicle are available, so I have no control over the date or time or weather. Assuming I need to do this on a bight, sunny day (although I'm hoping for a slightly overcast one) where do I position them relative to the sun? [more inside]
What lens would be best for a new photographer for taking pictures of family (babies, kids, humans) with a Pentax K-x 12.4MP Digital SLR with 2.7 inch LCD and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL? (Can you tell I just copied that from the receipt?) [more inside]
How can I get the most out of a portrait session at a department store studio? I am looking for a "professional" portrait to be used in bios and marketing stuff, and am looking for advice on specifics to ask for (or avoid), both from the photographer and from the makeup counter beforehand. [more inside]
Who is in this painting?
Is there a term for the type of portrait that contains two angles of the same person's face in the same photo? I'm thinking of this style (Will Ferrell). Another example here. These were really popular in the 70s and 80s. I want to get one of the style portraits taken but I don't even know how to describe it, or how to search for it. Does anyone know a name for this style, or even a way to explain it? Also, have you ever seen it being offered these days, and if so, where? I have seen these previous Askme's (1, 2) but they don't really help. Also my google-fu is useless except for that Will Ferrell portrait.
We have inherited a portrait of Prof. Jacques Stock painted in the late 1930's. Based on family tradition he might have been a professor of art. Is there some site or some way we can search the web based on the face in the portrait? We've tried many different ways to search by name and keep coming up with nothing. The artist was a family member who died several years ago. The portrait was discovered after he died. We do know the family member studied portraiture under Thomas Eakins, but that is about all we have to go on. Many thanks for any help you can give.
Any tips for photographer patter while taking slightly candid portraits? For marketing/social media purposes, I’ll be taking individual candid portraits of a large number of people at my company. I’ve already taken a good handful, and although I have a good eye for angles and setting up the shot, I have a difficult time directing the subjects and am hoping to learn some new phrases and strategies. [more inside]
So I just got this phone fairly recently, it's an android HTC 1x+ and while I love it a lot, I've been running into 2 issues which really bring the whole experience down for me. How can I stop my phone from reloading each page every time I switch tabs and how can I keep my place when it switches from portrait mode to landscape and back? [more inside]
Can anyone name the photographer behind a series of portraits of people suspended in mid-air, including this one? [more inside]
What is something funny I can think about while I'm getting a portrait taken? I like to have a sincere smile when getting photographed.
Volunteered to hover around company Halloween event & take pictures of cute kids in costume. Turns out that I am Designated Photographer. Help me take some decent pics! [more inside]
I'm trying to identify an oil painting of two young girls that was (still is?) in the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. [more inside]
I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
Are there any photographers in the SF Bay Area who specialize in wacky/zany/surreal portraiture? [more inside]
Where can I purchase faux Victorian Aristocratic-Military Dog portraits such as those that were featured in last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory? [more inside]
Do you have any recommendations for a custom pet portrait? [more inside]
I'm thinking about getting a professional photo of myself. This way I can post it on things like my website and public profiles, since I work as a web developer. I never did the senior photo thing. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
What are some great traditional examples of family paintings with animals that look like THIS? [more inside]
Ten years ago I saw a painting at the Ringling museum in Sarasota. It wasn't there today. Help me figure out what it was. [more inside]
I have a large LCD monitor that doesn't swivel. I need a stand to put it in portrait mode. I can't think of what to Google for. Do'h. [more inside]
I am looking for Portrait Mode LCD Monitors but having no luck finding many on the web. [more inside]
What computer game, online or otherwise, or other avatar-maker type program, has the best character-portrait maker? [more inside]
Can you recommend a lighting setup for a last-minute photography project? [more inside]
Do newspapers/magazines specify 12x10 inch photo submissions ? [more inside]
I am 99% sure I recognize this picture from an album I owned - but which album was it? [more inside]
My mom has discovered acting in her retirement, and wants me to shoot a headshot for her. I can shoot a portrait fine (gear and technique), but I have no idea what to do for an actor's headshot. Can someone in the business tell me what you'd want from a headshot for an older woman? [more inside]
My family will be in Manhattan in a few weeks for my mother's 60th birthday. One of the ways we would love to celebrate the occasion is with a family portrait. Unfortunately this is not something I have ever done before, so I don't know how to judge which photographer -- and what price -- is right for us. I'm looking for general advice for hiring a photographer, and personal recommendations of photographers you know in Manhattan. [more inside]
I'm looking for portraits of stereotypical New Yorkers but Getty, Flickr, Picasaweb are all failing me. Where do I find these iconic faces of the Big Apple [more inside]
Can you help me remember the name of a painting? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are planning to give photos we had taken of us to our families (and some friends) for Christmas. We have a few questions. [more inside]
Angelenos, please recommend an awesome and artsy portrait photographer. [more inside]
Can you recommend any good, budget-friendly, family portrait photographers in the Twin Cities area? We would like to spend under $125 for a sitting fee, but don't really want to go to Sears or Target.
How can I sharpen my skills in photographing people? [more inside]
How can I look like the babe I am in my next passport-sized photograph? [more inside]
Name this painting! Here's a link to one of the best portraits ever. But who is it? Who painted it? When?
How can I minimise the apparent depth-of-field (i.e. maximise the blurriness of the background) of photos using a compact camera? [more inside]
Work just gave me a 19-inch widescreen monitor (1440x900 resolution), which I promptly tilted into portrait mode. What are some software/settings hacks that will allow me to make the most of my setup? I'm running Windows 2000 (yeah, I know) in "Classic" view, Firefox, Outlook, Acrobat Professional v8. If I do get a second companion monitor, it will probably be an older 15-inch model that doesn't tilt.
Animal head, human body: what is this style of painting called? [more inside]
Does anyone know any flash video site that supports portrait as opposed to the traditional landscape view? [more inside]
How do I take a photobooth picture at home? [more inside]
I've been commissioned to take photos of a 70 year old nutritionist and her husband, showing them "as fit and healthy as possible." Can you offer advice on how to do it and what to charge? [more inside]
Hiring graphic novel artist to create professional graphic-novel-style portrait as gift? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good photographer in Houston? [more inside]
So I'm way behind you guys on The Wire, watching DVD releases in the UK, but I having just seen the opening of Season 4 episode 2 I have a question. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good photographer in the Philadelphia area who will come to an event and take a group portrait? [more inside]
Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
Where can I get my picture taken in this specific and hilarious fashion? [more inside]
What to charge for art? [more inside]
I photograph very poorly. [more inside]
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