It's the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.
We only think about our skin when something is wrong—it's dry, winkled, or broken out—but our skin is more than a map of our imperfections. It's a record of our lives.
A well-shot portrait is an amazing thing: it can reveal hidden depths of personality and convey layers upon layers of emotional complexity. This video tries to get to the bottom of what makes the perfect portrait photograph.
Gordon Stettinius is a man of many faces. He's a photographer and adjunct professor by trade — but he's also been known to moonlight as a country singer, a wholesome-looking governor, and a weirdo in a guayabera with a killer 'stache and a scraggly combover.
It was a weird request, to take photos of loved ones whilst bathed in blacklight. But you know what? The results—from painted pregnancies to bubble self portraits—were cooler than I could have ever anticipated.
It's not just for stoner posters anymore. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to elevate the blacklight to fine portraiture.
It's easy to take a photo of a complete stranger. But it's a lot harder to introduce yourself to someone, and in a few moments, capture a true portrait. For this week's Shooting Challenge, that's just what you did.
Babies. Friends. Moms. Girlfriends. Grandparents. Not only did Gizmodo readers take some remarkable portraits for this week's Shooting Challenge, but they gave us a tiny but intimate peek into their lives.
Having exhausted my iPhone 4 friend pool with the requisite HEY-check-out-my-office/bedroom FaceTime calls, I basically haven't used the feature at all in weeks. Dave Lanham, an artist who's doing caricatures over FaceTime for $50, will be my next call.
Be it oil painting or digital photography, the self-portrait has become one of the most fascinating motifs in art. Sometimes brazen, like Chuck Close's Big Self-Portrait, sometimes hidden, like Michelangelo's in The Crucifixion of St Peter...good self-portraiture is always fascinating.