When is portrait photography not portrait photography?

When it’s scribble and a bit of saliva and it wins a portrait photography award. As a portrait photographer in London I’m bemused, disappointed and dare I say it angry at the sight of this image winning the Olive Cotton ‘portrait photography award’. Let me tell you why. Portrait Photography The Oxford English Dictionary defines a portrait as; A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. This image clearly isn’t portrait photography in conventional terms and in that it has provoked huge criticism of the judge Shaune Lakin and […]

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Could This Work For Headshot Photos?

Headshot Photos & Technology New technology is arriving all the time but could this work for headshot photos? Well that’s the big question, how could headshot photographers apply this change of perspective technology to the headshot photos they take? And more importantly will those headshot photos look natural and believeable? Quite a few questions I admit but they all need to be asked and considered. Personally I don’t think this type of ‘computational photography  techniques’ will apply to hradshot photos in the near future. I think it’ll work really well for holiday snaps and phots of family and friends though […]

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