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Inspiring Emotional Portrait Photographs

by Eric Shafer October 11th, 2011 3 Comments

Displaying emotions is the key to nonverbal communication among both humans and animals. People often behave in certain ways as a direct result of their emotional state, such as crying, fighting or fleeing depending on their state of mind, and emotional displays also form the foundation for human society. In photography, the capturing of true emotion is what photographers strive for when it comes to photographing people. However, as any actor or actress will tell you, displaying emotion in a staged scene can be quite difficult.

The beauty of emotion is that it is often subtle and is natural, however, cameras tend to affect the behavior of models, so the challenge for a photographer is to draw out the true emotion from a scene. In an episode of the popular medical show House M.D., the photographer who is being treated at the hospital is asked about her photography and how she manages to capture emotion, to which she replies: “I just keep shooting until I can see what’s really inside of them.”

Here, you’ll find inspiring and emotional portrait photographs that range from subtle to overt in emotional display.

A whiter shade of pale by Felicia Simion

A whiter shade of pale by Felicia Simion

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Halloween Stock Photos & Textures

Bjorgvin October 10th, 2011 5 Comments
Halloween stock photos & textures
Whenever a holiday comes around, designers and artists are often requested to do themed artworks for that holiday. Since Halloween is just around

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Free Texture Friday – Gritty Paint on Wood

Bjorgvin October 7th, 2011 3 Comments
Free Textures - Gritty Paint
Today I got a free set of gritty paint textures on old wood. I found some old fishing boats that are slowly rotting

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Examples of Web Design for Kids

Eric Shafer October 5th, 2011 No Comments
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Designing for kids or a younger audience often requires some changes in the style of design that is required. Because children are often

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Examples of Textures in Photography

Eric Shafer October 4th, 2011 6 Comments
Examples of Textures in Photography
Textures can dramatically alter the feeling of a photograph. By cleverly using textures and overlaying them on a photograph, you can add a

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30 Delicious Food Ad Designs

Eric Shafer October 3rd, 2011 4 Comments
30 Delicious Food Ad Designs
Humans have an abundance of choices when it comes to food in the developed world. It’s hard to drive more than a mile or

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