Family Portraits at Home: tips for taking contemporary family photos on a budget

    | Photography Tips | Portraits | 18/06/2013 12:00pm

    Correcting family portraits post-capture

    Correcting family portraits post-capture

    Our photographer positioned the two flashguns either side of himself at 45 degrees facing towards the subjects and about six feet away from them. Any closer and the light falling on them would have been too harsh.

    The image above was taken with the flashes too close, but rather than delete it, we wanted to try something creative in Photoshop.

    By simply pushing the contrast up to its maximum using Levels, we have turned a badly exposed shot that was lacking any interest into a contemporary family portrait with punch.

    PAGE 1: Great budget gear for shooting family portraits at home
    PAGE 2: Best camera settings for shooting family portraits at home
    PAGE 3: 5 tips to give your family portraits an edge
    PAGE 4: Correcting family portraits post-capture


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    Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 12:00 pm under Photography Tips, Portraits.

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