Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby explains how to shoot striking portraits using a single light

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby explains how to shoot striking portraits using a single light

In a new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his greatest images. This month Scott explains how he set up two distinctive portraits with just one strobe light.

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and flashgun to create dramatic lighting for spooky gothic portraits. The great thing is this lighting technique is great for other types of portraiture if period costumes aren’t your thing!

Child portraits: how to set up a simple studio at home

Child portraits: how to set up a simple studio at home

In this video tutorial we show you how to set up a simple home photo studio and take photos of your children, then stitch them together to create striking child portraits.

5 ways to get natural skin tones in your portraits

5 ways to improve your portraits in an instant

Natural skin tones are essential to most successful colour portraits and they’re easy to achieve if you follow this simple guide.

How to photograph a reflection in an eye

How to photograph a reflection in an eye

Discover how to photograph a reflection in an eye ball with this simple step-by-step tutorial!

Fashion and beauty portrait photos: 3 quick tips for success

How to shoot fashion and beauty portrait photos

3 quick lighting and composition tips to help you get the best photos from your fashion or beauty shoot

Outdoor portraits: 6 tricks to make the most of bright sunlight

Outdoor portraits in bright sunshine creative flare

Who says you can’t shoot outdoor portraits on a sunny day? You just need to know how to work the angles.

Headshot tips: how to take (and retouch) a professional portrait

Headshot tips: how to take a professional portrait

Discover how to take a professional portrait with these expert headshot tips. Learn how to set up your camera to shoot head-and-shoulders portraits you can use for business or pleasure.

4 classic portrait compositions every photographer should know

Portrait composition 04: Tight close-up

Discover how to compose portraits in tried and tested ways. Follow these compositional tips and you can add interest and variety to any portrait shoot.

5 ways to improve your portraits in an instant

5 ways to improve your portraits in an instant

Try these five simple portrait photography tips and tricks to elevate your people pictures to the next level!