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    18-55mm lenses: how to shoot stunning portraits using just your standard lens

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 30/01/2014 00:01am
    18-55mm lenses: how to shoot stunning portraits using just your standard lens

    You don’t need to use a fast prime lens to capture great portrait photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take amazing people pictures using simple 18-55mm lenses and a reflector.

    When to use a reflector: the effects produced by different colour surfaces

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/01/2014 12:40pm
    When to use a reflector: how the different colours produce different effects

    Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces. But how do you know when to use a reflector with one of these different coloured surfaces?

    What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 23/01/2014 11:14am
    What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

    If you’re just getting started in portrait photography you’ve probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length? In our cheat sheets below we help answer this question by showing you how changing the aperture and focal length can produce very different effects with your subjects.

    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/01/2014 11:55am
    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.

    How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 16/01/2014 00:01am
    How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

    Non-professional subjects won’t know how to pose for photos so you need to direct them to get the best portraits possible. In this tutorial and cheat sheet we’ll show you three flattering camera angles and three classic poses that work every time.

    Home photo studios: how to shoot pro-quality portraits with a basic studio kit

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 02/01/2014 00:01am
    Home photo studios: how to shoot creative portrait photography at a fraction of the cost

    You don’t need to spend thousands on lighting equipment to get professional looking portraits. In this tutorial we’ll show you ways to use a basic home studio kit to shoot really creative portrait photography worthy of any photographer’s portfolio!

    10 family portrait photography mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/11/2013 00:01am
    Family photo ideas: make a striking family portrait from individual faces in profile

    We are fast approaching the festive season which usually brings plenty of opportunity to take a few family portraits. In the latest instalment of her ongoing series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the most common family portrait photography mistakes that photographers make and offers some advice about getting it right.

    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/11/2013 00:01am
    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    Learn how to shoot environmental portrait photography, as we show you how to break out of the studio and take reportage-style portraits of people going about their everyday business.

    Fine art photography: how to shoot – and print – an elegant portrait at home

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 07/11/2013 00:01am
    Fine art photography: how to shoot - and print - an elegant portrait at home

    Learn how to create a stylish piece of home art. Our fine art photography tutorial shows you how to shoot, edit and produce a high-quality print of a stunning black and white portrait.

    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 29/10/2013 12:11pm
    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    Photography lights come in all shapes and sizes, and can be set up in so many different ways. In our latest portrait photography cheat sheet we show you seven classic one light portrait setups, illustrating both the arrangement and the effects produced.

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