6 portrait editing tricks for timeless and on-trend images

6 portrait editing tricks for timeless and on-trend images

In our latest portrait photography cheat sheets we illustrate the effects of 6 different portrait editing tricks you can use to add some creativity to your portraits.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.