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    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.

    10 classic posing mistakes every portrait photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/10/2013 00:01am
    10 classic posing mistakes every portrait photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    Continuing her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make across all genres, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the worst posing mistakes portrait photographers can make, and suggests how to avoid them.

    10 common portrait photography cliches and how to avoid them

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 28/09/2013 00:01am
    6 stellar self-portrait ideas: shoot your reflection

    Photography guide books used to list all sorts of rules for portrait photography, but many of them are now considered a bit too old school and unfashionable. In this post we take a look at some of the most popular portrait photography clichés and give some advice about how to avoid them.

    6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 23/09/2013 12:45pm
    6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

    From classic headshots to light-hearted Facebook snaps, we have 6 quick and easy self-portrait ideas to liven up your photography.

    Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people’s minds

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/09/2013 11:35am
    Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people's minds

    With this really cool portrait idea we’ll show you one of the oldest photography tricks in the book… how to play with perspective and make the viewer question what they see.

    Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with sparkling blur

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 12/09/2013 11:23am
    Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with shimmering blur

    Bad weather doesn’t have to curb your photography. Using your creative side, there are plenty of fun photo projects you can pursue that embrace the challenging elements. In fact, rain can be a great time to shoot outdoor portrait photography, as the drops can produce a shimmering bokeh background.

    In this tutorial we show you exactly how to set up your camera and edit your rainy day portraits to maximise this bokeh background effect.

    Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 28/08/2013 11:25am
    Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

    If you’re looking for some new family photo ideas and are bored of the same traditional poses, creating a multi-frame photo grid like that popularised by the television show The Brady Bunch is a really fun and easy option.

    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/08/2013 12:01pm
    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

    9 portrait photography tips professional studios don’t want you to know

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 24/08/2013 00:01am
    Best camera settings for shooting family portraits at home

    In fact, the difference between amateur and professional portraits can be vast.

    To help you make the jump, we’ve carefully compiled what we believe are nine of the most essential portrait photography tips to help you improve your people pictures.

    Best aperture for outdoor portrait photography?

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/08/2013 14:27pm
    Best aperture for outdoor portrait photography?

    What is the best aperture for outdoor portraits? Taking control of your camera’s aperture is crucial for shooting portraiture in which your subject stands out. With outdoor portrait photography, it’s even more important you set the best f stop for your subject and scene. So how do you know what that is?