In this ultimate guide to taking headshots, we explain how to shoot passport photos, profile pictures for social media and other types of informal portrait photography.
In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our professional photographer helps our apprentice take her first steps taking infant portraits. Find out her baby photography tips for taking classic, timeless images.
There’s no need to spend hours on the computer creating soft focus Photoshop effects when it’s so easy to do it in-camera. In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post we show you how to use a simple pair of tights to create a wonderful soft-focus effect in your portraits.
Are unflattering shadows spoiling your outdoor portrait photography? Here are three simple ways you can rescue your portraits when shooting in full sun.
Is your group photography stuck in a rut? If you’re bored of the formal group pictures there are some subtle and creative ways to make your group photos more engaging. In this tutorial we’ll start by showing you the basics to set up and shoot the traditional group shot… and then how to take your group photography one step beyond.
You might be surprised at how easy it is to create theatrical lighting for impressive portraits. By using your hotshoe flash and controlling the spread of light with a simple add-on tube, we show you how to create this dramatic snoot lighting effect.
In our new Sunday series on Digital Camera World, we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.
In our latest instalment Robert Wilson tells us how he captured his penetrating portrait of actor Mark Rylance and how he aimed to reveal a different side to a well-known person.
If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.
Did you think your wide-angle lens was just for landscapes? Think again! Find out how to take wide angle portraits that will wow your friends and family.
Want to give your portrait photography a nice blend of subtle and atmospheric effects? These advanced studio lighting techniques using simple two-head lighting set-ups will give you incredible versatility as a portrait photographer.