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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?