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.

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.