Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year to take pictures. One of our favourite summer portrait ideas is to head to the beach and make use of the sunshine to create atmospheric outdoor portrait photography.

In this quick guide we’ll show you step-by-step how to set up your camera and direct your subject to make the most of the natural light. We’ll then show you a few simple edits you can make on the computer to give you atmospheric summer portrait a professional finish!

Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

Baby Photography Ideas: simple ways to capture striking pictures of your infant

There’s nothing more satisfying than capturing your baby looking their cutest. Our expert baby photography ideas offer simple solutions for boosting your infant photography – from getting the shot to presenting your images.

Photo Anatomy: creating underwater portraits that look like paintings

Photo Anatomy: creating dramatic underwater portraits that look like paintings

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

Igor Kraguljac’s dramatic photo was inspired by Renaissance painting. It’s a visually stunning image, but how did he take it? We have the answers in our latest instalment

Family Portrait Ideas: how to photograph your loved ones at any age or occasion

Family Portrait Ideas: how to photograph your loved ones at any age or occasion

For most amateur photographers, taking memorable portraits of their family is one of the greatest benefits of their hobby. It’s also really handy – after all, you’re around your family more often than most other subjects and know their characters inside out.

They’ll also feel more relaxed and easy in your presence than another photographer, so you’ve got everything working in your favour if you follow our advice. In this tutorial we share some of our best family portrait ideas for babies, children and a range of different events when you might want to pull out your camera.

Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

Classic Portrait Ideas: how to take pictures of people from all walks of life

What do we mean by ‘classic portrait ideas’? Well, when you just want a nice sharp photo of someone – or a few people – looking their best, with no fancy extras, that’s what we consider a classic portrait. It may not be exciting but chances are your subjects will love this kind of photograph more than any other, as it shows them at their best!

In this tutorial we share some of our best portrait photography tips and essential advice for shoot classic portraits of a wide range of different subjects.

Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

Photo Anatomy: how Morgan Silk made an egg-splattered banker rich in detail

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, famous portrait photographer Morgan Silk explains how he added texture and drama to his clever image of an egg-splattered banker.

Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits in stunning detail

Close-up portrait photography: how to shoot unusual portraits with maximum impact

You might not realise it, but people can be some of the most challenging and rewarding subjects for macro photography. There’s almost an infinite number of ways in which the human body can be photographed, from friendly snaps to extreme abstraction.

With close-up portrait photography you can play around with all the angles, creating unusual portraits, exotic close-ups, and abstract artistic interpretations that use extreme lighting and imaginative, original photo compositions. In this tutorial we explain everything you need to know to get started.

Portrait Composition: how to compose a portrait that is classic and timeless

Portrait Composition: how to compose a portrait that is classic and timeless

Want to know how to apply the rules of photo composition to real-life subjects? Some have more relevance than others when it comes to portrait composition, depending on who you’re photographing. We’ll start by looking at how to compose a portrait in both formal and informal styles , then explain how a little visual savvy can make a big difference to your results.

Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used a ’60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

Photo Anatomy: why a top pro used '60s retro style to photograph Kate Beckinsale

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, top portrait pro Jason Bell explains how he used a ’60s retro style in his elegant portrait of Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale.