Family Portraits at Home: tips for taking contemporary family photos on a budget

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 18/06/2013 12:00pm
    Family Portraits at Home: tips for taking contemporary family photos on a budget

    Taking family portraits in unfamiliar surroundings, such as a studio, can make them feel nervous – and you don’t want this to come across in your images. By shooting family portraits at home, you’ll be able to get more relaxed poses and happy expressions.

    How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/06/2013 00:01am
    How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

    In our most creative DIY Photography Hacks series post yet we show you how to use your iPad, tablet or laptop as a light source for illuminating portraits, still life set-ups, create shapes in catchlights, painting with light, making backgrounds in macro photography and even cross polarisation.

    Off Camera Flash Photography: tips from Damien Lovegrove for shooting outdoors

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 07/06/2013 00:01am
    Off Camera Flash Photography: tips from Damien Lovegrove for shooting outdoors

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, famous portrait photographer Damien Lovegrove shares his best off camera flash photography tips for coping with difficult lighting when shooting portraits outdoors.

    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for perfect portrait photography

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/06/2013 00:01am
    How to photograph anything: best camera settings for perfect portrait photography

    In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on how to photograph any subject you want we take a closer look at the best camera settings for portrait photography. Our guide takes you through blurring backgrounds, setting up your camera for moving subjects, indoors vs outdoor portraits, and more.

    Fashion photography tips: Lara Jade on perfect lighting and simple compositions

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 24/05/2013 00:01am
    Fashion photography tips: Lara Jade on perfect lighting and simple compositions

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue, world famous photographer Lara Jade steps in to share her best fashion photography tips with our apprentice.

    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 22/05/2013 00:01am
    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos, social media avatars and other informal portraits

    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.

    Baby photography tips for the ‘newborn-again’ photographer

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 26/04/2013 00:01am
    Baby photography tips for the 'newborn-again' photographer

    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: get cool soft focus effects using a pair of tights

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 24/04/2013 11:00am
    DIY Photography Hacks: get cool soft focus effects using a pair of tights

    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.

    Shooting in full sun: 3 ways to banish shadows shooting portraits outside

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 17/04/2013 11:59am
    Shooting in full sun: 3 ways to banish shadows shooting portraits outside

    Are unflattering shadows spoiling your outdoor portrait photography? Here are three simple ways you can rescue your portraits when shooting in full sun.

    Group Photography: 12 ways to make your portraits shine

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 16/04/2013 00:01am
    Group Photography: 12 ways to make your portraits shine

    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.

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