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?

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.