Every photographer aspires to shoot professional-looking images, and in the first of our new Shoot Like A Pro series on Digital Camera World we are going to reveal the recipe that makes up all good outdoor portrait photography.
Studio lighting can seem daunting if you’ve never tried it before. However, most portrait photography lighting techniques are not nearly as scary as most people think. By using a simple home photo studio kit with just a couple of flash heads and a few basic accessories, you can get great results in no time at all. In fact, it’s arguably easier to use a studio lighting setup than off-camera flash.
Male poses are some of the more difficult portraits to set up. When you take pictures of men, they’ll want to look masculine and often seem at ease in front of the camera.
The key to successful male poses, then, is first finding ways to get him to relax in front of the camera and secondly, reassure him so that he trusts you enough to let his guard down.
Portrait photographer Kelly Weech reveals her best tips and tricks for male poses that won’t disappoint, as well tried and tested advice on how to put your male subjects at ease in front of the camera.
In these lean times, photographers are exploring ways to get great pictures on a budget. Here at Digital Camera World we have a number of great DIY photography hacks up our sleeve. Our first tutorial shows you how to get natural looking portraits using bedding as a backdrop.
Midday, mid-summer sunshine creates very harsh light that results in high contrast and problems with deep shadows that contain little or no detail. Taking outdoor portraits in these conditions, and with the sun behind you, will inevitably lead to disappointing shots with heavy shadows under your subject’s eyes and nose, and they’ll probably be squinting awkwardly in the bright light too.
The best couple poses capture the essence, interaction and emotions between two people in love. To make sure you bring out the best when posing couples, we offer our best posing tips to make your subjects shine in front of the camera.
Boudoir photography is a relatively new genre and for many women who book a shoot, it can be a life-changing experience. If done properly it is a great confidence booster.
With this in mind, one of the biggest challenges photographers face in this genre is knowing how much to edit their photos.
The key part of taking successful boudoir photos is getting the best poses from your sitters. Here are some easy tricks you can use to get natural-looking sensual portraits.
Many people believe taking pictures of older people is a difficult task; however, taking a flattering portrait of a mature subject just requires a few simple techniques to ensure you show them at their best. Portrait photographer Kelly Weech reveals how to take beautiful images of mature subjects and the tricks of the trades to ensure both the subject and photographer are happy with the results.
Portrait photographer Kelly Weech reveals her trade secrets with 17 posing tips and in-camera slimming tricks for photographing curvy models. She explains how to direct a subject to inspire confidence and get the best out of their body shape, whatever it may be.