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.

    Snoot Lighting: how to take moody strobist portraits using your hotshoe flash

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/04/2013 14:00pm
    Snoot Lighting: how to take moody strobist portraits using your hotshoe flash

    You might be surprised at how easy it is to create theatrical lighting for impressive portraits. By using your hotshoe flash and controlling the spread of light with a simple add-on tube, we show you how to create this dramatic snoot lighting effect.

    Photo Anatomy: revealing personality in celebrity portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/04/2013 00:01am
    Photo Anatomy: revealing personality in celebrity portraits

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

    In our latest instalment Robert Wilson tells us how he captured his penetrating portrait of actor Mark Rylance and how he aimed to reveal a different side to a well-known person.

    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

    If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.

    Wide angle portraits: how to use your wide-angle lens to caricature your friends

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/03/2013 16:40pm
    How to shoot wide angle portraits: step 3

    Did you think your wide-angle lens was just for landscapes? Think again! Find out how to take wide angle portraits that will wow your friends and family.

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