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

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/08/2013 00:01am
    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.

    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video)

    | Photography Tips | 08/08/2013 11:23am
    DIY Photography Hacks: how to make a flash diffuser from cardboard (video tutorial)

    In our latest DIY Photography Hacks post our technique editor Chris teams up with our friends at NPhoto to provide a thorough yet easy-to-follow video demonstration of how to make a simple flash diffuser from cardboard for more evenly lit images.

    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2013 11:15am
    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    What is the Inverse Square Law? In photography it really just means the change in the intensity of light as a subject moves closer to or further away from its source.

    In this quick guide we explain what this means for photographers working with flash, and provide a handy table to help you understand the fall-off in illumination.

    What is flash sync? Your flash modes and when to use them (free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips | 19/06/2013 12:16pm
    How your flash modes work: free photography cheat sheet from Digital Camera World

    What is flash sync? If you’re new to flash photography you’ve probably been asking yourself this question. In our latest beginner’s guide to flash we explain how each of your flash modes work and offer a handy photography cheat sheet that illustrates the process.

    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.

    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.

    Creative flash photography ideas: how to get artistic with your flower photos

    | Photography Tips | 28/05/2013 11:28am
    Creative flash photography ideas: get artistic with your flower photos

    Find out how to give your plant and flower photos a boost with this easy off-camera flash technique. This simple creative flash photography idea can be shot in any home studio, hassle-free.

    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    | Photography Tips | 13/05/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    In the final post in our Shoot Like A Pro series on photography lighting, we explain simple techniques for using flash to take control of your lighting environment.

    Bessel WP6 400Ws review: can you really take studio-grade lighting anywhere?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 04/05/2013 14:00pm
    Bessel WP6 400Ws portable flash system review: can you really take studio-grade lighting anywhere you go?

    In our Bessel WP6 400Ws review we test whether this new portable flash system can deliver the results you need and give you quality studio lighting anywhere you choose to shoot.

    Best flash diffuser: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 02/05/2013 00:01am
    Best flash diffuser: 6 top models tested and rated

    For softer, more natural-looking light, you need to add a diffuser to your flashgun. We test 6 of the top models available to help you find the best flash diffuser worth your money.