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

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

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.

Photography Lighting: how to take control of everything from natural light to flash

Photography Lighting: take control of everything from natural light to off-camera flash

In our new Shoot Like A Pro series we take an in-depth look at photography lighting and how you can take control of the elements to get more balanced, beautiful images. We start this week by taking a closer look at the character of light and how the quality of light will affect your images.

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

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.