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    4 ways to get a studio look without a photo studio

    | Photography Tips | 15/11/2014 00:01am

    Few amateur photographers can afford the luxury of a dedicated studio, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take top-quality images that look like they were taken in a studio. Here’s how…

    Fashion and beauty portrait photos: 3 quick tips for success

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 31/10/2014 15:37pm
    How to shoot fashion and beauty portrait photos

    3 quick lighting and composition tips to help you get the best photos from your fashion or beauty shoot

    When to use a reflector: the effects produced by different colour surfaces

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/01/2014 12:40pm
    When to use a reflector: how the different colours produce different effects

    Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces. But how do you know when to use a reflector with one of these different coloured surfaces?

    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/01/2014 11:55am
    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.

    How to set up studio lighting: 3 classic setups for dramatically different effects

    | Photography Tips | 14/01/2014 11:33am
    How to set up studio lighting: 3 classic setups for dramatically different effects

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ll show you how to set up studio lighting, introducing you to three classic arrangements that photographers have been using for decades. We’ll show you how placing your studio lights in slightly different ways can dramatically change the tone of your images.

    3 advanced studio lighting techniques every portrait photographer should try

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 18/03/2013 11:47am
    3 advanced studio lighting techniques every portrait photographer should try

    Want to give your portrait photography a nice blend of subtle and atmospheric effects? These advanced studio lighting techniques using simple two-head lighting set-ups will give you incredible versatility as a portrait photographer.

    DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/02/2013 12:02pm
    DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

    You don’t need to spend a fortune on studio lights. It’s possible to shoot professional-looking portraits using a common household lamp like the kind you’d buy at Ikea. In this latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how a simple, single lamp can create a range of dramatic effects in your portrait photography.

    Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 29/08/2012 12:24pm
    Studio lighting: 4 seriously simple lighting techniques to try at home

    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.

    How to set up and use a home photo studio

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 29/07/2012 03:00am
    How to set up a home photo studio

    Studio lighting isn’t as scary as it might seem, and setting it up at home will greatly improve your portrait pictures. Trust your manual mode, scatter the light and relax your subject with a little music as well and you’ll be coming up with professional pics every time. Follow the steps below for setting up your own home photo studio and soon you’ll find yourself gaining confidence, as well as a broad portfolio of work.

    Set up a tabletop studio for less than a fiver

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 12/07/2012 12:29pm
    How to set up your tabletop studio: step 2

    Using window light to take photos at home is perfect when it’s available, but when it’s in short supply you need a more reliable and predictable light source. The ultimate solution is a studio flash set-up, but there’s a simpler and cheaper option: a tabletop studio.