Outdoor portraits: 6 tricks to make the most of bright sunlight

Outdoor portraits in bright sunshine creative flare

Who says you can’t shoot outdoor portraits on a sunny day? You just need to know how to work the angles.

6 flash alternatives you really ought to try

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That pop-up flash on-top of your camera can come in very handy, but how about trying these alternatives that can help you produce more creative, atmospheric images? Our friends and guest bloggers at Photoventure run down some of the best options.

Behind the Image: Andrea Denniss on natural light and inspirational moments

Behind the Image: Andrea Denniss on natural light and creating inspirational moments

Sometimes a spectacular image happens when you least expect it. Andrea Denniss explains how when the perfect light, model and idea come together something magical takes place.

Outdoor photography: how to make the most of golden hour light

Outdoor photography: how to make the most of golden hour light

There’s no better time of day to shoot outdoor photography than during the golden hours. In this quick guide we’ll share some of our best golden hour photography tips and tricks, as well as advice on balancing exposures with bright skies and more.

Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

Window light photography: 6 striking ways to light portraits

You don’t need a photo studio to take great portrait pictures. You can get beautiful portrait shots using natural light from a window. In this window light photography tutorial we’ll show you six ways to get striking – and very different – results with your subject.

6 ways to keep shooting in harsh light

Photography tips: how to use a reflector

We often say that it’s best to avoid shooting in harsh midday sunlight, but sometimes it’s unavoidable and your lunch-break may be the only time you have in your busy schedule to take a few shots. Let’s take a look at a few ways of working in harsh light.

Backlighting subjects: 4 advanced tips for dramatically lit photos

Backlighting subjects: 4 advanced tips for producing dramatic photos

Backlighting is one of the most attractive forms of lighting for photography but it can present a big challenge, not least when it comes to exposure.

Candid portrait photography: how to use a macro lens to draw out character

Candid portrait photography: how to use a macro lens to draw out character from your subjects

In this quick tutorial we’ll show you how to get up close and personal with your macro lens to take candid portrait photography that really draws out the character of your subject.

Best camera settings for sunsets (free photography cheat sheet)

Best camera settings for sunsets (free photography cheat sheet)

The key to choosing the best camera settings for sunsets is to make sure you capture the sunset’s colours as they are, not how the camera ‘thinks’ they should be.

In our photography cheat sheet we’ve provided some of the ideal settings for sunsets. Use these as a starting point and then let your creativity take over!

Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

Directional lighting: how the angle of the sun can affect your photos

Should you stand with the sun directly behind your – or should you shoot into the sun and do battle with shadows? Our infographic on directional lighting helps illustrate the effects you can expect from different angles of the sun.