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

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 15/04/2014 00:01am
    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)

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 05/03/2014 10:19am
    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

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 11/10/2013 11:35am
    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.

    Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn’t shining

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 13/09/2013 00:01am
    Dull day photography: what (and how) to shoot when the sun isn't shining

    No sun? No worries. There’s still opportunity for great pictures. In this tutorial we explain a few simple photography tips for making the most of dull days.

    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/08/2013 12:01pm
    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

    Sunrise photography tips: DSLR shortcuts that are guaranteed to brighten your day

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 14/06/2013 00:01am
    Sunrise photography tips to brighten your day

    In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro takes our apprentice on a sunrise photography shoot on the stunning Dorset coast.

    Photography Lighting: simple ways you can make the most of natural light

    | Photography Tips | 29/04/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: simple ways to make the most of natural light

    In the third part of our Shoot Like A Pro series post on photography lighting in all its forms, we take a look at how you can make the most of natural light on any given occasion. For large subjects such as landscapes or buildings it’s not feasible to control the light, so you will [...]

    Photography Lighting: simple ways of improving the light

    | Photography Tips | 22/04/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: simple ways of improving the light

    In our latest Shoot Like A Pro series post on photography lighting in all its forms, we take a look at some of the easy ways you can improve the light available to you.

    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.

    Photography Lighting: easy ways to take control of light

    | Photography Tips | 15/04/2013 00:01am
    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.

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