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