Camera position: how to use perspective to improve your images

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Different camera positions can completely change your shots. Our tutorial shows you how to get down low to get the best out of your subject.

How to eliminate harsh shadows when using flash

Using flash: remove harsh shadows - Step 2

One of the biggest problems photographers encounter when using flash are harsh shadows in the background. In particular, harsh flash shadows are the bane of anyone who shoots portrait photography.

In the tutorial below we show you how you can eliminate shadows from your pictures so you can start taking flawless portraits.

Family Portraits: 10 tips for setting up your home photo studio

Family Portraits: 10 tips for setting up your home photo studio

Whether you’re taking portraits of your friends or you’ve been commissioned to photography a family – or whether you’re taking your own family photos – working from your own home photo studio can be exceptionally rewarding.

Below we’ve compiled 10 expert tips on how to set up your home photo studio, with fundamental photo ideas for how to light, pose and set up your camera to shoot family photos.

Portrait Photography Tips: 10 quick ideas for better images

10 Essential Portrait Photography Tips

Do your photos of family and friends look more like snapshots than fine art? It’s a common problem we all face when struggling with available light or stubborn subject.

Who better to turn to for advice than leading UK lifestyle, portrait and wedding photographer, Brett Harkness. Below, Brett shares his 10 best portrait photography tips for improving your images straightaway.

A travel photographer’s guide to photographing people

Top travel photography tips and techniques for the best people shots. Learn how to approach locals, when to offer money and how to take portaits packed with character

Use Layer Blending to enhance portraits

Give your portrait photographs more impact using Blending Modes in Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this tutorial video you’ll find out how to use… Continue reading

Whiten teeth and eyes with Photoshop Elements

Learn to retouch portraits using Photoshop Elements to whiten teeth, improve skin tones and improve contrast. Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out… Continue reading

Remove spots in Photoshop Elements

How to retouch skin to improve your portraits in Adobe CameraRaw and Photoshop Elements Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll discover how to retouch… Continue reading

Get perfect skin tones

Photoshop Guide 3.3: Improve skintones in Photoshop Elements using Levels Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll learn how to enhance the skin tones in… Continue reading

Photoshop video: modern portraits in 10 minutes

Give portraits a modern finish by changing the tone and colour of your portraits in Photoshop Elements. A look that has become increasingly popular in recent times, especially with portrait images is characterised by muted colours and boosted contrast. In this video tutorial we’ll show you how you can add the effect to your own… Continue reading