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.

Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

Creative portrait ideas: how to use EL-wire for coloured flame effects

One of our favourite creative portrait ideas is also cheap and easy to achieve. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create spooky sci-fi portraits by using EL-wire for coloured flame effects

Headshot tips: how to take (and retouch) a professional portrait

Headshot tips: how to take a professional portrait

Discover how to take a professional portrait with these expert headshot tips. Learn how to set up your camera to shoot head-and-shoulders portraits you can use for business or pleasure.

9 creative photo ideas to try in October

9 creative photo ideas to try in October 2014

Looking for inspiration for your photography? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas to try in October!

4 classic portrait compositions every photographer should know

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Discover how to compose portraits in tried and tested ways. Follow these compositional tips and you can add interest and variety to any portrait shoot.

5 ways to improve your portraits in an instant

5 ways to improve your portraits in an instant

Try these five simple portrait photography tips and tricks to elevate your people pictures to the next level!

Try these posing, lighting & editing tricks for flattering portraits of mature subjects

Portrait photography ideas: try these lighting and editing tricks for flattering portraits of mature subjects

In this tutorial we’ll show you some clever portrait photography ideas you can try – from simple lighting tricks to clever Photoshop edits – to make a subject look their very best, whatever their age.

11 easy ways to make a portrait stunning

Photography tips: how to use a reflector

Turning a so-so portrait into a pretty stunning one doesn’t take much effort. You don’t need an expensive collection of home studio lights and an extensive bank of Photoshop tricks to get brilliant results; a short telephoto lens, a reflector and a flashgun – along with a few simple tried and tested techniques – will… Continue reading

10 pro tips you can use in any genre of photography

The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

It doesn’t matter whether you like to shoot landscapes, portraits or still life photography, these ten tips from our guest bloggers at Photoventure will help you improve your images time and time again.

How to shoot baby portraits that look classic and timeless

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Discover our technique for shooting baby portraits using window light, and with bokeh as soft as your subject!