Shooting promotional band photography can be both an excellent way to hone your portrait photography skills as well as supplement your income on the side. Our in-depth tutorial below explains some essential portrait photography tips for capturing dramatic band promo shots, as well as advice on how much to charge for your efforts.
In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our pro takes our apprentice into the studio and breaks down some of the common misconceptions about studio portrait photography and reveals the best equipment to use, simple techniques for working with studio lighting and portrait photography tips for making pictures your model will love.
Candid street photography is quite possibly the hardest discipline to nail. Even the best street photography tips, while improving your camera techniques, will struggle to help you overcome your natural inhibitions of getting in someone’s face with your camera. Find out below how you can make some simple changes to your approach and start shooting street portraits with more impact.
Transform your portrait shots into a Hollywood portrait style effect in 8 easy steps steps in our latest Adobe Lightroom tutorial.
As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas to help inspire your imagination. Along with some amazing images, we’ve also provided some quick photography tips by photographers who are experts in these fields.
For December we aim to have you experiment with some of the more abstract elements of photography, like bokeh effects, surrealist portraits and capture intriguing shapes in close-up still life photography – while revisiting some of the classic rules of photo composition, like the Rule of Thirds.
So far in our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series we’ve revealed a pro’s tips for music photography and the secret to shooting wild landscapes. This week we meet a professional photographer from one of the more stressful niches you can shoot: wedding photography. Our pro joins an amateur photographer on his first wedding shoot, offering his expert wedding photography tips and insider knowledge on the best equipment to have, posing tips, photo ideas and more.
Give your awkward portraits a Photoshop face lift. Our step-by-step Photoshop Elements tutorial shows you how to swap faces so you can rescue your portrait photography by changing a bad expression into a smile.
Sometimes it is the simplest pictures that work best. And in terms of photo composition and lighting, shots don’t come any simpler than silhouette photography.
28-year-old London-based Spanish photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera has been awarded the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 for his photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia who was reluctant to sit for the camera.
Photographing children is something that many photographers say should be avoided at all costs! While it’s fair to say that child photography can be challenging, it really doesn’t need to be a painful experience.
If you’ve got children of your own or friends with kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, taking family portrait photography to capture the magic of an exploding smile, the emotion of a child in thought or the expressiveness of a mischievous grin far outweighs the risks of tears and tantrums. Here’s how it’s done.