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    When to use a reflector: the effects produced by different colour surfaces

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/01/2014 12:40pm
    When to use a reflector: how the different colours produce different effects

    Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces. But how do you know when to use a reflector with one of these different coloured surfaces?

    What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 23/01/2014 11:14am
    What is the best aperture and focal length for portraits?

    If you’re just getting started in portrait photography you’ve probably asked yourself what is the best aperture and focal length? In our cheat sheets below we help answer this question by showing you how changing the aperture and focal length can produce very different effects with your subjects.

    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/01/2014 11:55am
    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.

    How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 16/01/2014 00:01am
    How to pose for photos: find the most flattering angles for you and your subjects

    Non-professional subjects won’t know how to pose for photos so you need to direct them to get the best portraits possible. In this tutorial and cheat sheet we’ll show you three flattering camera angles and three classic poses that work every time.

    Photoshop effects: how to make high-key portraits and film noir-style photos

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 08/01/2014 03:00am
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    Using just one image, we’ll show you how you can create two different portraits that are the polar opposite in style.

    Home photo studios: how to shoot pro-quality portraits with a basic studio kit

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 02/01/2014 00:01am
    Home photo studios: how to shoot creative portrait photography at a fraction of the cost

    You don’t need to spend thousands on lighting equipment to get professional looking portraits. In this tutorial we’ll show you ways to use a basic home studio kit to shoot really creative portrait photography worthy of any photographer’s portfolio!

    9 creative photo ideas to try in January

    | Photography Tips | 01/01/2014 00:01am
    Creative photo ideas for January: 07 Shoot a winter portrait

    Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in January.

    Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera’s focus ring

    | Photography Tutorials | 20/12/2013 11:00am
    Abstract self-portrait photography: get creative with your camera's focus ring

    Taking an intentionally blurry photo? It may sound sacrilege, but sometimes it can be fun to break the rules of photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take an abstract self-portrait that will make you look like a genius. Which you are.

    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    | Photography Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/12/2013 00:01am
    Make a calendar using your own photos: creative photo ideas for the new year

    Personalised calendars make a nice change from the typical commercial fare, and they make great gifts too – so why not create your own calendar, using portraits of family or friends, for 2014? In this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use a simple lighting setup and backdrop to create your own home studio.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in December

    | Photography Tips | 01/12/2013 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in December 2013

    Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in December 2013.

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