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
    Our final image

    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.

    10 family portrait photography mistakes every photographer makes

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/11/2013 00:01am
    Family photo ideas: make a striking family portrait from individual faces in profile

    We are fast approaching the festive season which usually brings plenty of opportunity to take a few family portraits. In the latest instalment of her ongoing series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, explains some of the most common family portrait photography mistakes that photographers make and offers some advice about getting it right.

    Portrait editing: simple tricks to add a touch of class to your people pictures

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/11/2013 00:01am
    Portrait editing: simple tricks to add a touch of class to your people pictures

    Perfect your people pictures and flatter your subjects with these simple portrait editing tricks.

    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/11/2013 00:01am
    Environmental portrait photography: how to shoot candid reportage-style portraits

    Learn how to shoot environmental portrait photography, as we show you how to break out of the studio and take reportage-style portraits of people going about their everyday business.

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