Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 29/10/2013 12:11pm
    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    Photography lights come in all shapes and sizes, and can be set up in so many different ways. In our latest portrait photography cheat sheet we show you seven classic one light portrait setups, illustrating both the arrangement and the effects produced.

    Dragan Effect: how to make dramatic HDR portraits in a matter of minutes

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 27/10/2013 12:01pm
    Dragan Effect: how to make dramatic HDR portraits in a matter of minutes

    The so-called Dragan Effect is a fun, creative way to give your people pictures a dramatic makeover. We explain how to use a few simple Photoshop effects to create HDR-style portraits with real impact.

    Learn Photography: classic tips and tutorials for shooting popular subjects

    | Photography Tips | 21/10/2013 00:01am
    Learn Photography: classic tips, tricks and tutorials for shooting popular subjects

    Learning photography isn’t a journey you should have to take alone. Below we’ve gathered some of our best photography tips, tricks and tutorials to help you learn photography fundamentals in all of the popular genres.

    Strobist portrait: setup your pop-up flash to control another flashgun

    | Photography Tips | 15/10/2013 11:37am
    Strobist portrait: setup your pop-up flash to control another flashgun

    On some DSLRs your pop-up flash can control another flashgun. In this tutorial we show you how to make this simple Strobist portrait setup to selectively light your pictures.

    10 classic posing mistakes every portrait photographer makes (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 14/10/2013 00:01am
    3 stupidly simple lighting techniques that will transform your family portraits

    Continuing her series looking at some of the common mistakes photographers make across all genres, our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the worst posing mistakes portrait photographers can make, and suggests how to avoid them.

    Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

    | Lenses, Reviews | 02/10/2013 12:15pm
    Nifty Fifty Lens: how much blur do you get with a 50mm f/1.8

    If you love bokeh or shoot handheld after dark, a so-called Nifty Fifty lens is just what you need. Find out why as we explain the benefits of a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in October

    | Photography Tips | 01/10/2013 00:01am
    Creative Photo Ideas for October: 07 Shoot an urban montage

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

    10 common portrait photography cliches and how to avoid them

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 28/09/2013 00:01am
    6 stellar self-portrait ideas: shoot your reflection

    Photography guide books used to list all sorts of rules for portrait photography, but many of them are now considered a bit too old school and unfashionable. In this post we take a look at some of the most popular portrait photography clichés and give some advice about how to avoid them.

    6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 23/09/2013 12:45pm
    6 self-portrait ideas for every occasion (and how to take them)

    From classic headshots to light-hearted Facebook snaps, we have 6 quick and easy self-portrait ideas to liven up your photography.

    Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people’s minds

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/09/2013 11:35am
    Portrait photography tricks: how to play with perspective and blow people's minds

    With this really cool portrait idea we’ll show you one of the oldest photography tricks in the book… how to play with perspective and make the viewer question what they see.

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