Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with sparkling blur

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 12/09/2013 11:23am
    Bokeh background ideas: shoot a rainy portrait for a backdrop with shimmering blur

    Bad weather doesn’t have to curb your photography. Using your creative side, there are plenty of fun photo projects you can pursue that embrace the challenging elements. In fact, rain can be a great time to shoot outdoor portrait photography, as the drops can produce a shimmering bokeh background.

    In this tutorial we show you exactly how to set up your camera and edit your rainy day portraits to maximise this bokeh background effect.

    Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

    | Landscape, Photography Tips | 02/09/2013 00:01am
    Beach photography: how to get close for portraits and macro images

    In the second part of our Shoot Like A Pro series on beach photography we explain some of the best techniques photographers can use to shoot stunning family portraits, pets and even macro photography on the beach.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in September

    | Photography Tips | 01/09/2013 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in September 2013

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

    Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 28/08/2013 11:25am
    Family photo ideas: create a multi-frame photo grid for a fun portrait montage

    If you’re looking for some new family photo ideas and are bored of the same traditional poses, creating a multi-frame photo grid like that popularised by the television show The Brady Bunch is a really fun and easy option.

    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 27/08/2013 12:01pm
    Backlit portraits: how to give your subjects a golden halo effect

    In our latest outdoor portrait photography tutorial we show you how to use clever framing of the sun give your people pictures a golden halo effect. Read on to find out how to make your own atmospheric backlit portraits!

    Adjustment Layers: a stupidly simple way to rescue dull portraits

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 25/08/2013 00:01am
    Adjustment Layers: a stupidly simple way to rescue dull portraits

    Are your portraits looking dull and lifeless? Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers are just what you need. We explain how simple non-destructive tonal changes and Photoshop effects can enhance and transform your people pictures.

    9 portrait photography tips professional studios don’t want you to know

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 24/08/2013 00:01am
    Best camera settings for shooting family portraits at home

    In fact, the difference between amateur and professional portraits can be vast.

    To help you make the jump, we’ve carefully compiled what we believe are nine of the most essential portrait photography tips to help you improve your people pictures.

    Best aperture for outdoor portrait photography?

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 20/08/2013 14:27pm
    Best aperture for outdoor portrait photography?

    What is the best aperture for outdoor portraits? Taking control of your camera’s aperture is crucial for shooting portraiture in which your subject stands out. With outdoor portrait photography, it’s even more important you set the best f stop for your subject and scene. So how do you know what that is?

    Candid photography: shoot documentary- style portraits of people at work

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 13/08/2013 00:01am
    Candid photography: how to shoot documentary-style portraits of people at work

    Candid photography is one of the more difficult types of portraiture you can shoot. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to capture both informal portraits and documentary-style pictures of people at work using a variety of techniques.

    Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 05/08/2013 12:30pm
    Summer portrait Ideas: how to use natural light for atmospheric people pictures

    Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year to take pictures. One of our favourite summer portrait ideas is to head to the beach and make use of the sunshine to create atmospheric outdoor portrait photography.

    In this quick guide we’ll show you step-by-step how to set up your camera and direct your subject to make the most of the natural light. We’ll then show you a few simple edits you can make on the computer to give you atmospheric summer portrait a professional finish!

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