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    Best lens for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested and rated

    | Lenses, Reviews | 21/03/2014 00:01am
    Best lens for portraits: Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

    What’s the best lens for portraits that you can buy without spending a fortune? Our friends at Photography Week recently tested five of the best sensibly priced portrait lenses.

    Lightroom tips: 6 quick tricks for giving your portraits a professional finish

    | Tutorials | 12/03/2014 00:01am
    Lightroom tips: 6 quick tricks for giving your portraits a professional finish

    Use these surefire Adobe Lightroom tips to remove unwanted blemishes, soften skin and boost eyes to ensure your portraits are the best they can be.

    4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

    | Photography Tips | 11/03/2014 00:01am
    4 common problems with dynamic range (and what you can do about it)

    Dynamic range is at the heart of exposure theory, and nowadays it’s much easier to measure. However, there are four situations where dynamic range can be an issue for photographers.

    Our photography cheat sheet spells out these four common problems with dynamic range and explains what you can do to make sure you get it right.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in March

    | Photography Tips | 01/03/2014 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in March 2014

    Looking for inspiration for your photography? Try these 9 creative photo ideas that are perfect for shooting in March 2014.

    The 7 habits of highly successful portrait photographers

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 15/02/2014 00:01am
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    Here are seven quick tips for portrait photographers to ensure that you enjoy being a people person when it comes to photography.

    77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

    | Photography Tips | 07/02/2014 00:01am
    77 photography techniques, tips and tricks for taking pictures of anything

    Learn new photography techniques – and master old ones – with this essential photographer’s resource. This list of 77 photography techniques to try covers some of the most popular types of photography.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in February

    | News | 01/02/2014 00:01am
    Creative photo ideas for February: 09 Shoot a heart-shaped shadow

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

    6 portrait editing tricks for timeless and on-trend images

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 30/01/2014 12:39pm
    6 portrait editing tricks for timeless and on-trend images

    In our latest portrait photography cheat sheets we illustrate the effects of 6 different portrait editing tricks you can use to add some creativity to your portraits.

    18-55mm lenses: how to shoot stunning portraits using just your standard lens

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 30/01/2014 00:01am
    18-55mm lenses: how to shoot stunning portraits using just your standard lens

    You don’t need to use a fast prime lens to capture great portrait photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to take amazing people pictures using simple 18-55mm lenses and a reflector.

    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?