With 2012 winding down to a close, we’ve been reflecting on the past year. To this end we’ve been taking a look section-by-section at some of the things we did right and some of the things we could have done better. For all the new readers out there, you may have missed some of our hits and misses of the past year. So to bring you up to speed we’ve rounded up 17 of our most popular portrait photography tutorials of 2012. You’ll find they cover a diverse range of topics, with lots of specialist advice.
Who is Santa Claus? That is the question asked by the photographers at Magnum Photos in this superb video from the agency’s Magnum in Motion series, which they have kindly shared with Digital Camera World.
Famous portrait photographer Nick Saglimbeni has been shooting the Kardashian family Christmas card photo since 2010. Below he tells Jon Severs his approach to taking group photos, from posing tips to mastering skin tones, getting the right portrait lighting set up and how to get your shot in just 10 minutes!
In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our pro helps our apprentice shed the complexity that comes with child photography and suggests a simple outdoor portrait photography setup anyone can use to take pro-quality pictures of children.
Shooting promotional band photography can be both an excellent way to hone your portrait photography skills as well as supplement your income on the side. Our in-depth tutorial below explains some essential portrait photography tips for capturing dramatic band promo shots, as well as advice on how much to charge for your efforts.
Initial Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 award-winner David Byrne was stripped of his title for using too many Photoshop effects. David recently spoke to our friends at Practical Photoshop about how he made his image.
In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post, our pro takes our apprentice into the studio and breaks down some of the common misconceptions about studio portrait photography and reveals the best equipment to use, simple techniques for working with studio lighting and portrait photography tips for making pictures your model will love.
In his latest guest blog post, professional photographer David Clapp recounts his ongoing night photography experiments shooting in moonlight and how one of the biggest challenges is retaining the sense of night. To read about and see more of his work, follow David on Facebook or visit David’s photo blog.
So far in our Professional Photographer to the Rescue series we’ve revealed a pro’s tips for music photography and the secret to shooting wild landscapes. This week our professional photographer takes an apprentice to bustling markets of Marrakesh, in Morocco, and shares his best travel photography tips for learning how to tell the story of a place through your pictures.
Winter light. Just look at it. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it? Winter photography may have you fumbling with frozen fingers as you work through your cold camera’s custom functions. Winter photography may leave you waiting around, stamping your feet as the sun slowly rises in between anxious glances at the battery charge indicator… But being there for The Moment makes winter photography certainly worth all its rigid demands.
The light, colours and textures make photos come alive at this time of year. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make the most of the light and textures that are prevalent in winter, with inspirational images and photography tips from professional photographers who make their living standing in the cold.