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    4 ways to get a studio look without a photo studio

    | Photography Tips | 15/11/2014 00:01am

    Few amateur photographers can afford the luxury of a dedicated studio, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take top-quality images that look like they were taken in a studio. Here’s how…

    Try these posing, lighting & editing tricks for flattering portraits of mature subjects

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 22/09/2014 00:01am
    Portrait photography ideas: try these lighting and editing tricks for flattering portraits of mature subjects

    In this tutorial we’ll show you some clever portrait photography ideas you can try – from simple lighting tricks to clever Photoshop edits – to make a subject look their very best, whatever their age.

    6 lessons you’ll only learn by shooting with flash

    | Photography Tips | 09/08/2014 00:01am
    6 lessons you'll only learn by shooting with flash

    If you never use flash there are some great effects that you’re missing out on and a few important lessons that you’ll never learn about photography. In their latest guest blog post the photo management experts at Photoventure see if they can persuade you to give using flash a go.

    F&V HDR-300 review: is this the best ring light for super-soft lighting?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 29/06/2014 00:01am
    F&V HDR-300 review: is this the best option for super-soft lighting?

    Soft, shadowless light is just the ticket for flattering portraiture or product shots and a ring light is one of the easiest ways to achieve it. Is this F&V HDR-300 your best option? We put it to the test.

    Best LED panels for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 04/04/2014 00:01am
    Best LED panels for photographers: 6 top models tested and rated

    Delivering constant illumination, LED panels have their uses for photography, but you need to choose one carefully. Here we’ve rounded up 6 of the best LED panels for photographers to see which offers the best value for money.

    Low-key lighting: how to shut out ambient light and plunge into shadows

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 28/03/2014 00:01am
    Low-key lighting: how to shut out ambient light and plunge into shadows

    Using low-key lighting for portraits and still life photography can be one of the most effective photo effects you can use for creating a moody image.

    A layman’s guide to LED light panels

    | Photography Tips | 16/03/2014 00:01am
    A layman's guide to LED light panels

    There are a number of things you need to consider when purchasing an LED light panel, and in our latest layman’s guide to fundamental gear we answer some of the most common questions photographers have.

    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/01/2014 11:55am
    Home studio setup: 6 things every photographer needs

    A home studio setup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. In this cheat sheet we’ll show you six essential items every photographer should have in their home studio setup.

    How to set up studio lighting: 3 classic setups for dramatically different effects

    | Photography Tips | 14/01/2014 11:33am
    How to set up studio lighting: 3 classic setups for dramatically different effects

    In our latest photography cheat sheet we’ll show you how to set up studio lighting, introducing you to three classic arrangements that photographers have been using for decades. We’ll show you how placing your studio lights in slightly different ways can dramatically change the tone of your images.

    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!