Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby explains how to shoot striking portraits using a single light

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby explains how to shoot striking portraits using a single light

In a new series in Digital Camera magazine and Digital Camera World, the legendary Scott Kelby reveals some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of some of his greatest images. This month Scott explains how he set up two distinctive portraits with just one strobe light.

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

Gothic portraits: how to shoot atmospheric portraits using a carefully arranged flash

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and flashgun to create dramatic lighting for spooky gothic portraits. The great thing is this lighting technique is great for other types of portraiture if period costumes aren’t your thing!

A layman’s guide to off-camera flash

Off-Camera Flash: a simple Strobist tutorial for stunning portraits

What is off-camera flash and why could it important to your photography? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions about some of the technology and equipment.

In our latest layman’s guide we answer some of the most common questions photographers have about off-camera flash and how to use it.

Low-key lighting: how to use shadows to create moody effects

Low-key lighting: how to use shadows to create moody effects

Low-key lighting is great fun to use on an indoor shoot, and all it requires is a DSLR, a tripod and a table lamp. You’ll also need a suitable subject to capture, of course – in this tutorial we’ve selected the classic ‘apples and pears’ for a still life photography setup.

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

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.