Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby’s killer one-light portrait setup

Photo Recipes: Scott Kelby's killer one-light portrait setup

In his 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 favourite images. This month Scott explains how to get a pro-level look to your portraiture without resorting to complex lighting, using just a simple one-light portrait setup.

Catchlight photography tips: how to create custom-shaped highlights in subjects’ eyes

Catchlight photography tips: how to create custom-shaped highlights in subjects' eyes

In this step-by-step tutorial we explain the delicate art of catchlight photography and how to create custom shapes in your portrait subject’s eyes.

Best studio lighting for photography: 8 top options tested and rated

Best studio lighting for photography: 8 top options tested and rated

Are you looking for constant lighting or something a bit more flash? In this group test we compare 4 flash heads and 4 constant head for your digital studio to find out which is the best studio lighting for photographers.

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.

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make an LED ring light for less than £20

DIY Photography Hacks: how to make an LED ring light

In this DIY Photography Hacks tutorial we show you how to create soft shadows and stylish portrait lighting from your own DIY LED ring 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!

Child portraits: how to set up a simple studio at home

Child portraits: how to set up a simple studio at home

In this video tutorial we show you how to set up a simple home photo studio and take photos of your children, then stitch them together to create striking child portraits.

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.

4 ways to get a studio look without a photo studio

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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…