Headshots: how to shoot passport photos social media profiles and other informal portraits

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 22/05/2013 00:01am
    Headshots: how to shoot passport photos, social media avatars and other informal portraits

    In this ultimate guide to taking headshots, we explain how to shoot passport photos, profile pictures for social media and other types of informal portrait photography.

    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    | Photography Tips | 13/05/2013 00:01am
    Photography Lighting: using flash to cope with challenging conditions

    In the final post in our Shoot Like A Pro series on photography lighting, we explain simple techniques for using flash to take control of your lighting environment.

    Bessel WP6 400Ws review: can you really take studio-grade lighting anywhere?

    | Accessories, Reviews | 04/05/2013 14:00pm
    Bessel WP6 400Ws portable flash system review: can you really take studio-grade lighting anywhere you go?

    In our Bessel WP6 400Ws review we test whether this new portable flash system can deliver the results you need and give you quality studio lighting anywhere you choose to shoot.

    Best flash diffuser: 6 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 02/05/2013 00:01am
    Best flash diffuser: 6 top models tested and rated

    For softer, more natural-looking light, you need to add a diffuser to your flashgun. We test 6 of the top models available to help you find the best flash diffuser worth your money.

    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 03/04/2013 01:00am
    6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home

    If you’re looking to take your photography further you’ll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple studio light setups that will help you capture some of the most classic portrait lighting effects.

    3 advanced studio lighting techniques every portrait photographer should try

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 18/03/2013 11:47am
    3 advanced studio lighting techniques every portrait photographer should try

    Want to give your portrait photography a nice blend of subtle and atmospheric effects? These advanced studio lighting techniques using simple two-head lighting set-ups will give you incredible versatility as a portrait photographer.

    DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 21/02/2013 12:02pm
    DIY Photography Hacks: simple studio lights at Ikea prices!

    You don’t need to spend a fortune on studio lights. It’s possible to shoot professional-looking portraits using a common household lamp like the kind you’d buy at Ikea. In this latest DIY Photography Hacks post we’ll show you how a simple, single lamp can create a range of dramatic effects in your portrait photography.

    Studio lighting setups made easy: a simple arrangement for maximum results

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 19/02/2013 16:53pm
    Studio lights made simple: an easy, minimal set-up with maximum results

    Learn how to take more alluring portraits using the minimum number of studio lights. This quick guide will show you how to set up your portrait lighting piece by piece to achieve a timeless, classic look.

    Best studio flash kits? 6 models tested and rated

    | Accessories, Reviews | 13/02/2013 13:40pm
    Best studio flash kits? 6 models tested and rated

    Studio flash kits can help you take complete control of your portrait photography. But which are the best studio flash kits available, and which one gives you the most versatile lighting? We test 6 of the best studio flash kits on the market to find out.

    The still life photographers’ guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

    | Photography Tips | 30/01/2013 11:29am
    The still life photographers' guide to lighting: 4 techniques, 4 different effects

    Still life photographers often tell us that lighting their scenes is the biggest challenge they face. In fact, lighting is one of the most common photography problems in any genre. In this tutorial, Ali Jennings of our testing team singles out 4 foolproof still life photography lighting techniques that you can use anywhere.

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