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    Save £50 on Rotolight’s Creative Colour kit – the ultimate lighting solution (Sponsored)

    | Inspire | 06/12/2013 10:09am
    Save £50 on the Rotolight RL48 - the ultimate photo and video lighting kit (Sponsored)

    The team at Rotolight is offering Digital Camera World readers a special offer on the RL48: while stocks last you can now get this fantastic lighting kit for £125 – £50 off its usual price of £175.

    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    | Photography Tips, Portraits | 29/10/2013 12:11pm
    Photography lights made simple: classic one light portrait setups to try right now

    Photography lights come in all shapes and sizes, and can be set up in so many different ways. In our latest portrait photography cheat sheet we show you seven classic one light portrait setups, illustrating both the arrangement and the effects produced.

    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2013 11:15am
    The Inverse Square Law: what it means for photographers

    What is the Inverse Square Law? In photography it really just means the change in the intensity of light as a subject moves closer to or further away from its source.

    In this quick guide we explain what this means for photographers working with flash, and provide a handy table to help you understand the fall-off in illumination.

    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.