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

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

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!

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.

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

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.

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: fashion photography without all the fuss

Professional Photographer to the Rescue: fashion photography without all the fuss

In our latest Professional Photographer to the Rescue post our pro shows our apprentice some simple studio lighting techniques and easy-to-follow portrait photography tips that will make an immediate difference in our apprentice’s fashion photography.