10 pro photo tips for incredible portraits in a simple home studio setup

Canon Portraiture
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Portraiture is a rich and rewarding way to work on your people skills as well as take some lovely creative headshots at the same time. It can however be a daunting genre to get into: there's tonnes of kit aimed at portrait photographers and then you have the differences between shooting with natural light or flash.

A home studio can provide crisp, clean and professional looking portraits and give you full control over the lighting. Fortunately, putting together a home studio can be done on a tight budget with many brands such as Neewer and even Amazon Basics range offering items like softboxes and lightstands without breaking the bank.

Canon Russ Tierney
Russ Tierney

Shooting for more than a decade as a professional portrait photographer, Russ works in his cool Splash Point Photo Studio in Rhyl, North Wales. He’s won and
is regularly commended on photo competition sites like Viewbug, PhotoCrowd and Gurushots, which has led to his work being displayed and exhibited all around the world.

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