How to create portraits with flare

A glass prism injects interesting reflections to draw the viewer to the shot. It’s an effective way to make portraits look more striking on a small budget (Image credit: Future)

With the advent of digital imagery and websites now enabling us to zoom right in on images to ‘pixel peep’, we’ve become slightly obsessed with megapixels, image quality and getting the sharpest possible shots. 

Image quality isn’t the be-all and end-all though – you can get fantastic images by introducing distortion when used with the right corrective vision. 

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.