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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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo


Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.