10 tips for amazing portrait photographs in your local park

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Portraiture photography is fantastic way of sharpening both your camera and social skills, and allows you to experiment with both studio flash as well as natural light. It can however seem like a dark art, how do you light your subject, get the best poses out of them and what kit should you use?

This month we aim to answer all of these questions and more! We teamed up a reader of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Carole Stevens, for a masterclass in portraiture with portrait pro Rebecca Faith at her local park in the beautifully picturesque city of Bath, England.

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PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine is the world’s only 100% Canon-focused title on the newsstand. Launched in 2007, for 14 years it has delivered news, reviews, buying guides, features, inspirational projects and tutorials on cameras, lenses, tripods, gimbals, filters, lighting and all manner of photography equipment. 

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