Shoot like a pro in 5 steps: Tommy Reynolds on dramatic studio portraits

Tommy used four different light sources for this image, and took test shots to ensure that their placement and power gave the effect he wanted (Image credit: Tommy Reynolds)
Meet the pro: Tommy Reynolds

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(Image credit: Future/Lauren Scott)

Tommy is a wedding, portrait and travel photographer based in Kent, UK. He’s also created commercial work for Sony Music, Olympus and Pixapro. As a vlogger and cinematic video producer, he shares content on his growing YouTube channel and gives live photo talks. 


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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.