Capture fun festive portraits this Christmas of your friends and family using flash photography and your Canon kit
Follow our top ten tips to improve your portrait photography
Photographer-artist Miss Aniela shot to internet fame with her series of heavily stylised images, including many self-portraits. She has this advice…
Follow our ten tips to improve your flash portraits today
The key part of taking successful boudoir photos is getting the best poses from your sitters. Here are some easy tricks you can use to get natural-looking sensual portraits.
The addition of reflective surfaces can turn flat outdoor portraits into one images that burst with life and impact. With this in mind, we headed out in (rare) bright conditions to try out office block windows, modern mirrored sculptures and water features with our model for the day, Stina.
We captured some fantastic reflections in our outdoor portraits of Stina, giving flattering results and vibrant colours. And the beauty of this is that all of this is possible on the streets of your nearest town or city center. So get out there!
Want to give your portrait photography a boost? Start improving your pictures overnight with these quick and easy tips for learning how to control lighting, focus and other key ingredients of good portraiture.
If you want to take perfect family portraits there are many aspects to consider. To get you started have a look at our top 3 tips!
A reflector is undoubtedly a handy piece of kit, but when it comes to portrait photography it’s absolutely essential. Shooting outdoors using natural light can be tricky, with the position of the sun often causing harsh and unflattering shadows. Fill-in flash will help, but if you want natural or warm tones a reflector will help to lift shadows, apply effects and tackle tricky light conditions.
Reflectors are available with many different surfaces, such as gold (which adds a warm glow to faces) and white (which helps to lift shadows and balance light). You can even get reflectors with multiple surfaces.
One of the biggest problems photographers encounter when using flash are harsh shadows in the background. In particular, harsh flash shadows are the bane of anyone who shoots portrait photography.
In the tutorial below we show you how you can eliminate shadows from your pictures so you can start taking flawless portraits.