Reflectors are often used in natural light portrait photography, where they can act as an additional light source. But they can be used for much more than that. In this article we'll look at what reflectors are, some of the different types, and the various ways they can help you get better photos.Read the rest of this entry »
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In this article we'll look at four different lighting setups you can use to create beautiful portraits. These techniques all involve using multiple off-camera light sources. For a couple of the techniques you may be able to get away with just using natural light and a reflector, but really these setups work best if you are using controllable light sources such as speedlights or studio lights.Read the rest of this entry »
Photographing a family, particularly when young children are involved, can be a daunting task. The most important thing you can do to make things go smoothly is to plan as much as possible before the actual shoot.
Pre-planned shots can be executed quickly, which is important with young children, who can get bored easily. By planning everything in advance you can make sure the shoot happens quickly, and you won't have too many photos with the kids looking bored or distracted.
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In recent years there have been some advancements in technology that allow for brighter, cheaper LEDs. This has allowed for LED Light panels - a large number of bright LEDs grouped together like a single light.
The continuous light output by these panels makes them most suitable for video work. However, some also advocate their use for still photography. In this article I'll compare the benefits and disadvantages of LED Light panels against hot shoe speedlights (flash).Read the rest of this entry »
For a photographer, skills in family portraits are essential and are the bread and butter for many photographers. Looking at the history of photography, one of the first popular uses the camera was not for abstract art, or photographing the family pet, but for photographing people and their families.
Because of the expense and difficulty of each photo taken, they became masters at getting things right the first time and being able to fit in as many people as possible into the frame.
In order to hone in on the small things that make a difference in this classic and often overlooked form of photography, I have come up with my eight Family Portrait tips - five DO's and three DONT's.Read the rest of this entry »
It is always essential to check out for any latest portrait digital photography tips and informative courses. A number of people can basically take fabulous pics without actually trying, however the majority of us will need whatever assistance we can get to help make our pictures have an attractive appearance.
It might seem complicated to you to take on board a handful of expert digital photography tips and inspiring ideas to convert your photographs into those of a pro, however, you can and it doesn't require a lot of work.
Lets Have a look at The most essential Photography Tips and Hints:Read the rest of this entry »
Post processing can be used to improve your portrait photos, and really give them that professional look. The following three techniques are relatively simple and easy to implement, but can make a big difference.Read the rest of this entry »
At Christmas time many houses, shops, and town centers are decked out in Christmas lights and decorations. These can make for great photos at night. Because the lights are relatively dim (compared to sunlight), you will need to use a high ISO if shooting handheld, or preferably mount your camera on a tripod.Read the rest of this entry »
The skills to take great portraits will depend on after having a few essential "rules" I've reduced to those portrait photography tips. Even if you're just starting out, following these pointers may help you in improving your portraits.Read the rest of this entry »
Fill flash is where you use your camera's flash (or an external flash unit) as a secondary light to fill in shadows.
One of the main uses for fill flash is when photographing people under bright light (for example on a sunny day). The harsh light creates strong shadows on the face. But by using fill flash, you can add some light to the shadows and reduce their appearance.Read the rest of this entry »