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Portrait photography

Tips and techniques on portrait photography, including how to shoot great portrait photographs, best kit for portrait photography, how to light portraits, and everything else you might need to know about shooting great portrait images.

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  • How to Shoot Portrait Photos at Home

    How to Shoot Portrait Photos at Home

    October 1, 2012

    Simplicity is often the key to success in portrait photography, as Ian Farrell shows in his portrait photography tips, using nothing other than window light, a reflector and a digital camera...

  • How to Take Wideangle Portraits

    How to Take Wideangle Portraits

    September 3, 2012

    Sometimes it's fun to break the rules. Why not try shooting some wideangle portraits? Richard Sibley shows how a wideangle lens can be used to take striking portrait pictures...

  • How to Shoot Outdoor Portraits

    How to Shoot Outdoor Portraits

    July 27, 2012

    Your complete guide to creating perfect outdoor portraits. The benefit of outdoor portraiture is that everywhere you go is a potential studio and, with a few tips, you can make the most of every situation.
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  • Shoot better portraits: Top tips for portrait photography

    Shoot better portraits: Top tips for portrait photography

    July 18, 2012

    Top tips to take your photographic portraits to the next level. To take the best portraits there are a variety of techniques to consider, a combination of which will assist in making your best possible photographs...

  • Home Studio Portraits

    Home Studio Portraits

    July 18, 2012

    Achieving great studio portraits doesn't mean you need a glut of flashguns and expensive studio lighting. Professional photographer and author John Freeman shows how you can save a packet by using just available light...

  • Lighting Portraits with Torches

    Lighting Portraits with Torches

    July 18, 2012

    Proving you don't need expensive studio lights, conceptual photographer Chad Coombs talks us through two innovative images of his that are lit with nothing more than pocket torches

  • How to Shoot Summer Portraits

    How to Shoot Summer Portraits

    July 17, 2012

    For the portrait photographer the great outdoors provides an endless variety of locations, backgrounds and props and the best, most natural lighting you'll find anywhere - if you know how to use it. Our summer portraits guide shows you how...

  • Masterclass with Andrew Sydenham  – Portraits

    Masterclass with Andrew Sydenham – Portraits

    March 20, 2012

    Portraiture Masterclass - AP photographer Andrew Sydenham demonstrates to three readers how a simple arrangement of lights can produce effective portrait photography. Oliver Atwell joins them