Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Rembrandt Portrait Lighting There are locations for portraits everywhere – even in an alleyway. This is how I created a dramatic shot in a local alley by overpowering the ambient light. If you think there are no good locations for portraits near you, think again. Even an alleyway can be the backdrop for an effective image, just like this portra… …

Environmental Chef Portrait

Environmental Chef Portrait Sometimes you’ve got loads of light sources, stuff everywhere and very little time: this is the world of environmental portraits, & here’s my approach to them. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons (known locally as just ‘Le Manoir’) is a hotel and restaurant in Oxford that’s owned by French chef Raymond Blanc. It’s… JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Horror-Inspired Fashion Portrait

Horror-Inspired Fashion Portrait Stylised portraits can be the most fun to create, especially if you enjoy overcoming technical challenges. For this shot, I needed to make a bright sky look like night-time, and match the model’s pose to the mood of the set-up. Horror Inspired! This is one of the trickiest images from our book, Mastering Portra… JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Outdoor Newborn Portrait

Outdoor Newborn Portrait If it’s hot outside, here’s a newborn portrait that you can replicate. Everything is a potential source of inspiration: this one was inspired by a 1980s poster. It’s a rare day that photographers in the UK can shoot a nude newborn outdoors – the weather just isn’t warm enough most of the time. If you’re lucky enough …