Video: BMX Multiple Exposure Action Portrait

BMX Multiple Exposure Action Portrait In this video we head to a skatepark for an action portrait with a difference: five exposures combined into one. You’ll find out how I spotted the shot, captured the frames I needed to bring it together and worked safely (well, as safely as possible!). You’ll see my images straight-out-of-the-camera (with the … JOIN NOW …

Close-Up Male Portraits

Close-Up Male Portraits Two simple, naturally lit portraits of two lovely guys. Read on for three tips for emphasising masculinity in portraits like these, and how to pose guys without making them look posed. Sam (left) is a builder and this image was taken during his engagement shoot. He has really engaging eyes that I wanted to make the focus… …

Telling Stories with Composition

Telling Stories with Composition Shooting families with young children? Accompanying everyone on a walk allows you to capture relaxed shots like this one, with everyone being themselves and interacting naturally. It also means you are likely to end up getting muddy… Rolling in the mud Twiggy, mud-splattered clothing is now an expected part of … JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Four Ways To Crop A Portrait

Four Ways To Crop A Portrait To crop, or not to crop? For all portraits other than full-length ones, you have to decide whereabouts on your subject’s body to place the edge of the frame. There are a few places where cropping is fine, and a few you should always avoid. The nice thing about working on location is that, …

Farmhouse Rule-Of-Thirds Portrait

Rule-Of-Thirds Rules For Farmhouse Portrait Sometimes the best portraits start unplanned – in this case, during a shoot break. I saw a patch of light, adjusted the scene to improve the composition and used the Rule of Thirds for a visually pleasing result. My client for this shoot commissioned me to create some portraits of their two grownup ch… You …

Critique #003 – Dragging The Shutter and The Eyes Have It

Dragging The Shutter and The Eyes Have It Welcome to Image Critique #003! More of your work under the magnifier. Three images from three different photographers. In this episode we have a long exposure (a dragged shutter), beautiful lighting and perfect eye contact. Enjoy! If you’re one of our members and would like your images critiqued, pl… JOIN NOW to …

Critique #004 – Best Friends, Black Dogs And Belle

Welcome to Image Critique #004!  More of your work under the magnifier. In this episode, we have three images from three photographers and we’re going to be discussing thumbs, cropping and cloning. JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of articles, videos, critiques and discussions dedicated to the art, passion and business of portrait photography! JOIN NOW! LOGIN BackgroundsCatchlightsCloningCroppingDepth Of …