Video: Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight)

Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight) Want to create corporate headshots but not sure how? Scared of studio or location lighting? Wondering how to work with windowlight? This video shows how you can create striking, flattering and professional-looking headshots no matter what your lighting set-up is. Fi… JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of …

Video: Outdoor portrait of Alice using direct sunlight

Outdoor portrait of Alice using direct sunlight How to build texture and shape into your portraits using light and location. For this portrait, I needed to make a choice about whether or not the positives of the location outweighed its limitations. However, I loved the dappled sunlight, and wanted to use it like a spotlight on my subject, so co… JOIN …

Placing The MD In The Middle

Placing The MD In The Middle Positioning your subject in the middle of the frame can appear unimaginative. Here, I’ve made sure it’s a bold choice, by using elements of the environment to create a composition that’s both graphic and visually striking. Maurizio Brusadelli was the UK MD for Cadbury when I first met him. I was working with the …

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

Video: Backlit snow portrait using location flash

Backlit snow portrait using location flash One of my best ever images was the result of a best laid plan gone horribly wrong (thanks, weather forecast). Instead of a romantic Valentine’s portrait in the moonlight, we were faced with the coldest, slushiest, iciest rain/snow instead. But I still needed my Valentine’s shot, and I thought perhaps … JOIN NOW to …