Video: Photographing Children With Their Favourite Props

Video: Photographing Children With Their Favourite Props The Mastering Portrait Photography team asked four-year-old Benji to bring some things to the studio to be photographed with. He chose some toy cars, a camera and… our studio dog. First though, Paul shows us one of the most common lighting set-ups he sees – flat lighting. This happens w… JOIN NOW to view …

Video: Characterful portrait trio of Rob using studio lighting

Characterful portrait trio of Rob using studio lighting Create strong, masculine and characterful portraits by controlling your light and shadow areas. I see WAY too many studio portraits with flat lighting. In this video I explain why I hate images where light is thrown from every direction on to the subject and background. Don’t be scared … JOIN NOW to …

Video: How to photograph two men with different heights, skin tones & face shapes!

How to photograph two men with different heights, skin tones & face shapes! Create a film-poster style portrait of two guys with contrasting physical characteristics. My team challenged me to take a portrait of Rob and Matt (our video editor) together, using just one studio light. The point to prove was how to flatter both of my subjects wh… JOIN …

Video: Three studio portrait ideas for working with dark skin

Three studio portrait ideas for working with dark skin Add shape and depth to portraits of dark-skinned subjects by manipulating the highlights on their face and body. Whereas shadows create definition in portraits of pale-skinned subjects, for dark-skinned subjects the opposite applies. Instead, you create shape and depth by focusing on the hi… JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds …

Video: Studio portraits of Princess Amelie using a simple light set-up

Studio portraits of Princess Amelie using a simple light set-up Amelie (aged three-and-a-half) brought her own creative ideas (and demands) to her portrait session – who am I to argue?! We had a spring-themed, outdoor portrait session planned with Amelie, but she turned up with a plan of her own… to wear her princess outfit. Everything goe… JOIN NOW to …

Video: Studio portrait of a ballet dancer en pointe

Studio portrait of a ballet dancer en pointe Sneak behind-the-scenes of one of my most popular images and find out why you don’t need to get everything right in-camera all of the time. Professionally-trained ballet dancer Emily Gloyens rises en pointe as red satin flows around her. This poppy-like portrait merges the stylings of a fashion shoot… JOIN NOW to …

Video: Capture elegant portraits with soft but simple studio lighting

Capture elegant portraits with soft but simple studio lighting Bring elegance to your portraits with a soft and simple one-light set-up. A beautiful subject can be undone by ugly lighting. Instead, think about whether the characteristics of your light flatter your subject and complement the qualities you are trying to convey about him or her in… JOIN NOW to view …

Walkthrough: Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of An Elderly Man

Retouching A Black And White Portrait Of An Elderly Man There is nothing quite like a beautiful black and white portrait. In this video, we walk through how to use Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to add that magic to a portrait of Bob, a senior citizen, who came into the studio. The walkthrough mentions the following: Using …