Critique 012 – Face To Face To Face To Faces

Critique 012 – Face To Face To Face To Faces I swear it takes me as long to come up with any kind of title for these as it does to record them! Four different images – three full-face portraits and something more family-portrait.  Enjoy! If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option above …

Critique #007 – Bearskin, Daylight And Connecting With The Subject

Critique #007 – Bearskin, Daylight And Connecting With The Subject Four more of your images under the loupe, OK, well in Lightroom anyway.  Today we’re talking about four more striking images from our members: from a Scots Guard to beautiful daylit portraits with glorious connection between the subject and the photographer. If you would like yo… JOIN NOW to view …

Video: Indoor portrait of Megan using window light

Indoor portrait of Megan using window light Capturing a subject and her reflection for a gentle, indoors, window-lit portrait. What can you shoot when stuck indoors on a grey day? We had been planning for sunlight but when it didn’t show up, we took the opportunity to capture this window-lit portrait as part of our reflections series instead. … JOIN …

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 …

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 …

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… …

Using Your Subject’s Natural Stance

Using Your Subject’s Natural Stance People need direction in front of the camera – otherwise they often become self-conscious and suddenly forget how they would sit or stand in a relaxed manner normally. So how do I pose them without making them look all… posed? Posing people without posing them Glen got in contact with us because he wanted some… …