High Key Office-Style Portrait

High Key Office-Style Portrait Bryony actually came into the studio for some headshots. I loved her outfit and the way she looked, so after the headshots were in the bag, I invited her to pose for some full-length office-themed images, too. Getting the office catalogue look I don’t normally use office furniture for shoots, but I wondered if it m… …

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 …

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… …

Foundations: Working With Natural Light

Working With Natural Light Natural light is freely available, requires little or no kit, and comes in enough different forms to keep your portraits looking varied for many years to come. In fact, many professional photographers use natural light exclusively. Of course, this comes with as many challenges as benefits, with the weather, intensit… You are unauthorized to view this …

Foundations: Traditional Head Positions

Looking towards the camera, or looking away? These five head positions offer a little more nuance to your portrait photography. As with the traditional lighting patterns, these head positions hark back to a time when meeting specific technical expectations was considered more important than capturing atmosphere and emotion. Nevertheless, they… You are unauthorized to view this page.