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: A simple spring-themed portrait of Nikki in the studio garden

A simple spring-themed portrait of Nikki in the studio garden Bring context to your outdoor portraits by including foreground and background details. Sometimes you want your portraits to convey a sense of time and place. I was photographing our model, Nikki, in our beautiful studio gardens just as the spring colours (and daffodils – bleurgh) we… JOIN NOW to view …

Video: Fine-tuning your subject’s position in a tunnel of topshade

Fine-tuning your subject’s position in a tunnel of topshade Topshade occurs when your subject is shielded from the sun overhead, by trees, building overhangs and archways or tunnels. Tunnels of topshade provide a special lighting opportunity, and are worth looking out for. As Paul shows in this video, changing the position of your subject withi… JOIN NOW to view this …

Video: Photographing A Couple Outdoors

Photographing A Couple Outdoors How do you get a couple to relax when you’re pointing a camera at them? How can you evoke genuine smiles in your engagement and wedding portraits? How does light, location and posing come together in a successful couple’s portrait session? Join Paul behind-the-scenes as he creates beautiful portraits of an engage… JOIN NOW to view …

Video: Replicating a windowlight portrait using studio lighting

Replicating a window-light portrait using studio lighting Achieve the soft, gentle and natural look of a window-lit portrait using carefully positioned studio flash. If you want to replicate the look and feel of natural lighting after the sun has set or when the window-light is just too weak, here’s how you can do it with flash. I’ve used two s… …

Portrait of an Artist at Her House

Portrait of an Artist at Her House Here’s how I photographed one of the world’s best portrait painters, using just window-light and white walls for a relaxed, confident portrait in her home. Lucy is a world-renowned portrait artist. I was asked to photograph her in her house for a magazine article, so I wanted create an image where she looks …

Learning To See The Light

Learning To See The Light Above all other elements – composition, camera settings and camera equipment included – lighting will determine whether a shot goes from being pretty standard to perfectly stunning. For example, you can photograph someone with model looks, but if the noon sun is causing them to squint and casts dark shadows in their eye s… You …