Video: Outdoor portrait of Megan using a window reflection and softbox

  Outdoor portrait of Megan using a window reflection and softbox Shoot your subject’s reflection using studio light outdoors. Continuing our series on reflections, this portrait stars the reflected image as the focus of the shot. I’ve brought my soft box outdoors to light my model (therefore also lighting her reflection) and photographed… 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: 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 …

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… …

Traditional Lighting Patterns

 Traditional Lighting Patterns These are the traditional lighting set-ups that studio photographers used to be taught as standard. The set-ups create different ‘light patterns’ on your subject’s face, helping you to flatter their face shape. Worth knowing It’s worth learning these traditional lighting patterns for several reasons. Firstly, they … JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Teenager Headshots

  Teenager Headshots Of all the age groups I photograph, teenagers are by far my favourite. They are at their physical peak, and often walk in full of attitude, which translates into compelling portraits, like this one. Laura needed a headshot for her performing arts course, which could also be used for future auditions. The limitations … JOIN NOW! LOGIN

Foundations: Studio Lighting And Modifiers

Studio Lighting And Modifiers Photography isn’t a cheap pursuit and it’s all too easy to spend a huge amount of money on equipment, but a lot of it will end up being unused unless you buy it for a specific purpose. Before getting out your wallet, think about what you want to achieve with the kit, and only buy what …