Flattering Faces: Broad and Narrow Lighting

Flattering Faces: Broad and Narrow Lighting Different face shapes benefit from different lighting patterns. Read on to find out how to slim down a wide face or fill out a narrow one by changing just small thing – the angle of your subject’s nose relative to your main light. According to the people who measure these things, there are seven …

Critique 009 – It’s All In The Eyes

Critique 009 – It’s All In The Eyes Another four images under the loupe (well, on the screen anyway). Two studio portraits, two out on location – plenty to enjoy! If you would like your images critiqued, please use the Image Critique menu option above to submit a file (or more than one of you wish). Your image will then …

Walkthrough: Fast Method For Retouching A White Background

Fast Method For Retouching A White Background In this video, I talk through how to clean up a white background. The image in question is of two puppies taken for the Hearing Dogs where I shoot pretty much every week. The priority for this particular technique is the balance of speed to quality, something that is often missed: all too …

Video: Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight)

Headshots with whatever you’ve got (studio flash / speedlights / windowlight) Want to create corporate headshots but not sure how? Scared of studio or location lighting? Wondering how to work with windowlight? This video shows how you can create striking, flattering and professional-looking headshots no matter what your lighting set-up is. Fi… JOIN NOW to view this and hundreds of …

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… …

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 …