Studio-Style Rim Light With Two Windows

Studio-style rim light with two windows You don’t need flash to create a studio-style portrait like this one; you only need a little lighting know-how… One of the highlights of our year is spending a few weeks on a luxury cruise ship… working, of course. We’re taken onboard as the lead photographers, with a remit of capturing beautiful imag… JOIN …

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: 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: 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… …

Aiming For The Lens

Aiming For The Lens My high risk strategy for getting young James to look directly down my camera lens (and why safer alternatives are a good bet for engaging portraits, too) To get this shot, I challenged James to throw one of his marbles and land it inside my lens hood. He thought this was very funny and set about …

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 …

A Window-Lit Portrait in a Client’s Home

A Window-Lit Portrait in a Client’s Home What to look for when shooting a windowlit portrait at a client’s home and why negative space provides a welcome visual pause in your portrait sets. Creating a portrait at someone’s home is a challenge but also an opportunity, for two reasons. Firstly, you are capturing your subject in the environment wh… JOIN …

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 …