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Capturing those in between moments

You can catch an ‘in between’ shot in the moments when a model is naturally unaware of the camera. Models are often required to sit or stand very still, in traditional poses, with minimal movement […]

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Try something new: ask your subjects to look out of the frame

‘Look at the camera and smile,’ is a pretty standard instruction to your models, but it’s hard to get creativity into shots like that. So, let’s try the opposite! Ask your models to gaze out […]

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Working with models

Learning how to effectively direct your models will not only be the difference between a good shoot and a great shoot, but between good photos and great photos, too. Danielle Amber on-set at a Lara […]

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A quick burst of retro colour for your photos

If you want to add a quick burst of retro colour to your photos, it’s not that complicated, especially if you’re working with a programme such as Adobe Photoshop. We’ve put together a simple guide […]

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Control your body language; control your shoot

Our non-verbal communication exhibits far more about how we truly feel than we could possibly articulate through words. Verbal and non-verbal messages can contradict one other and it can be more obvious than you think, […]

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How to write a project brief

Never underestimate the importance of preparation when you are planning a photo shoot. You have to ensure the right people turn up at the right time and place, then hope the shoot goes off without […]

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Posing for pinups

There are huge differences between modern posing conventions—which are often about making your model appear long and lean—and vintage posing, which, by design, is meant to emphasize feminine curves. It’s worth noting that some of […]

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Smile for the camera!

Some people can be terribly shy about smiling. Often it’s because smiling for the camera can feel forced or fake, but it can also be because of physical foibles or idiosyncracies, crooked teeth or dimples, […]

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