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Lighting and shooting environmental portraits

Location, location, location! That’s the key to getting a successful environmental portrait, where you use the surroundings and props to give visual clues to what a person is like, or what they do. Nikon D3X […]

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Flash and full-length portraits

Taking pictures of the full length of a person’s body can be more problematic than it sounds. If they’re stood by a window then the chances are that their face will be lit better than […]

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What flash for food photography?

Food photography can be a very technical subject, with specialist photographers having studios built to include kitchens in them so the dishes can be shot within seconds of being cooked. It is, however, possible to […]

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How to manipulate white balance for creative photos

Light doesn’t just have a strength and a direction, it also has a temperature. This temperature will determine its colour and when you understand light’s temperature and its variation in colour, you can begin to […]

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Classic lighting set-ups: what they look like and why they work

It is often said of art that in order to break rules competently you have to understand them first. That’s particularly true of photography. When you decide to ignore or break a rule, you have […]

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