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Tips On Using Flashguns For Portraits

Understanding Flashguns - Part 2

Mark Elliott of Better Photos shares his advice on using flashguns for shooting flattering portraits.

Added: 10th September 2011

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Creative Rim Lighting

Tips On Using Rim Lighting

We show you how backlighting your photographs can help create shape using the rim lighting technique

Added: 21st August 2011
How To Photograph Silhouettes With Compact Cameras

Shooting Creative Silhouettes With Compacts

Use your creative eye to see shapes and use your compact camera to shoot them as silhouettes.

Added: 27th June 2011
Photography Lighting Tutorial

Understanding Soft Light

Tips on controlling and understanding your light source.

Added: 23rd April 2011
Lighting tips

Direct Vs Diffuse Light Reflection

Tips on bouncing light off different types of surfaces.

Added: 4th April 2011
Advice on lighting big groups of people

Lighting large groups of people

Need to photograph a group of people and you're not sure how to light the shot? Take a look at this article.

Added: 25th March 2011
Speedlite Tutorial

Making Speedlites appear larger

How to exaggerate the size of Speedlites.

Added: 9th March 2011
Off-camera flash


See how taking your flash off camera can make a big difference to your pictures.

Added: 24th July 2010
Using a Rotalux Softbox System for your portraits

How to work with a Rotalux Softbox System

Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP shows us how to get the most out of a Rotalux Softbox System.

Added: 17th September 2009
Three ways to use an Octa for your portraits

Why you should use an Octa

Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP introduces Octa, the ultimate versatile light.

Added: 4th September 2009
Simple lighting for portraits

A simple lighting set-up that gives great result

Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP shows us a simple lighting set-up that really works.

Added: 26th August 2009
Portrait photography with a Triflector

How to use a Triflector when shooting portraits

Chris Burfoot AMPA ASWPP shows us how to make the most of a Triflector.

Added: 13th August 2009