As winter draws in, many of us (understandably!) are feeling less inclined to venture outdoors with our cameras. If the mere thought of photographing in the cold makes you shiver, there’s still plenty you can shoot indoors. We’ve put together 15 tutorials that will give you plenty of inspiration and advice for capturing creative still life photographs during the colder months.
Capturing a great portrait isn’t about what gear you have, but it is important to know how to use what you got. In this super informative video tutorial from the team at Phlearn you’ll watch a portrait shoot as it happens, and see the different effects each focal length has on the subject.
1. Make Bokeh Open up wide and turn small background highlights that are out of focus into pleasing spots of blur. Or go even further and shape your bokeh by covering your lens with a piece of cardboard with a shape cut out in the middle, turning your blur into little hearts, stars or whichever [...]
In this great video from the team at US retailer B&H Photo, celebrity portrait photographer Brian Smith shares some of the secrets he’s learned over the past 30 years as a top magazine portrait photographer.