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Posing Guide – How To Pose Couples Naturally

How to pose couples naturally? When I first started photographing couples, a lot of my pictures turned out really stiff and the only directions I could think of were “look at the camera / just be yourself / be natural” – umm, no wonder the pictures didn’t turn out at all natural. It’s one thing to find a handful of really great poses on Pinterest but another thing actually directing your couple so that the pose comes out naturally.   So let’s get  ...

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6 Tips For Taking A Great Self Portrait

  Forget about “selfies” for a minute (the amazing Jen Brook has a fab article about selfies here), let’s talk about the Self Portrait. As a photographer who shoots people on a regular basis, both as a paid professional and as a hobbyist creating images from my own ideas; Taking self portraits has been an invaluable tool for me along the way. There are a few reasons why self portraits can help you further your photography, such as: Giving you complete control over  ...

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Using natural light and reflectors.

This is just a quick little picture tutorial, to show you how a lighting scenario can instantly look better with the use of reflectors. Reflectors are inexpensive, and extremely useful when lifting shadows from a subject. My brother, Ben, kindly agreed to stand in as my test subject for the evening. These were all taken around 5pm. You can see that the white and gold reflectors make a subtle difference to the shadows in Ben’s face. We have also learnt that reflectors make you happy frown :)

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