Tag: portraits

The top 8 cameras for home portraits this summer

The sun is in the sky, the burgers are on the barbecue, the cider is on ice and the kids are playing in the back garden. All you need now to commemorate the glorious British summer is a few snaps of you and your loved ones enjoying it. But what camera to use? This run down of the eight best compact cameras for home photography is here to help you decide. 8. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II A pricey option it may be, but the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras you’ll find. Users of the very…

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Photography tips for taking portraits on a sunny day

  Have you been taking advantage of all this wonderful weather and been snapping away from dawn until dusk? On looking back at the portraits you’ve taken do you notice any of the following; A lot of squinting Harsh shadows Over-exposed/under-exposed images Flare Bright background/subject in shadow If so, read on and learn how to combat these tricky little issues   Avoid the midday sun  It’s 12.30pm, it’s a lovely sunny day and you pop out into the garden to take some photos of the kids. This isn’t a great idea. Like the weatherman, photographers will tell you to ‘avoid the midday sun’. The harsh…

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Christmas Photography Guide

With the festive season so fast approaching we thought it might be a good opportunity to discuss the best hints and tips to ensure that you capture as many fantastic pictures as possible. It may sound like a simple thing to do, however with not only the excitement of the day (especially when it comes to unwrapping presents) but also the run up to Christmas too, capturing images that really reflect the emotion is difficult. Here are some of our top tips for getting the photos that you have on your wish list! Be prepared It sounds so easy when you think of it, but…

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