8 Tips for paying attention to detail

1) Watch the hands Don't show a flat hand - whether palm out or back facing the camera - it makes the hand look big, turn the hand edge on.

8 More tips to improve your portraits

1) Contrast clothes and location If your sitter is wearing blue, don't put them against a blue background.

14 Lighting Tips to Improve Your Portraits

1) Never use on-camera flash Because everytime it gives you the "rabbit in the headlights" - demonising red-eye look.

7 Tips for Working With Models

1) There are lots of models out there It's true, websites like model-mayhem, net-model, one-model-place have hundreds of models no more than 20 miles for where you are.

8 More Tips for Improving Your Portraits

1) Shoot children at their height Get down to their level to shoot children, don't shoot the tops of their heads.

Fifteen Top Tips for Taking Great Christmas Photos

1) Get In Close - it's the faces your interested in, not the shoes. Fill the frame with the face or faces.

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Why 50mm Focal Length will mess up your face.

Following on from my earlier post comparing focal length's and full length figures I want to look at focal length and headshots.

Why f11?

Interesting question came up the other day - why do we go for f11 as the "preferred" aperture on our lens?