Have you ever come across the perfect portrait and wanted to take one of your own?

This handy mobile application is a useful set of field notes filled with tips and techniques to get the best portrait shots.

We've teamed up with award winning professional photographer Wayne Radford to create an easy to use guide to help you set up and take professional looking portraits.

Wayne Radford is a Double Master of Photography with the Australia Institute of Professional Photography, and a professional portrait photographer specialising in Black & White.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or serious amateur this handy mobile application is a useful set of field notes filled with tips and techniques to get the best portrait shots.

Simply select an image and learn how it was put together.

Film Speed

In these portrait examples you can see what film speeds were selected to achieve different results. Even though modern digital cameras don't use film your digital SLR camera lets you modify settings as if it does. Film speed can alter the grain, contrast and sensitivity of an image

Natural Lighting

Lighting affets more than just how bright or dark a portrait is; it’s also the key to the look, mood and atmosphere of your images. Using these beautiful examples as a reference you can see how the direction and type of light will affect how the shape and texture of your subject appears.

Composition

Taking a portrait is more than just waiting for the right moment to press the button. Whether composing a formal portrait or hoping for a natural and candid moment, knowing what to position where and foreseeing what is about to happen next can turn a simple shot into something memorable.

In this first edition we look at Childrens Portraits

Wayne Radford's studio, Radford Photography, has been creating high quality portraiture for 25 years and he has built an enviable reputation amongst his peers as one of the most respected portrait photographers in Australia. 

Throughout his career Wayne Radford has received numerous State and National awards for his unique style of photography at both National and State judging. In addition he also received the classification of “Master of Photography”.

 

 

Want to Learn More about Portrait Photography?

Check out Wayne Radford's latest eBook - 'Portrait Tips & Techniques'