5 Secrets of Contemporary Portraits   Contemporary portrait photography is modern, fun and creative, often characterised by outside the box compositions, unexpected locations, experimental use of light and raw, simple posing that captivates the viewer. Bronwyn Pickering is a CLG Advanced Grad who we would describe as a master at this genre, but the truth […]

5 Secrets of Contemporary Portraits

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Self Portraiture as Self Expression – Start an Art Series

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Creative Workshop Series, Portrait Photography From selfies to group portraits, self-portraits are a great way to explore and experiment with your inner creative side. Whether you’re experimenting with lighting, trying different angles, or just trying out a new filter, self-portraiture allows you to express yourself in new and exciting ways. Do you feel like you […]

Much as we love the organic nature of documentary and lifestyle portraits, there’s beauty in the simplicity of uncluttered studio portraits, which highlight our subjects so powerfully. That said, you don’t need a studio to take beautiful, simple studio portraits easily at home. So today’s highlights reel is a collection of studio portraits taken by […]

How To Take Studio Portraits At Home

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B&W Portraits – How to Capture Mood Using Tone

Today we’re going to take a deep dive into black & white portrait photography, specifically how to communicate mood in your photos. Read on to learn how to use light and tone with intention to convey a certain feel in stunning black & white portraits!   Tone – What Is It? Tone is one of […]

Want to get in front of the lens more often, but don’t know where to start? Feeling super awkward posing for the camera? Or maybe you have no problem with confidence but you’re stuck in a creative rut! Well, we have just the solution! This collection of creative self portraits from our graduates community has […]

19 Inspiring Ideas for Creative Self Portraits

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Where Are You In Your Family Photos?

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we got to thinking how important it is that we are seen in our family photos. After all, they tell the story of our children’s lives, and we are a big part of those little lives! Becca Lord-Lyon is a CLG Advanced Grad and now Course Instructor, and her […]

If you’re anything like me, you probably have albums filled with images of your kids – lots of photos of your kids with their dad, and their grandparents, and their friends and… everyone except you! But trust me when I say YOU are important too, mama, and it’s so important for you to get in […]

How To Get In The Frame With Your Kids

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How To Take Beautiful Easter Pictures of Your Kids

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If you celebrate Easter like my family, it’s a special time and a perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful themed Easter pictures of your children. But we know babies and kids can be hard to light and compose. And unless they’re sleeping, they’re rarely perfectly still so you often end up with dreaded blur. So […]

The Best Family Portrait Poses For Authentic Photos Yep, we’re talking family photo posing ideas! And amazing pictures your clients will cherish for years to come! This guide will give you the best family portrait poses, tips and compositional guidelines. So join us today to find out everything you need to capture beautiful family portraits, […]

The Ultimate Guide To Family Portrait Poses

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19 Beautiful Family Photo Ideas & Tips

Welcome to our highlights reel! This week we had an abundance of love and connection in the Grad’s Group, by way of gorgeous family photos! And so it is our highlights reel is themed around family, with tips and ideas for capturing wall-worthy photos!   Posing Ideas To get really authentic, natural looking photos, use […]