How to improve your natural light black & white portraiture

In this eBook you will learn how to simplify and fine tune the essentials for quality portraiture. Discover how to use facial recognition and what lighting techniques should be used to enhance your subject.

Also chapters on window lighting, subtractive lighting, how to find suitable  locations, plus techniques for exposure and composition.

There are  many stunning images and easy to follow charts that will demonstrate what to look for and how to do it.

PORTRAIT TIPS & TECHNIQUES is suitable for advanced DSLR enthusiasts and professionals wishing to fine tune their portraiture or develop a new style.

The tips and techniques apply to both black & white and colour portraiture.

Chapters featured in the eBook

– Facial Recognition

Front facial view  |  Two-third facial  |  Profile facial view

– Lighting Techniques

Broad light  |  Short light  |  Window light  | Subtractive light

– Exposure

Histograms and calibration charts

– Composition

Rule of thirds, golden ratios  |  Perspective

– Gallery

A collection of the author’s favourite, all relevant to the book’s content

– Facial Analysis Guide

A handy guide to help you determine what approach will best suit a given subject

– Lighting Guide

A handy guide to help you determine ways to use light and the settings for each


In the 25 years that I’ve been a professional photographer there is one name that has stood out as a ONE OF A KIND TRUE PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST… and that person is Wayne Radford… His unique approach to modern day portraiture is timeless… Sought after by many a client and I might add many a photographer who have tried to emulate his Magical lighting and classic techniques.

He is a modern day Master of lighting in the photographic industry and a leader in the field of family and children’s fine art portraiture.

His new e-Book, Black & White – Natural Light Portraiture is an essential learning aid for any aspiring portrait photographer. I highly recommend it.

Kevin Evans
Master of Photography A.I.P.P. Documentary Film Maker

“if there is only one book you buy to build your skills as a photographer, then Wayne Radford’s ebook is the only book you buy. Thank you Wayne for reminding us about all the basics never to be forgotten”

Melissa Mielekamp

Congratulations, this would have to be the best book I have ever read on location portrait photography. You deserve every success with this project.

Clive Waring – Flood
The International Journal of Fine Art Photography

“Portrait Tips and Techniques – Natural Light Portraiture e-book is the must have resource for professional portrait photographers and enthusiasts alike. In my opinion, this concise and extremely well written e-book, is the bible for professional location portraiture.

Wayne’s knowledge of lighting, posing and ability to capture the essence of his subjects is something to be emulated, and he has put it all down for us to learn from in this book”.

Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas Photography

The book is so fabulous, I read it in one sitting. I think I will read it about 10 times this month, just so I can grasp all the concepts you have put in there.
Thank you so much

Gina Oh
Gina Maxine Photography (USA)

Hi Wayne,
Well I’m two-thirds the way through your e-book on natural light portraiture and it is absolutely brilliant. It is so easy to follow and understand.

The “about me” section at the front of the book was very inspiring – at 42 it is me to a “T”.

I have just started to do a studio photography course online and the theory and study I have to do seems so complicated compared to the way you explain things. I’ve got so much more from your $30 e-book.

I have nothing but admiration for you and your work, thank you.

Rod Galley
photography enthusiast

What I really like about Wayne’s e-book is that it shows you step-by-step the thought process and steps taken to achieve the amazing images you are seeing.

It is helpful to have it on hand on the laptop, wherever you and your laptop should be. You can easily take it with you to have available at any time.

The images shared in the e-book are inspirational, as Wayne’s work always is.

I find it refreshing to see a long standing Master of Photography share his work, his skill and his thoughts.

Susan Wall
Professional Photographer