Hi, I'm Wayne Radford and welcome to PORTRAIT TIPS and TECHNIQUES I have been a professional portrait photographer since 1986, specialising in family and children's portraiture. Although I had a studio for many years, most of my portrait commissions were on location using natural light.

I believe the real skill of a natural light photographer is to use the lighting techniques of a studio craftsman. The ability to create shape, mood and emotion with lighting skills can easily be adapted by a natural light photographer.

By understanding and applying a few skills such as subtractive lighting, the correct angles of the face and which lighting technique to light your subject, you can easily change the impact of your portraits.

The purpose of this website is to share my experiences with photographers of all levels with a series of short tutorials about natural light portraiture.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Master of Photography A.I.P.P (1996)

  • Master of Photography A.I.P.P (2000) double master

  • Highest scoring black & white image A.P.P.A (1996)

  • Multiple Gold & Silver awards (State & National)

  • Print Awards Judge at State & National

  • Multiple Keynote and Seminar speaker throughout Australia & New Zealand 1990 -2017)

  • The highest accolade is being asked on many occasions to photograph the families of my peers.