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Lighting faces

* The soft light you get on overcast days is especially good for photographing people, as it delivers the best skin tones
* Side or ‘cross’ lighting is more interesting because it gives depth and form to your portrait sitter
* Keep backgrounds and other distractions to the minimum so that the viewer can concentrate on the face
* In this picture, soft light from a window lights the faces of the girls from the side, while a zoomed-in setting throws the foreground face out of focus.

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More Contractors to leave the UK?

From the Financial Times comes an article concerning the coming UK budget.

The chancellor will announce plans to tackle elements of the tax system used by the private equity industry; the super-rich taking advantage of non-domicile status; and small family businesses that distribute profits among relatives.

After so much furore about IR35, this can only mean more contractors seeking to maximise their profits by working elsewhere.