• Camilla Parker Bowles looked relaxed in her magazine cover photo taken by Kate Middleton
  • Expert photographers commended Middleton for her skills in capturing her subject's emotions 
  • The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly has the talent for choosing the right color and background

Kate Middleton showed off her photography skills by capturing Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles' magazine cover.

According to editor Mark Hedges, the Duchess of Cornwall was asked if she had a photographer in mind for her cover photo for Country Life, and she picked the Duchess of Cambridge, Us Weekly reported. Several photographers were impressed with Middleton's talent after seeing the snap Clarence House shared on Instagram ahead of the magazine's release on July 13.

Telegraph photographer Clara Molden, who also photographed Prince William and Middleton's royal wedding in 2011, commended Middleton's ability to capture her subject's natural facial expression. Prince Charles' wife looked relaxed in the snap taken at her home in Wiltshire Raymill.

"I would have preferred to put her slightly below the rail, so I would have come up a bit higher," Moldeon told The Telegraph. "But what's lovely about it is her face and the way she's holding her foot in a funny little way. She just looks incredibly sweet and, for me, that expression is worth more than it being a perfect composition."

Geoff Pugh, another photographer for Telegraph who has been photographing the royal family for many years, echoed the same sentiment about Middleton's photography skills. He recalled Prince Charles and Prince William's Christmas photo on the grounds at Sandringham taken by Middleton and said it captured their emotions.

"The emotion in it and how off guard they are is just really charming. When do you see Prince Charles really natural like that?" he said. "No one is going to get that who isn't a member of the family. They've not prepped themselves. It's not chin up, it's just a lovely candid moment. And those woollen mittens."

Molden also commended Middleton's talent in choosing the right color or lighting to draw one's attention to the subject and not on anything else in the frame.

She commented on Prince Charles and Prince William's photograph and said the background and color of their coats were cleverly picked because had they worn brightly colored jackets, the attention would have been drawn to the outfits and not to the future kings' faces.

It was not the first time expert photographers commended Middleton's photography skills. Bronwen Sharp, a portrait photographer for Broadway, said the duchess has an "intuitive eye for color, composition and light."

Arthur Edwards, who has photographed the royal family since the 1970s, appeared on ITV's "The Royal Rota" podcast and confirmed that he was a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge's talent in capturing photos. One of his favorite pictures was of Prince William surrounded by his three children in a swing.

"I would have killed to have taken that picture," Edwards said.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with guests at the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 18, 2022 in London, England. Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images