I just installed a sweet micro-studio at home – it’s my new lab. The space is made for messing around: testing fresh shooting approaches and experimenting with new image looks that are paired with specific light settings, styling and work processes. Get to explore: Why & How, “Suffering” from Limitations, Lighting Gear & Studio Support, Test Shoot Results, and a lot of other impressions…Read More
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Allen recently did a session at the beach with his model friend Brittnie and student Erik. It was a “rehearsal” shoot for an upcoming series of fashion nude photography featuring lingerie. For Erik, shooting with an IR-modified Canon 10D, the session was about photographing a model on location; and for Allen it was about exploring how light that we cannot see renders colors and textures.Read More
With the #MeToo movement gathering steam, we all have to be cognizant that models could interpret any questionable behavior in the worst possible light. So, it is more important than ever before to “Not be an Asshole.” Keep in mind that, to some extent, “perception is reality”! I wrote down my reflection, insights and recommendations for you. Please read and share your own experiences or thoughts about this hot topic with our community.Read More
Today we have more camera choices than ever before. But what makes “better photos” better? Is it megapixels? Sensor size? Advanced programs? Sure. I suppose all those things can help making better photos – depending on your definition of “better.” But the #1 thing missing from the list of things that definitely adds a lot for making better photos is… YOU!Read More
For creating different moods and specific atmospheres you can’t just use a bare flash bulb all day long. By physically modifying your light source with the use of (light) modifiers. you are able to control the shape and spread of light in your images. Get here a set of 3D-series demonstrating various characteristic of light and shadow casting.Read More
When it comes to artistic postures, one has a whole lot of different strategies to choose from. So in order to ensure that we will get a meaningful concept for a planned live event, I made a worthwhile experiment: freeflow poses, testing emotions and impact. I invited Canadian Art Nude Model Hanna for a joint collaboration…Read More
Dan participated in a Skype interview with the good folks of elixxier Software. Get Dan’s very own insights in effective concept development, why to work with a MUHA, why simple light is the best strategy, Dan’s typical shooting schedule, lighting gear tips, and more.Read More
The concept of portraying women and snakes together is as old as recorded human history. For this more contemporary shoot, Allen was able to engage the sensuous art nude model Tiffany Helms and her co-model, Galadriel, the albino Burmese python, controlled by professional handler Erik. You get to explore: Shooting Concept, Safety Considerations, Shooting Report, 4 Looks with a Snake.Read More
On location, the first step is to evaluate the ambient light. And then you apply a suitable strategy to balance natural and artificial light that creates the desired look. In the article you‘ll learn about Stephen Wong’s approach and his recommendations on seeing and using natural light, posing & direction of light, using shade, using fill light, overpowering the sun, and more.Read More
"Hi Dan, I have been watching your six-part “Shoot on the Run: Outdoor Nudes” videos, which are tremendously helpful, informative and fun — thank you for producing them! The whole program has been excellent. So again, thank you both, and happy shooting! - Bill"
"Really beautiful! So refreshing to see like a fly-on-the-wall a rehearsal without the awareness to the camera running. This is worth so much more than many of the ‘polished’ training videos out there. - Alan"