Educational Community At Your Service

SexyWomenPhotography (SWP) is the home for those wanting to evolve their women photography, create great imagery and grow their portfolio and then go professional to turn it into a great hobby or money by making shots of female subjects.

It’s all about the styles of Beauty, Beachwear, Boudoir, Lingerie, Portraits, Art Nudes, Glamour Nudes & Commercial Nudes.

Who’s This Tribe For?

SWP is your one-stop spot to gain practice and a deeper understanding of the very specific niche of women photography. Our community #ShootBoldTribe is all about connection and creation.

We extensively support you in various topics starting from learning, evolving and improving your imagery, signature style, portfolio & marketing approach all the way to business matters.

We globally connect you with enthusiasts and pros in this thrilling and challenging field of photography.

This community will make your photography more creative, inspirational and successful.

What You Will Get

  • Actionable Advice: Articles, Interviews & Tutorials
    Get our “SWP | Weekend Digest”, filled with dedicated topics in form of new articles, tutorials, interviews, personal journeys, videos and latest news from our authors every Saturday. Always illustrated with alluring, helpful and inspirational imagery.
    A service delivered right into your inbox when signing up for a free SWP Member Account.
  • Freemium Videos & Curated Video Library
    Short videos explaining all aspects of a shoot, authentic model interviews, behind the scenes documentary, curated insights from industry masters, DIY settings and inspirations from different shoots, styles and techniques.
  • Community Member Portfolios
    Contribute your ideas and work as well! We would love to see your imagery right here and present your showcase and inspiration to our strong growing and engaged photo community.
  • Discussions & Opinions
    Leave frequent comments and share your insights below articles, tutorials, and videos so that other members can benefit and get involved in the discussion thread, too. Our mission is to motivate, educate, inform and entertain.
    Very soon we will offer a full-fledged forum section.
  • Digital Trainings (Store)
    Boost your learning curve with to-the-point, comprehensive education, jam-packed with our knowledge, inspiration, “how tos”, behind the scenes material, illustrations and stunning imagery. Thousands of buyers build their creativity and journey on Dan Hostettler’s years of experience and proven concepts compiled in comprehensively designed trainings.

SWP Founder: Dan Hostettler (Editor in Chief + Creative Strategist)

Dan Hostettler is a mediapreneur, photographer, author of several books and founder of With an extensive educational background as photographer that he has received at the School of Visual Arts & Craft Bern back in Switzerland, Dan now successfully works in the niche of glamNude photography for over 15 years.

SWP is the evolved successor of Dan’s personal BLOG+ where he regularly reported about and gave insights into his work, creations and projects. After recognizing that B+ is outgrown and the photography style approach too one-sided, Dan decided to originate SWP in the beginning of 2016. This new setup offers like-minded photographers access to a collaborative environment that connects learning, relations and presents various knowledge and works from members.

SWP Team: Authors & Contributors

In order to make things comprehensive, opinion-driven and built on most diverse approaches, styles and topics, SWP relies on different authors and contributors from all sort of venues, levels and places around the globe.

Explore our fabulous team here.

A Word About Nudity: Conflict Between Aestheticism And Morality?
“Moral grounds are always the last refuge for people who have no sense of beauty.” - Oscar Wilde
We are covering a broad style of women photography. Not just the ones that are tolerated on the mainstream platforms and embraced by the advertising industry.
SWP is a place where nudity is involved and depicted in a prominent manner. An atmosphere created by deliberate choice with nothing to be ashamed of.
We take the liberty and fundamentally defend the position that nude photography (whether it be in form of art, commercialization or provocation) belongs to the genre of photography as an accepted and firmly established form in the western world.
We are not pushing boundaries towards explicit and pornographic material. However, we also do not buckle under the ever-present cry for “political correctness” and the anti-nudity hysteria in social media - which actually both pose an arrant limitation of freedom of expression.
Of course we publically and socially share content that’s compliant with the various guidelines out there but here – on SWP – we offer a safe haven for all sorts of beauty in women photography.
Is “Sexy” Just A Cover Up And Disparaging?
In short: Nope. Not at all.
We could start everlasting philosophical, biblical, moralistic and gender-equity related discussions on how nudity is related to female dignity, social value etc.
But SWP is not the place for that. We offer the beauty of (of course also commercial) women photography in an ideology-free environment, nude styles included. Just take a look back in fashion photography history: It always had a commercial aspect, temptation and nudity involved. Or look at ancient sculptors and paintings: Always commercially driven, always nudity involved.
That’s not an excuse, no, it’s the reason why we give leeway to praise the female body, the radiant expressions and the tempting play.
If you feel uncomfortable with exploring nude beauty: Simply leave. Don’t start a discussion here because we certainly will not pick up the thread.
Study. Grow. Share.
Flattering, appealing, tempting, respectfully depicted, sexy to provoking nude imagery is certainly a delight to observe but not that easy to create.
That’s where our educational community is at your service.

Ready to embark? Join Your #ShootBoldTribe AT NO COST and start learning now.