Academy

“White Bondage Love”: Shoot Observation & On-Set Interview

13 Min Runtime. FullHD
Robert Coppa is an award winning, internationally working photographer, based out of Canberra, AUS. He is shooting Fashion, Bridal, Advertising, Portraiture, Fitness and Beauty & Glamour. During Dan’s photography travel studies Down Under, Dan had the chance and honor to accompany one of Robert’s exciting shoots in his very own studio. Dan also had some time to chat with Robert about his very own production work.

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SESSION REPLAY: “Private Affairs” feat. Michaela

5 Sets. 5 Films. 95 Min Runtime. FullHD
Shooting Observation. Personal project “Private Affairs”. Dan shoots in his private place a new style of series: Portrait Nudes. Mixing portraiture photography elements with alluring nude photography elements.
This time Dan was collaborating with a model of different shape, height and hair color. Having various subjects in front of your lens is important when you’re exploring the core of a new visual concept. Goal of this personal work was to level up Dan’s aspirational portfolio.

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SESSION REPLAY: “Private Affairs” feat. Suzzi

5 Sets. 5 Films. 105 Min Runtime. FullHD
Shooting Observation. Personal project “Private Affairs”. Dan shoots in his private place a new style of series: Portrait Nudes. Mixing portraiture photography elements with alluring nude photography elements.
Dan is experimenting with his own painted backdrops and a simple lighting approach. Goal of this series was to find a specific lighting style and image looks that would eventually evolve into Dan’s aspirational portfolio. On Set: Suzzi Q Suzzi.

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Recording: Q&A Talk 003

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
About Retouching: Why, How Much & How? Photoshop, Plugins, Panels. | Model Rates: What to pay and for what? Beginner models, intermediate, pros, photographer levels & more | Models (Rights) & Obligations: Models start using your photos commercially on sites like Patreon?!? What to do & contract types talk.

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Outdoor Art Nude Photography with Cam Attree

3 Films. 92 Min Runtime. FullHD
Cam Attree is a well-respected Australian pro photographer, shooting Artistic Nudes, Burlesque, Boudoir, and Vintage Glamour. Cam got internationally published, continuously wins prestigious awards and exhibits. In short: Cam owns his artistry. Dan paid Cam a visit in his Brisbane studio and had the chance to sit down and talk about his understanding on artistic nude photography. This exclusive video interview series is a unique and rare opportunity to get immersed in Cam’s artistic world and his way of thinking.

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LIVE Replay: ‘Fashion-Inspired Nude Photography’

5 Films. 117 Min Runtime. FullHD
Starring Fashion/Art Nude Model Michaela.
We reveal a lot of tricks on how to get impactful, but VERY simply done fashion-inspired looks. “Simple” because none of us has access to super-expensive dresses, overwhelming sets, or an additional armada of stylists – but that’s not necessary anyway! It is all about how to fake a fashion feel, meaning how to play with the core components: light characteristics & lighting design, choosing simple but most effective wardrobe, working with some well-known postures and more.

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Recording: Q&A Talk 002a

100 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
The deal: Jenni prepared a questionnaire without letting Dan know what she will ask. A complete blind flight for Dan, so to say. Get to see most honest career insights, frank opinions and surprising moments. Have (exclusive) fun!

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Recording: Q&A Talk 002b

80 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
Based on SWP member questions, Dan’s curiosity, Jenni’s experience, and as a follow up to Joe Rooney’s article “Don’t Be An Asshole…”, here is a talk about personal #meetoo-incidents, overreactions, drama, and how behavior can affect a photographer’s reputation. Is the situation for us working photographers and hobbyists really that dangerous? Watch!

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Recording: Q&A Talk 001

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
Questions & Answers: How to find “private places” and avoid external viewers? | Am I good enough: How to get valuable critiques outside my comfort zone? | Being deaf (or speaking a different language): How to interact with a model? | Creation instead of creativity: How to fuel and keep spontaneity?

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Pep Talk With Melisa Mendini – Czech Glam Goddess

1 Film. 37 Min Runtime. HD
Melisa Mendini is a Czech glam goddess. Melisa worked for American Penthouse, Czech Maxim, Tuning Magazine, Mexican Extremo, German Coupe, and Hustler – to name just a few. Her long term shooting experience is what makes her a top pro. Get to experience a relaxed, sincere and openhearted Melisa Mendini in our Model Talk.

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LIVE Replay: ‘Boudoir Photography & Beyond’

5 Films. 110 Min Runtime. FullHD
Starring Busty Czech Hottie Nikola.
Boudoir photography is the art of creating charming, sensual, and attractive images of women. Dan will work through variations of Boudoir settings, all shot in a private tight-spaced bedroom, using simple speedlights, the proper light former and some specific add-ons. You will be taking a tour through a series of shots all the way from dreamy romantic to fresh attractive to highly seductive.

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LIVE Replay: ‘Artistic Nude Photography’

5 Films. 105 Min Runtime. FullHD
2 Girls’ Glory: Evoke emotions! Starring Sisters Ivana & Suzzi
Voyeuristic Portraiture, Bodyscapes, Abstract Nude Art: Poetic, romantic, sizzling, sensual, dark, mystical, eccentric, strong, deep. Entering the genre of artistry asks for different posing, storytelling and image looks. This shoot is all about setting the scene with 2 beauties at once and Dan will be navigating you through 3 sets, 3 looks, 3 completely different results.

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About Creativity. Musing With Hanna, Canadian Art Nude Model

1 Film. 7 Min Runtime. FullHD
Model Hanna has been strongly impressing me from our very first contact all the way to this day. She will never ever stop stirring up my creative flow. During a photo shoot we had time to sit down and talk about Hanna’s take on creativity and how she gets influenced by emotion and information.

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LIVE Replay: ‘Contemporary Allure: Portrait Nudes’

5 Films. 95 Min Runtime. FullHD
Tempting & Striking, Fresh & Free, B&W, Silky Glam. Starring Nici Dee.
“Create portrayal, do not just depict a scene!” Contemporary Allure is about designing different moods/stories/emotions by building emotive situations, just like the genre of portraiture is intended to do. Dan started shooting frisky portraiture as an additional business opportunity for doing privately commissioned work, meaning Dan is taking shots of ladies that actually pay him to do so. This photo shoot is meant to push you to start doing such a style of work yourself!

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Pep Talk With Stana – Highly Accomplished Classical Art Nude Model

1 Film. 38 Min Runtime. HD
Let me introduce to you: Stana, the smart-art Goddess! Driven by curiosity, I took up the challenge of delving deeper into the rather hidden working spheres of the art nude genre. I got the opportunity to sit down and winkle out insights with one of the most successful, worldwide published, countless times displayed and highly sought after art nude models that I know.

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LIVE Replay: ‘The World Of Posing’ – Starting Out, Glamour & Art Nude

12 Films. 128 Min Runtime. FullHD
Starring Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika & Canadian Art Nude Sensation Hanna.
From Posing Basics to Coaching Systems to Genres: always sexy. Different genres, different posing styles, different model types. All techniques and examples guarantee you immediate, meaningful and portfolio-proof imagery and the settings with Coxy Dominika and Hanna will let you replicate and adapt not only your ideas but also your shots right away.

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