Dan executed a little shoot with the wonderful Melisa Mendini in order to test and confirm the twist of educational topics as well as program order and to finalize quick wins for “LIVE 2 – The World of Posing”. The full action was broadcasted by Persicope – find a reply here.
As you might have seen, I’m in the midst of preparing for our big-bang super-duper live event LIVE 2 – The World of Posing. Models are booked (Playmate Coxy Dominika & Canadian Art Nude Sensation Hanna), team is pulled together (once again we need a troop of 15 members!), location is set, tech just got enhanced (better aerial view cam quality, better chat programming) – so it seems as if everything is basically in order and on the right track.
But actually the twist of educational topics, program order and finalizing quick wins are not set in stone just yet.
A Test Shoot With Melisa? Heck, Why?
The test shoot arranged with Melisa Mendini was not meant to “test” the working abilities of Melisa – no, it’s the other way around: It gave me the opportunity to try things, to fail and to settle some ideas.
Although Melisa Mendini will not participate in the show itself, I asked her to help me out with some parts of my preparation work. Hanna is still in Canada, Coxy Dominika is shooting abroad. Melisa – being good friend of mine – decided to help me out.
Test Shoot Program: What I’ve Done
As always, it was simply wonderful to work with Melisa. Top notch, effective and I still keep on learning a ton from her.
This quick and rather sloppily arranged shooting experiment helped me to get a clearer picture about how to structure LIVE 2. And I also received confirmation regarding some lighting setups I had in mind that would be effective in order to explain posing examples, confirmation about the “flow posing” approach, gathered some inspiration from Melisa’s knowledge…in short, it was most helpful. Now I have more food for thoughts and can work towards a final grid for the show’s program itself.
As announced, during LIVE 2 I will be on stage with 2 models working in different genres (in which posture approach and posing system really are distinct) – so I have to make sure to create a learning experience for you that is as concise, precise, effective and entertaining as possible 🙂
Here’s what Melisa and I played through:
- Flattering Angles using Standard Light Pattern (set 1 above)
- Coaching over Forcing Poses: Hands, Arm & Face (set 2 above)
- Experimental Flow Posing: Melisa led the show and it ended up in a striptease with raw emotions (set 3 below)
Conclusion: Test Was Worth The Investment
This neat test shoot involved costs of about $300 in total.
- It was worth any cent in order to assure the path I’m on while creating the topic grid for LIVE 2.
- It allowed me to run an initial test of the scoping method.
- It gives you insights and hopefully some inspiration regarding lighting and communication with a model.
LIVE Photo Shoot Tutorial “Lighting, Posing, Concepts. Art Nudes, Glam Nudes, Portrait Nudes. Fashion-Like Nudes.”
2 Shows: 12 Films. 210 Min Runtime. FullHD
Starring Aussie Art Nude Model & Singer Amy Heather.
Artistic Nudes: Body & Face. Soft, Bright, Dark, Dramatic, Colorful: this can all be done with just ONE light. This webinar is all about working with just one light. But the shooting concepts and showcases are not only based on using this single light by modifying it in different ways. No. The full potential for getting impactful imagery is when we combine lighting with all the other available aspects that makes for a good story, or let’s say mood. Produced in Brisbane by Dan Hostettler & Art Nude Master Photographer Cam Attree.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
8 Films. 123 Min Runtime. FullHD
Melisa Mendini Exclusive! Lighting, Posing, Concepts.
From Sexy To Candid. Starring famous, spicy & world renowned Czech glamNude Melisa Mendini, a class of her own.
This unique live shoot offers you insightful views and sexy entertainment! The shoots follow an all-embracing step-by-step instruction-path. Dan will explain everything regarding looks, lighting, how to pose and direct the model and – of course – how to create the perfect shoot.