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Author: Dan Hostettler

How I Shot Portrait Nudes With (Cheap) LEDs

After shooting with studio flashes, speedlights and available natural light, I decided to try a new lighting-gear-field: shooting with LEDs. ‘Portrait Nudes’ as a SWP-style concept, a genuine woman in front of the lens, and some spontaneous ideas on the set: That is all it takes to create alluring pieces of work for your aspiring portfolio. Shot with inexpensive lighting gear.

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Low-Key Bodyscapes: 4 Free Video Tutorials

Michael Zelbel pushed the boundaries once more! He put together his strategy, blueprints and shooting situations in 4 free videos. This is real meat, real free value, meant to be absorbed and replicated by you – on a low cost level in your home!

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #5

Following photographer Rik Williams during a Glam Nude Shoot incl. an on-set interview and a comprehensive talk about Rik´s approach and experience. Sitting down with photographer (+SWP author) Gary Chambers from Lime Imagery talking about the business aspects and marketing strategies for running a portraiture studio, offering cross-genre styles including glamour & boudoir. My personal recap, aftermath and drive for new adventures outside my comfort zone.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #4

Week #4 VLOG – Sydney, Brisbane + Melbourne (again)! Interview with photographer Stephen Wong, following photographer Cam Attree during an Art Nude Shoot (+ interview), got an interview with Art Nude Model Sass Kia and sitting down and talk for almost 2 hours with one of my B&W shooter idols: Photographer Peter Coulson.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #3

Week #3 VLOG – Sydney + Canberra! Following: Mike Stacey Outdoor On Location Shoot, Lori Cicchini On Location & Studio Shoot, Robert Coppa Studio Shoot. Including interviews. And having the models Anne Duffy and Flavia aka Smartcookiecookie on sets. Art Nudes, Fashion Nudes, Sexy Nudes.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #2

Week #2 VLOG – Sydney! Location Scouting. Producing Artistic Nude Outdoor Tutorial. Visiting + Interview with Bjorn Hansen & Ulla Abildgaard, BU Art Shack, Interview with Model Taliah Campbell.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #1

Week #1 VLOG – Australia Bound: Prague > Melbourne, Settling in in Melbourne & organizing the last stuff, bound to Tasmania and accompanying an Outdoor Art Nude Workshop, setup and led by Cam Attree, Fine Art Nude Master Photographer.

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Australia, Here I Come! Info About My Trip – Part 2

I Am Off! I am on my way to Australia! Selecting photo and video equipment for the interview series and shooting documentaries, I hit the jackpot with a whopping 40 kg of plain gear = No way!
I reselected, repacked, rethought, repurposed – and finally managed to skip 13 kg of tools. Take a look at the disclosure of my complete gear list for this trip.

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  • Lighting Week with @jenni_czech - Set 3: 1-light setup "Split Lighting". 90 degrees angle shoot-through umbrella + fill-in reflector
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  • Lighting Week with @jenni_czech - Set 2: 1-light setup. Only Shoot-through umbrella. #studiolighting #behindthescenes #sexymodel #studiophotography #iso1200magazine @iso1200magazine
  • Lighting Week with @jenni_czech - Set 1: 1-light setup with shoot-through umbrella +fill-in reflector. #studiolighting #behindthescenes #shootbold #sexymodel #studiophotography #iso1200magazine @iso1200magazine
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