Dan Hostettler

Dan Hostettler

A traveler at heart, inspired by women, working along Swiss precision. Dan is a mediapreneur, photographer, author of several books and founder + Editor in Chief of SexyWomenPhotography.com.

Being a successful photographer for more than 15 years Dan got internationally published and featured on/in GQ Online, The India Times, FashionONE TV, FotoTV, GoodLight Mag, amongst many others. Dan is currently residing and working in Prague, CZ.

Dan will talk about his projects, provide insights in shootings & concepts, produce webinars, create Academy content, explain styles, emphasize the importance of working with models and any other exciting topic he discovers along the way.

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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Why "SWP Academy" Is A Must-Have. For You. For Us.

Read all about my personal, digital journey of the last 7 years – completely frank and unfiltered. You’ll also get a complete rundown about the evolution of SexyWomenPhotography and the unique educational proposition we are able to offer today.

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Pep Talk With Melisa Mendini – Czech Glam Goddess

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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It’s The Shadows, Not The Light!

Working with “Shadow Qualities” means to intentionally shape and sculpt a mood with shadow characteristics that create a distinct look. This is the basis for establishing the various imagery styles you need in order to present a rich and diversified portfolio. Get to explore how different looks and moods can be created by means of shadow design, and the application of specific light modifiers.

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My „Lab“: Setting Up A Micro-Photo-Studio

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…

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Structuring the Shape of Light

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.

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