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Author: Dan Hostettler

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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Artistic Nude Flow Posing: Exploration with Art Nude Model Hanna

When it comes to artistic postures, one has a whole lot of different strategies to choose from. So in order to ensure that we will get a meaningful concept for a planned live event, I made a worthwhile experiment: freeflow poses, testing emotions and impact. I invited Canadian Art Nude Model Hanna for a joint collaboration…

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Invest In Talents! Not Gear.

Dan participated in a Skype interview with the good folks of elixxier Software. Get Dan’s very own insights in effective concept development, why to work with a MUHA, why simple light is the best strategy, Dan’s typical shooting schedule, lighting gear tips, and more.

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Creative Outdoor Nudes: Shoot On The Run

Stephen Wong and Dan Hostettler created a hands-on Docutorial, showcasing their experience on how to shoot lean, quickly, effectively, being versatile, staying on budget, and achieve superb results all at the same time. SWP proudly present some first video insights, concept outline, production BTS and results from 6 sets.

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My “Keyword Tool“ Approach (Part 2)

The following photoshoot is based on my simple yet powerful “Keyword First” approach. I simply mixed a squint of erotic sense into a romantic setup and the result turned out to be sizzling, captivating and wonderfully sensual on a tasteful level.

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My “Keyword Tool“ Approach (Part 1)

Using a “Keyword First” approach influences conceptual aspects way before picking up the camera. It is very simple yet extremely powerful. Apply 2-3 coherent keywords for a series and you have laid the groundwork. Plus it allows for an effective communication with your team. Explore Dan’s method and 40 different concept briefs!

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Asked: Art Photography by Richard Abbott

Richard Abbott (NZ) started his women photography journey in 2014 only. But – as you will discover, Richard went already a long way in a very short time period! His imagery is based on a poetic approach, cross-referencing styles & genres. Read about Richard’s humble beginnings, the ever-present erotic subtext in nude photography, and six things he wishes he had been told when taking his first steps.

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Why I Add Boudoir Photography To My Service Portfolio

When talking about “Boudoir”, there are always the same (important) questions coming up immediately: Isn’t “Boudoir” just a marketing term? What is “Boudoir Photography” anyway? Male photographers shooting Boudoir?!? How to start out the simple way, meaning low-cost?… – I got you covered. Let’s start with the very basics in today’s article.

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