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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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DIY: Making A Flower Wall As Photo Backdrop

The time I started to embrace sexy portraiture more intensively, I also began to explore ideas for different backdrops. One particular concept was to build a beautiful flower wall that can be used in various ways: fresh & frisky or a subtle romantic. Both styles rely on the exact same backdrop but they get polished differently by tweaking lighting design and image looks in post.

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Portrait Nudes: My Definition + Model Test Shoot

Sometimes it is necessary for me to setup a little test shoot, be it to experiment with a new shooting concept or because I’m having a new model on my list. With Nici Dee, I found a new jewel for my list! I selected her to be the talent for my upcoming webinar „Contemporary Portraiture“ but I had to make sure that she is the one I was looking for.

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How To Use Hair To Portray Attractive Visual Stories

Hair is one of the main attractions a subject offers. From a practical, photographic standpoint, (long) hair is a fantastic “accessory” that endlessly helps you with storytelling, forming messages, and supporting moods. Learn how to use hair as a tool. Dan prepared for you his insights, recommendations and sample photos.

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About Creativity. Musing With Hanna, Canadian Art Nude Model

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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  • 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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