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.

LES MUSES: A Voyeuristic Nude Portrayal Story

Creating a small, neat editorial-like shoot is the premise for this set. Not exactly a big story with a lot of different spots available but as a minimal approach for the making of a Mini Pictorial, a Mis-En-Scene so to say. Bright, warm colors in styling and props, fluffy lighting and deliberately intimate posing – the stage was set for producing a voyeuristic portrayal story.

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SESSION REPLAY: "Private Affairs" feat. Michaela

5 Sets. 5 Films. 95 Min Runtime. FullHD
Shooting Observation. Personal project “Private Affairs”. Dan shoots in his private place a new style of series: Portrait Nudes. Mixing portraiture photography elements with alluring nude photography elements.
This time Dan was collaborating with a model of different shape, height and hair color. Having various subjects in front of your lens is important when you’re exploring the core of a new visual concept. Goal of this personal work was to level up Dan’s aspirational portfolio.

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SESSION REPLAY: "Private Affairs" feat. Suzzi

5 Sets. 5 Films. 105 Min Runtime. FullHD
Shooting Observation. Personal project “Private Affairs”. Dan shoots in his private place a new style of series: Portrait Nudes. Mixing portraiture photography elements with alluring nude photography elements.
Dan is experimenting with his own painted backdrops and a simple lighting approach. Goal of this series was to find a specific lighting style and image looks that would eventually evolve into Dan’s aspirational portfolio. On Set: Suzzi Q Suzzi.

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Recording: Q&A Talk 003

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
About Retouching: Why, How Much & How? Photoshop, Plugins, Panels. | Model Rates: What to pay and for what? Beginner models, intermediate, pros, photographer levels & more | Models (Rights) & Obligations: Models start using your photos commercially on sites like Patreon?!? What to do & contract types talk.

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Outdoor Art Nude Photography with Cam Attree

3 Films. 92 Min Runtime. FullHD
Cam Attree is a well-respected Australian pro photographer, shooting Artistic Nudes, Burlesque, Boudoir, and Vintage Glamour. Cam got internationally published, continuously wins prestigious awards and exhibits. In short: Cam owns his artistry. Dan paid Cam a visit in his Brisbane studio and had the chance to sit down and talk about his understanding on artistic nude photography. This exclusive video interview series is a unique and rare opportunity to get immersed in Cam’s artistic world and his way of thinking.

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Backlighting: Attractive, Artful & Simple Nudes

Flooded with light, timeless style, creation of appealing lines: Backlighting. If you want to concentrate on the model’s curves – or rather her “Poses” – this easy to setup 1-light scenario is perfect to get rid of any other disturbing visual elements. Starring Melisa Mendini.

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LIVE Replay: 'Fashion-Inspired Nude Photography'

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.

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