‘Images of Nudes’ (ION) is a free digital, community-oriented publication that celebrates the art, the beauty, and the sensuality of tasteful nude images in its many forms. Founder Stephen Wong talks about his motives, vision, the editorial concept, business model, and more.Read More
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Are you cut out to be a professional photographer? Do you have what it takes? And even if the answer is yes, SHOULD you become a professional photographer? In this video, Ed Verosky offers us some opinions and personal insights on the differences between professional and amateur photography.Read More
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…Read More
With the #MeToo movement gathering steam, we all have to be cognizant that models could interpret any questionable behavior in the worst possible light. So, it is more important than ever before to “Not be an Asshole.” Keep in mind that, to some extent, “perception is reality”! I wrote down my reflection, insights and recommendations for you. Please read and share your own experiences or thoughts about this hot topic with our community.Read More
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.Read More
A few weeks ago, I visited the first photography workshop of my entire career. I was aware that I probably would not learn anything groundbreakingly new but there were several compelling reasons to join nonetheless: I wanted to experience Lindsay Adler’s creativity live in action and to seek validation (or not) in certain approaches/techniques that I am applying.Read More
Where do I find clients? Before starting your expansion into the field of glamour and boudoir photography (or starting up an entirely new photography business), you need to ask yourself a few fundamental questions. Simply put, draw an outline of “My Ideal Client” in relation to “What Do I Need/Want To Earn”.
It’s about having the right clients; clients that understand our value and will pay our prices… Get tips, tricks, insights and a complete “Marketing Strategy Checklist” from our Australian fellow Gary.
I had to leave my former beautiful studio because my landlord wanted to charge a lot more money for the rent. Fortune was not on my side this time. I just couldn’t find a geared-up place so I had to build a studio from scratch. This is my story.Read More
I had the privilege to attend a production day behind the scenes where new sets for Melisa Mendini’s own subscription site were created. It was a most interesting experience that I simply can’t withhold from you! PS: Subscription-based “Babes Sites” are still making money!Read More
Your shoot may not be a commercial one but whatever your mutual agreement with the model is: Always sign a proper contract! A solid release is your backup in bad times and when questions get asked.
Replicate my production approach, my best practice and get a detailed example on how I do the ID shot & paper work at the end of a glam photo shoot.
Recently I had the pleasure to visit my friends at FotoTV in Cologne (Germany) to conduct the last part of our tutorial-production-series SMOOTH: video interviews.
In the following interview I will grant you a look at different aspects of my job and also reveal some insights: the business part, the fun part – and the “being-under-pressure”-part.
While it seems to be common to pay amateur models about 50 EUR/USD per hour for this kind of photo shoots, there are also a lot of models, who are happy to exchange their Time for Pictures (TfP).
In this vodcast, Michael Zelbel elaborates on how he always tries to find a deal that works well for both sides.
If you have always wondered how to shoot nudes, then you should know that is not that hard to carry out nude photography. Sure enough, you can feel intimidated at first. But remember, people are among the easiest subjects in photography. Get the 12 essential tips here.Read More
When I saw my first set of exceptional photos I was so proud. Me, the once reserved, quiet girl was able to be this fierce, sexy woman. It got even better too. I was able to show those pictures to photographers and receive job offers because of them. Then I knew I was in love with this job.Read More
The word “boudoir” invokes images of elegance and sensuality. Women have always been drawn to this classy and intimate form of photography, which has been growing in popularity over the past three decades. Photographers in turn have been drawn into the boudoir photography business to celebrate their subjects.Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where passion and creativity paid the bills instead of money? Sadly, this is not the case. As a glamour and nude photographer working for private clients there are obvious opportunities to make money.Read More
The ability to make money doing what you love isn’t a far-fetched fantasy; it is something you can achieve. Many people dream of becoming first aspiring, then professional photographers.
However, the number of people with the determination to make this bold step is fewer than you may expect.