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Dream Job Nude Photographer? Video Interview with Dan Hostettler


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.

I was wondering what Marc Ludwig (FotoTV founder & producer) would come up with as I neither had a clue about the topics nor a preliminary.
Once in the studio, the first talking point turned out to be a very profound one that made me reflect quite a bit: “Dan, is being a Sexy Women Photographer a dream job?”

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.

Behind the Scenes: My trip to FotoTV Germany in Cologne

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Tutorial “Women Photography: Style & Genre Blueprint”

Tutorial: ‘Women Photography – Create, Enhance & Improve Your Images The Easy Way’

9 Films. 138 Min Runtime. HD
Photographing Women: Your Comprehensive Portfolio-Building Blueprint. Starring Melisa Mendini.
Evolve your photography. Explore new styles. Enhance your portfolio. For the first time ever, Dan presents a completely revealing overview of 7 characterized looks. Each of these looks gets meticulously stripped down inside of the following three main categories: “Classic”, “Soft” and “Bold”. Based on a variation of setups, this tutorial series helps you to find the best strategy to purposefully build your imagery.


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 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.

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Hi Dan,

Great interview. Have you thought about doing artsy type pics like this – Brett Seeley? Combine nudity with athleticism…

Or High end artistic glamour photography like Kai York… He gets a lot of fitness pro in the states. Nothing fancy just simple, poses with great lighting and composition. One of my favorites…

I just friended you on FB!!!!


Happy Easter to you!!

I have many friends. I’m sure I have a few in the Czech Republic..

Just FB me and let me know…

Hi Dan, Thank you very much for your courses, their GREAT! I also ordered 2 combos as well. They give a real insite of nude photography, I don’t know if I’ll get that Lucky chance but I know with your information in hand I’ll be well prepared. I Love the Smooth combo, but unfortunately I was not on my regular computer when I purchased it and downloaded it on my smartphone, my micro SD card went bad I cannot recover the videos, by the time I returned to my PC (I was on overseas on vacation ) the link expired.… Read more »

Good interview. The main point for me was the sentence: “Don’t look at it as being a hobby”. Many people starting a business forget about this and get frustrated because they have to do lots of things they don’t like.
To look at this work as “part of the final image” is a wise point of view.


Very cool interview Dan. I will say that I was surprised that you never mentioned submissions to any “men’s magazines,” nor pay sites of similar genre, as part of your income stream.

Hi Dan,
Very interesting and informative interview. Does this type of photography affect your personal life and if it does then how?
Thank you