I was aiming to create a candid, energetic series within a carefully designed lighting setup. The one and only true concept pillar here was: “Let the girl move and we will see how it turns out in the results achieved”. Energetic joy, movements, body act and genuine moments are the delightful series we shot. Get to explore the concept, lighting setup, posing approach and behind the scenes insights.Read More
On location, experimental and colorful: Observe Playmate Coxy Dominika in a bold scene that mainly lives from the tonal contrast aspect and the posing play. Going slightly weird in formal tones using a 3-light setup is key to achieve this rather unconventional look.Read More
Since the novel “50 Shades Of Grey” took the female world by storm (read: “made fetish widely socially acceptable”) female clients are more receptive to concepts that involves depiction of desire, lust, and seduction. To add production value for yourself or an additional concept for your client, leave the traditional Boudoir Style path and add a seducing segment, which I classify as Beyond Boudoir.Read More
Observe Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika in a strong and elegant scene. The pictorial approach “Strong Elegance” represents a classic and sophisticated touch and the apparent hardness visible every now and then plays the antagonistic counterpart to Dominika’s enchanting smile.Read More
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.Read More
Beyond the fact of being an instructional tool, I have found that mirrors are an ideal central element in set design for a number of different themes. Having fun in mind, model Brittnie and I teamed up for an “undress rehearsal”, concentrating our styling efforts on panties, taking a walk on the wild side.Read More
The concept of portraying women and snakes together is as old as recorded human history. For this more contemporary shoot, Allen was able to engage the sensuous art nude model Tiffany Helms and her co-model, Galadriel, the albino Burmese python, controlled by professional handler Erik. You get to explore: Shooting Concept, Safety Considerations, Shooting Report, 4 Looks with a Snake.Read More
After shooting with studio flashes, speedlights and available natural light, I decided to try a new lighting-gear-field: shooting with LEDs. ‘Portrait Nudes’ as a SWP-style concept, a genuine woman in front of the lens, and some spontaneous ideas on the set: That is all it takes to create alluring pieces of work for your aspiring portfolio. Shot with inexpensive lighting gear.Read More
My project “Clothed With Darkness” refers to a particular lighting approach that I am using across several shoots in order to tie a body of work together. I discuss how the images are going to be lit, explain my post processing approach that goes hand in hand with the lighting and in conclusion, I will provide you with crucial takeaways.Read More
Latex outfits are compelling for a couple of reasons: The skin tight nature of latex shows off a woman’s curves quite nicely and alluringly. These outfits are often designed to expose a woman’s breasts or buttocks while otherwise fully clothed. But there are also quite a few challenges involved when shooting this highly reflective material…Read More
“Abstractism” offers a lot: An experimental exploration, conceptual work, artistic output, for fun… – it is totally up to your desire, needs and imagination in which direction you want to lead this concept. A repetitive application by using different pattern-worlds and different subjects will let you accumulate a series that will be an invaluable body of work for your portfolio.Read More
“Shadow Play” fuels your creative mind with a simple concept that offers expressively magnificent art nude photos. It needs a bit of DIY work, 1 speedlight/strobe – et voila. If you stick to the compositional concept of keeping your subject’s anonymity, then you can photograph your partner/wife and nobody will get in hot waters. Discover endless possibilities the low budget way.Read More
“Red Breeze” is a creative artistic glamour concept shot with 2 speedlights. Working with unpredictable forms created by a fabric lace and incalculable posing can be seen as both challenging and exciting on set! The concept does not require a pro model but a playful one. The artistic touch is suitable for potential TFP collaborations.Read More
Bombshell Melisa Mendini seduces us in an enchanting outdoor setting. Follow a complete shoot with just one speedlight in action. Explore an effective lighting design, workflow, series variations, comprehensive insights and the full post processing aspect.Read More
Peter has always been a big fan of the pin up style genre, particularly the 1940-50s work. The shoot took place in a studio and Peter was shooting with studio strobes on his own for the first time.
Get to observe all steps from concept to results imagery and the lessons learned.
This tutorial is mainly about Mathieu’s way of thinking and the process he goes through before a shoot. At a seaside town near Mathieu’s living place, he came across a giant sphere and was immediately captivated by it. Creating a shoot concept out of this inspiration was the first step…
Follow the full process, experience a model with a kind of Rubenesque figure and grasp insights on artistry.
Working with speedlights: Melisa Mendini on location in a hotel room. Go here to follow a complete shoot and explore lighting design, series variations and full post processing. My thoughts, workflow and comprehensive insights.Read More
To simplify things, I elected to shoot this using only the available light and without any light modifiers like reflectors and scrims. My choice of natural light was for two reasons: the first is that I don’t have any strobes; secondly, I did not want to be single handedly mucking about with the lights on a beach when I should be focusing on shooting.Read More
Step-by-step the full look creation with FREE RAW file, Preset & Action (PS/LR): Concept, styling, lighting, B&W conversion.
In Sexy Romantic, Art Nude Model Hanna rests on a Victorian armchair, passing time one afternoon, reading poetry in her living room – a visually soft and artistic romance.
Soft series are more sensitive and elegant than bold glamour portraiture and nudity itself is often times rather implied than explicit. In my opinion, “sensual/soft” is also a synonym for an aspect of “boudoir photography”. Get a 5 minutes FREEMIUM “How To” video and full details here.Read More
Observe Playmate Coxy Dominika in a charming and colorful scene. The pictorial approach was chosen to create a glamour scene that lives from different light sources and characteristics. Attributes were subtle, soft, warm and teasing.Read More
Every now and then I set up a special, personal shoot, just to work on my portfolio in a very purposeful way. For this shoot I worked with Hanna a wonderful, inspirational Canadian art nude model, living in Portugal, traveling Europe.
Distortion. Beauty. Grain. Movement. Love.
Last week Dana Manner got an amazing opportunity: To shoot a Bikini Model Champion.
The problem? Only 10 minutes time to perform the shoot! Dana took up the challenge and shot a great series with confidence.
We all love success stories. Here is Dana’s.
I detected an artistic lack in my portfolio that urged me to produce a supplemental style of imagery. My new series are Black & White Nudes, driven by soft tonalities and charming personalities. No overdone beautifying and styling.
And – due to lack of any budget – shot at my home place!
Observe and learn how I shot a playful and alluring glam series with just one lighting arrangement on location. All I used – aside from my camera and mentioned lighting – were an octobox, a high ladder, an attractive floor and – lucky me (again)! – Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika.Read More
Creating sensual series means taking variations of candid and posed photographs of the subject partly dressed or in lingerie.
Learn and observe in this free full length tutorial how I implement a sensual sexy look with the support of the gorgeous Melisa Mendini
– soft, seductive and elegant with a touch of class!
Learn how I shot on location a seducing soft glam series with just one flash and ambient light. All I used was an octobox, some nice window(s) providing an ambient light-cloud and – lucky me! – Czech Playmate Coxy Dominika!Read More
Ed Verosky analyzes a successful photo shoot. Get behind-the-scenes advice, alluring & sexy imagery, full technical details and a very insightful video.
Enjoy Ed’s approach on how he is creating his “sexy women photography”.