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Spice Up Your Studio Shoot: Alternatives to Shooting on Seamless

Joe Rooney, a semi-pro who has been shooting art nudes for years now, does not always have the opportunity or the budget to shoot on location. But based on his experience in spicing up his studio shoots, he came up with a list of ideas for you – ideas that he actually put into practice! Get inspiration and actionable advice with tons of good ideas right here.

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Fashion Nude Photography & Styling: Advanced Body Styling (Part 2)

In Part 2 of this topic we are demonstrating how designs painted on the human form can morph into different shapes, depending on a model’s body and different poses performed. Heather Filipski (MUHA & stylist), Brittnie Stull (art nude model) and I were the team of choice for this experimental and sexy exploration. Follow us through the progress of 3 different sets, get styling details, tips and shooting specs.

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Alabaster Skin Using 900 Nanometers

Allen recently did a session at the beach with his model friend Brittnie and student Erik. It was a “rehearsal” shoot for an upcoming series of fashion nude photography featuring lingerie. For Erik, shooting with an IR-modified Canon 10D, the session was about photographing a model on location; and for Allen it was about exploring how light that we cannot see renders colors and textures.

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Creative Outdoor Nudes: Shoot On The Run

Stephen Wong and Dan Hostettler created a hands-on Docutorial, showcasing their experience on how to shoot lean, quickly, effectively, being versatile, staying on budget, and achieve superb results all at the same time. SWP proudly present some first video insights, concept outline, production BTS and results from 6 sets.

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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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Fashion Nude Photography & Styling: Advanced Body Styling (Part 1)

In this installement I will explore together with you Body Painting as a form of creative expression. A key success factor for a venture such as this is…patience. But you will see that it’s totally worth the wait! Model Oli went through a series of dance moves and presented a veritable kaleidoscope by twisting and posing her body in a variety of positions.

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The Power of the Triangle in Photo Composition

When we think about rules of composition in Sexy Women Photography, there are a few things that are always talked about like the “Rule of Thirds” for composition or “C/S/I” Curves in model posing. But almost nobody talks about the power of the triangle in photo composition. My purpose here is to call your attention to a powerful visual concept that is known to artistic composition generally, but which doesn’t seem to get talked about nearly as much as it merits in sexy women photography.

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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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Fashion Nude Photography: Body Styling (Part 1)

Nude body styling is applied to evoke a mood or promote a lifestyle; the techniques can be simple or complex, fanciful or moody. In this article, Part 1, we are demonstrating some fundamental concepts. Follow us through the progress of 4 different sets, get styling details, tips and some shooting specs.

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It Don’t Mean A Thing, If You Don’t Have That Styling

Meaningful styling in your glamour photography requires more effort on the part of the photographer. You have to develop your own sense of style. Joe Rooney reveals his secrets, thoughts and concepts, suggestions in storytelling without having big costs and provides you with an uber-great deal of guidance and inspiration.

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Fashion Nude Photography & Styling: Let’s Go Retro!

Allen teamed up with the wonderful model Keira Grant and wardrobe stylist Caroline Langdon to explore a retro appearance from the 1920ies. The team created a convincingly authentic setting. Enjoy every bit of Allen’s meticulously implemented showcase, follow a very comprehensive analysis, and his personal insights.

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The “Snapshot Aesthetic” in Glamour Photography

I try to keep my photography fresh by exploring new lighting techniques. A while ago, I’ve come across a style of shooting known as the “Snapshot Aesthetic” style which is more than just a lighting technique in glamour photography. I started using this technique on my own. Here are my insights.

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Fashion Nude Photography & Styling: An Introduction (Part 2)

In this edition, we break free from any “fashion nude styling trend” constraints. In fact, our focus is on “if there is a rule, it’s meant to be broken.” Composition, lighting and posing “rules” are all out the window. By linking emotion to fashion, we strive to push the idea that fashion merchandising can successfully include a certain measure of nudity. Explore 3 sexy, complete scenarios conceptualized and shot by our American fellow Allen

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Fashion Nude Photography & Styling: An Introduction (Part 1)

There are an infinite number of fashion nude styling techniques, and they are constantly evolving as does the fashion industry itself. In this introduction we purposefully kept the styling concepts simple in order to demonstrate that very often creating a powerful fashion nude image can be rendered as simply as strategically rearranging the garments.

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Strategies & Tactics for Your Photo Shoots

As glamour and nude model photographers, we make a lot of decisions before our shoots, during our shoots, and after our shoots. Those decisions all impact how we’re going to capture the beautiful, sensuous, models in front of our cameras and what the final ‘look’ of those images will be. Jimmy D, the PrettyGirlShooter and industry veteran, talks insights.

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Get Creative. Shoot B&W.

Conceptually opting for digital B&W is an exceptionally potent tool (and strategy) in the hand of every photographer, yet it should be utilized purposeful and with a clear commitment of intent.
It’s not only about deviation and fun but also (business) value, vital diversification, distinction and opening up your mind.

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The Look Maker – Aneta Lozkova, MUHA: Portrait

Sexiness is charm, enchantment, allure, and attraction. Before the implementation of a shoot, a look is comprised of make-up, hair style and outfit. And this is where my fabulous team member Aneta Lozkova comes into play.
Explore Aneta’s creativity and get to see the awesome imagery we’ve created…

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