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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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Recording: Q&A Talk 002a

100 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
The deal: Jenni prepared a questionnaire without letting Dan know what she will ask. A complete blind flight for Dan, so to say. Get to see most honest career insights, frank opinions and surprising moments. Have (exclusive) fun!

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Recording: Q&A Talk 002b

80 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
Based on SWP member questions, Dan’s curiosity, Jenni’s experience, and as a follow up to Joe Rooney’s article “Don’t Be An Asshole…”, here is a talk about personal #meetoo-incidents, overreactions, drama, and how behavior can affect a photographer’s reputation. Is the situation for us working photographers and hobbyists really that dangerous? Watch!

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Recording: Q&A Talk 001

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
Questions & Answers: How to find “private places” and avoid external viewers? | Am I good enough: How to get valuable critiques outside my comfort zone? | Being deaf (or speaking a different language): How to interact with a model? | Creation instead of creativity: How to fuel and keep spontaneity?

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Pep Talk With Melisa Mendini – Czech Glam Goddess

1 Film. 37 Min Runtime. HD
Melisa Mendini is a Czech glam goddess. Melisa worked for American Penthouse, Czech Maxim, Tuning Magazine, Mexican Extremo, German Coupe, and Hustler – to name just a few. Her long term shooting experience is what makes her a top pro. Get to experience a relaxed, sincere and openhearted Melisa Mendini in our Model Talk.

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FREE LIBRARY

“It Is the Photographer, Not the Camera, That Is the Instrument”*

Today we have more camera choices than ever before. But what makes “better photos” better? Is it megapixels? Sensor size? Advanced programs? Sure. I suppose all those things can help making better photos – depending on your definition of “better.” But the #1 thing missing from the list of things that definitely adds a lot for making better photos is… YOU!

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Asked: Art Photography by Richard Abbott

Richard Abbott (NZ) started his women photography journey in 2014 only. But – as you will discover, Richard went already a long way in a very short time period! His imagery is based on a poetic approach, cross-referencing styles & genres. Read about Richard’s humble beginnings, the ever-present erotic subtext in nude photography, and six things he wishes he had been told when taking his first steps.

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Models Turned Photographers

Probably you have noticed a phenomenon lately: “models turned photographers”. Large photography mainstream sites are pushing this topic to fuel the discussion about the state of photography. Is this news-worthy? Well, important enough for JimmyD to share his thoughts and insights about this topic.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #5

Following photographer Rik Williams during a Glam Nude Shoot incl. an on-set interview and a comprehensive talk about Rik´s approach and experience. Sitting down with photographer (+SWP author) Gary Chambers from Lime Imagery talking about the business aspects and marketing strategies for running a portraiture studio, offering cross-genre styles including glamour & boudoir. My personal recap, aftermath and drive for new adventures outside my comfort zone.

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Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #4

Week #4 VLOG – Sydney, Brisbane + Melbourne (again)! Interview with photographer Stephen Wong, following photographer Cam Attree during an Art Nude Shoot (+ interview), got an interview with Art Nude Model Sass Kia and sitting down and talk for almost 2 hours with one of my B&W shooter idols: Photographer Peter Coulson.

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FREE LIBRARY

“It Is the Photographer, Not the Camera, That Is the Instrument”*

Today we have more camera choices than ever before. But what makes “better photos” better? Is it megapixels? Sensor size? Advanced programs? Sure. I suppose all those things can help making better photos – depending on your definition of “better.” But the #1 thing missing from the list of things that definitely adds a lot for making better photos is… YOU!

Read More

Asked: Art Photography by Richard Abbott

Richard Abbott (NZ) started his women photography journey in 2014 only. But – as you will discover, Richard went already a long way in a very short time period! His imagery is based on a poetic approach, cross-referencing styles & genres. Read about Richard’s humble beginnings, the ever-present erotic subtext in nude photography, and six things he wishes he had been told when taking his first steps.

Read More

Models Turned Photographers

Probably you have noticed a phenomenon lately: “models turned photographers”. Large photography mainstream sites are pushing this topic to fuel the discussion about the state of photography. Is this news-worthy? Well, important enough for JimmyD to share his thoughts and insights about this topic.

Read More

Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #5

Following photographer Rik Williams during a Glam Nude Shoot incl. an on-set interview and a comprehensive talk about Rik´s approach and experience. Sitting down with photographer (+SWP author) Gary Chambers from Lime Imagery talking about the business aspects and marketing strategies for running a portraiture studio, offering cross-genre styles including glamour & boudoir. My personal recap, aftermath and drive for new adventures outside my comfort zone.

Read More

Australia. Weekly VLOG. Week #4

Week #4 VLOG – Sydney, Brisbane + Melbourne (again)! Interview with photographer Stephen Wong, following photographer Cam Attree during an Art Nude Shoot (+ interview), got an interview with Art Nude Model Sass Kia and sitting down and talk for almost 2 hours with one of my B&W shooter idols: Photographer Peter Coulson.

Read More
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  ACADEMY Education

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Recording: Q&A Talk 002a

100 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
The deal: Jenni prepared a questionnaire without letting Dan know what she will ask. A complete blind flight for Dan, so to say. Get to see most honest career insights, frank opinions and surprising moments. Have (exclusive) fun!

Read More

Recording: Q&A Talk 002b

80 Min Runtime. FullHD
Guest: Jenni Czech, Host: Dan Hostettler
Based on SWP member questions, Dan’s curiosity, Jenni’s experience, and as a follow up to Joe Rooney’s article “Don’t Be An Asshole…”, here is a talk about personal #meetoo-incidents, overreactions, drama, and how behavior can affect a photographer’s reputation. Is the situation for us working photographers and hobbyists really that dangerous? Watch!

Read More

Recording: Q&A Talk 001

60 Min Runtime. FullHD
Host: Dan Hostettler
Questions & Answers: How to find “private places” and avoid external viewers? | Am I good enough: How to get valuable critiques outside my comfort zone? | Being deaf (or speaking a different language): How to interact with a model? | Creation instead of creativity: How to fuel and keep spontaneity?

Read More

Pep Talk With Melisa Mendini – Czech Glam Goddess

1 Film. 37 Min Runtime. HD
Melisa Mendini is a Czech glam goddess. Melisa worked for American Penthouse, Czech Maxim, Tuning Magazine, Mexican Extremo, German Coupe, and Hustler – to name just a few. Her long term shooting experience is what makes her a top pro. Get to experience a relaxed, sincere and openhearted Melisa Mendini in our Model Talk.

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