Clamshell lighting is a common way to photograph a head shot and beauty close-up, often used in the fashion world. But now, for once, imagine to use this “fashion-inspired lighting” for a nude portraiture series… – that’s a most interesting genre mix. Get all the details on how to here.Read More
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
Working with “Shadow Qualities” means to intentionally shape and sculpt a mood with shadow characteristics that create a distinct look. This is the basis for establishing the various imagery styles you need in order to present a rich and diversified portfolio. Get to explore how different looks and moods can be created by means of shadow design, and the application of specific light modifiers.Read More
Hair is one of the main attractions a subject offers. From a practical, photographic standpoint, (long) hair is a fantastic “accessory” that endlessly helps you with storytelling, forming messages, and supporting moods. Learn how to use hair as a tool. Dan prepared for you his insights, recommendations and sample photos.Read More
INSIGHTS: Clinton Lubbe explains how he directs his models for a stills photoshoot whilst showing you Behind the Scenes footage of the entire process.Read More
INSIGHTS: “We don’t do naked anymore so what is another kind of naked that is much more important than body parts? I think it is when you really show yourself the way you are…”Read More
I started an adventurous “on a budget” project shooting with speedlights only. Low costs include: (no) studio rental fee, ideas for shooting at home, and – of course – low/no model fees. I identified photo styles that allow you to work with your partner/wife/friends, newcomers, and even with models on TFP basis for specific concepts.Read More
This is Michael Mancilla’s (USA) sexy work. He’s an experienced amateur photographer, shooting with gear from Hasselblad and Sony. For lighting Michael uses Profoto and Nikon speedlights.Read More
There are some occasions where the lighting in a shot is a little harsh in certain areas (for example when shooting with a beauty dish).
Jake’s step-by-step article demonstrates a very quick Photoshop technique that help you to easily adjust the highlights without affecting the shadows.
Why, When & What to Use. For many portrait-, glamour/boudoir photographers, the image direct from the camera (despite attention to posing and lighting and getting it right in-camera) can be greatly enhanced through the application of simple editing techniques. Get an overview and recommendation about what to do and which tool(s) to use.Read More
This series of Mini Quick-Win Tutorials tackles individual issues that arise during a re-touch. It might appear to be long and involved but remember, we are also trying to demonstrate a range of techniques. You do not need to use all of them, but some may well save you a great deal of time and raise your images to the next level.Read More
Obviously there are various sexy-photography genres existing that require different approaches for poses. Here I will break down the most important for you and actually show corresponding images. I hope this categorized outline helps you to better cross reference the topics.
And the images are worth more than a 1,000 words 🙂