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.Read More
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
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
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
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
I just installed a sweet micro-studio at home – it’s my new lab. The space is made for messing around: testing fresh shooting approaches and experimenting with new image looks that are paired with specific light settings, styling and work processes. Get to explore: Why & How, “Suffering” from Limitations, Lighting Gear & Studio Support, Test Shoot Results, and a lot of other impressions…Read More
On location, the first step is to evaluate the ambient light. And then you apply a suitable strategy to balance natural and artificial light that creates the desired look. In the article you‘ll learn about Stephen Wong’s approach and his recommendations on seeing and using natural light, posing & direction of light, using shade, using fill light, overpowering the sun, and more.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.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
MASTERY: Lou Freeman discusses color balance, lighting, and timing for capturing glamorous sunset photography with the Ice Light.Read More
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
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
Throwback episode featuring Marketa Belonoha and my bad lighting design and lessons learned. The action took place in 2006 and it was approximately the 5th glamNude shoot that I had ever done. Despite all the hurdles and not-so-thrilling glam outcome my team and I had a great time on set and it was worth the investment.Read More
Have you ever had a boss whom you sometimes love and sometimes hate? That’s how it is with me and my clients. I love them. I hate them. I love them. I hate them. I’ll admit I can sometimes be difficult for some bosses (clients) to work with. But I’m simply someone who knows what they’re doing, at least in terms of shooting glam, tease, and nude models, and who expects to be treated as such.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
Recently, a well-established model I know was complaining on Facebook about one of her recent shoots. She wasn’t angry as much as firmly voicing her displeasure with photographers who micro-manage models during their shoots. I know exactly where she’s coming from. As a photographer, I don’t like clients who try to micro-manage my shoots. So, here is my opinion and take on this.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
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
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.Read More
Working in a stunning location with a terrific model is a fantastic starting position to get good images. But conceptually evolving them towards different moods and messages by applying various image looks in post is a powerful strategy! In my showcase I want to elaborate about some distinctly different basics.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
Where do I find clients? Before starting your expansion into the field of glamour and boudoir photography (or starting up an entirely new photography business), you need to ask yourself a few fundamental questions. Simply put, draw an outline of “My Ideal Client” in relation to “What Do I Need/Want To Earn”.
It’s about having the right clients; clients that understand our value and will pay our prices… Get tips, tricks, insights and a complete “Marketing Strategy Checklist” from our Australian fellow Gary.
Handling posing flow, directing the model/client and communicating with them is a part of my natural workflow and habit today. Though that was not always the case!
I had to learn all these aspects the hard way. Endless practice with a lot of failures…
Here I introduce you a way to get excellent and alluring results when relying on a practical, easy to understand system: the Flow Posing Hack.
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
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
In this series of articles I am going to share with you my personal journey, trials and insights into becoming a sexy woman photographer. I’ll tell you all about the decisions I made along the way and the why. I first started taking photographs back in the 1970’s in the days of film…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
I had to leave my former beautiful studio because my landlord wanted to charge a lot more money for the rent. Fortune was not on my side this time. I just couldn’t find a geared-up place so I had to build a studio from scratch. This is my story.Read More
1 Film. 32 Min Runtime. HD
Master’s Degree in Business & Economics. Penthouse Pet. Internet Celeb. GlamNude Goddess. Countless shoots around the globe…Experience a wonderful hilarious yet thoughtful interview with Jenni Czech. Get insights far from glitzy facades.
1 Film. 30 Min Runtime. HD
Coxy Dominika is a Czech Playmate and an internationally working Glam & Nude Model. Get insights, revealing facts and knowledge about her career experience. Pep talk for aspiring and emerging sexy women photographers.
1 Film. 29 Min Runtime. HD
Brenda Kucerova, an internationally working, dedicated Fashion, Glam & Art Nude Model about career experience and revealing facts. Pep talk for aspiring and emerging sexy women photographers.
1 Film. 80 Min Runtime. PeriscopeHD
Report & Insights From A Test Photo Shoot With Melisa Mendini.
Dan executed a little shoot with the wonderful Melisa Mendini in order to test and confirm the twist of educational topics as well as program order and to finalize quick wins for “LIVE 2 – The World of Posing”. The full action was broadcasted by Persicope – find a reply here.
In glamour/nude photography here in Europe, the subjects are still portrayed in alluring and exciting ways ranging from fully sexy dressed to nude. Glamour is primarily meant to tease and flirt with the viewer but never crosses the border to pornography and erotica at all! Get all actionable advice here.Read More
Of course every photographer has a specific taste in models, but if you start-up or enhance your existing portfolio, your work is evaluated based on the appropriate selection of your models. In this article I separated the model types into different genres based on my own categorization and experience with Sexy Women Photography.Read More
This is Monochrome Set Photography (UK) sexy work. He’s semi-pro photographer, shooting with gear from Fuji and Godox lighting.Read More
One day, without any particular reason, and out of the blue, I was struck by extreme enthusiasm and pioneer spirit (for B+) which lead to the decision of setting up a live stream photo shoot event. A long journey of tech preparation with lots of troubles along the way had begun.
The live shoot itself went perfectly great – we survived, delivered – and succeeded! Get the full insights here…
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
Composing drama series does not mean to create dusky sceneries but rather working with well-chosen light/shadow areas and corresponding accents. Messages can be sexy lascivious, contain round forms, and be strong and bold in emotions. A drama/noir setup most definitely flatters a woman’s shape!Read More
This is Thomas Roth’s (Germany) sexy work. He’s a beginner in the field of Sexy Women Photography, but a highly experienced sports shooter. Thomas is shooting with gear from Canon.Read More
I had the privilege to attend a production day behind the scenes where new sets for Melisa Mendini’s own subscription site were created. It was a most interesting experience that I simply can’t withhold from you! PS: Subscription-based “Babes Sites” are still making money!Read More
Since taking video production seriously here I had (and still have) to gear up my equipment.
I thought it’s a valuable insight to show you with what gear I technically implement such video training productions.
Stefan Grosjean is an erotic art photographer shooting and trading nude photographs with huge success! Interestingly enough, Stefan’s business works so well because he’s actually not running it as doggedly as you would expect one to manage a real business.Read More
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
Thomas is a former advertising and commercial photographer, having made a living photographing pretty much everything for about 20 years. Today, Thomas is shooting artful nude images as a hobby. His imagery comes alive by means of sensual composition and a strong visual language mainly created by ambient day light alone.
I am feeling very delighted to present Thomas’ story, takes, showcase and even a few behind the scenes-videos here on SWP!
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
This is LarsN-Photography’s (Canada) sexy work. He’s an experienced amateur photographer, shooting with gear from Nikon and uses speedlights and strobes of varying brands
1 Film. 26 Min Runtime. HD
Far apart from self-presentation, industry glam and glitzy facades: Ivana Cermakova talks about career experience, shares tips and gives insights about good collaborations. A pep talk for aspiring and emerging sexy women photographers.
Explore how I shot a glowy and glamorous series. Sense the warmth of Playmate Dominika’s body and the coziness of the setting.
A crackling fire, 2 flash lights, creativity in tweaking posing possibilities… – that’s it.
I am very proud and happy to give you an exclusive preview of my soon to be released first video tutorial. Gain valuable insights into the tutorial’s approach, outline and full set (!), including all results and the explanation of my lighting design. It’s one set out of five…Read More
A simple setup creates some amazing results – Nude Jenni’s UFO Sighting! 1 light, 1 beauty dish with grid, 20 minutes time. Check out the light setup-implementation, the background story and the awesome imagery we captured right before Jenni got beamed up, fully clothed in her birthday suit…Read More
Get behind the scenes of a shoot that I have done at the end of a very long production day. Actually, this set was the cover shot with sexy Melisa Mendini. We totally nailed it in an amazingly free-flowing shoot that took us less than…Read More
When I start working with a model for the first time, I mainly have story related poses in mind. Yet sometimes the model doesn’t understand my intention and ideas, so I have to demonstrate a few concepts and actions to her.
Every once in a while I intentionally go way overboard just to get some laughter out of her. As mentioned: Mood is everything.
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 🙂
Kevin Tang unites many talents and activities in one person: first of all, he is a creative and busy photographer, then there’s the entrepreneur’s side as a co-founder of PhotoWhoa.com and recently he shines as the author of his newest book “Glamour Training Vol. 1”.Read More
Today I’d like to introduce you to a short but powerful guided tour that shows you how to setup clean studio beauty lighting for portraying your nudes.
This lighting design gives both you and your model a great freedom of movements (posing, angles, axes) because the main light area is wide and forgiving.
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”.
4-point lighting can be setup in so many different ways with equally different outcomes… –
but this time my exercise is to establish accent lighting step-by-step with the goal of a balanced finished result featuring four lights. However, the outcome of each single step (lights 1 to 3) itself can be used as an individual final result with an independent look and feel.
Martin started out with nude photography during his time at the academy. After a break he developed a successful business and is now working – amongst other – for Playboy, Penthouse, publishing houses and calendars. With 40 to 50 shootings a year there is no proof needed that Martin is a thought after pro.
Explore another European approach to commercial nude photography.Read More
Cousin Michael Zelbel is a German photography-enthusiast’s wonder. In real life a consultant, he’s also a photographer, author, editor and head of ideas for Smoking Strobes and the proud and successful publisher of Good Light! Magazine for over a year now.
After interviewing Cousin Michael on some very interesting aspects, I would like to introduce him and his projects to you so you can get to know him better.
My Glamour Lighting approach focuses on the depiction of a model with a strong emphasis on sensuality while today’s trends increasingly lean toward a more natural look at the same time. Today’s typical glamour shots are done with soft flash sources of various sizes.
Get the full tutorial and impressions here!
Stephan loves Africa and frequently travels there to take shots of conservation and wildlife. He also likes to explore Ticino (a region in Switzerland) with the goal of creating gorgeous natural art nude images. And every now and then, he even rents a crazy deco-chic suite to mix-up fashion style photography with stunning nude bodies. In short: Stephan really is a heartfelt enthusiast.Read More