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
5 Sets. 5 Films. 95 Min Runtime. FullHD
Shooting Observation. Personal project “Private Affairs”. Dan shoots in his private place a new style of series: Portrait Nudes. Mixing portraiture photography elements with alluring nude photography elements.
This time Dan was collaborating with a model of different shape, height and hair color. Having various subjects in front of your lens is important when you’re exploring the core of a new visual concept. Goal of this personal work was to level up Dan’s aspirational portfolio.
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
Dan participated in a Skype interview with the good folks of elixxier Software. Get Dan’s very own insights in effective concept development, why to work with a MUHA, why simple light is the best strategy, Dan’s typical shooting schedule, lighting gear tips, and more.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
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.Read More
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.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
Shallow depth of field, classical B&W finish and immensely intense flattering women glances: That’s the result of “Women Portraits” created by Tobias Glawe. Exploring new frontiers, Tobias decided to work with natural light only.
Follow his thoughts about aesthetics, take a look behind-the-scenes and receive tech data regarding the implementation. Of course illustrated with highly appealing imagery.
In general, the inverse-square law explains the disproportionate light fall-off with increasing distance of the subject to the light source. So what’s “sexy” about that? Well, you can dramatically influence the mood, meaning style and statement, of your photo! Get a step-by-step brush-up about theory and real-world examples the “illustrative way”.Read More
MASTERY: Table-top Clamshell-lighting, 1-light setup with reflector. Zach demonstrates how to use feathering to create ultra-soft lighting when shooting glamour (straight-on) lighting.Read More
INSIGHTS: Daniel Norton really loves a cover shot of Taylor Swift but he couldn’t find any BTS video. Therefore he just came up with his own lighting solution and replicated the shot.Read More
INSIGHTS: Mark’s take about light metering and having things calibrated the way he wants when shooting simple, appealing portraits with speedlights.Read More
MASTERY: Join pro photographer Tony Corbell as he demonstrates a simple, effective and beautiful way to make a symmetrical portrait lighting setup that work for many assignments.Read More
MASTERY: Mastering composition is tough enough, especially when the rule of thirds is misguiding us all. This video is Tavis attempt to kill off the rule of thirds once and for all (with your help.)Read More
As a classical singer, Noema is subject to the same principles like anybody else in the glitz and glam biz: She needs to have an attractive photo portfolio. For her portfolio expansion I used my small flash units (speedlights) for creating the on-location imagery.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 🙂