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
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
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Robert Coppa is an award winning, internationally working photographer, based out of Canberra, AUS. He is shooting Fashion, Bridal, Advertising, Portraiture, Fitness and Beauty & Glamour. During Dan’s photography travel studies Down Under, Dan had the chance and honor to accompany one of Robert’s exciting shoots in his very own studio. Dan also had some time to chat with Robert about his very own production work.
Creating a small, neat editorial-like shoot is the premise for this set. Not exactly a big story with a lot of different spots available but as a minimal approach for the making of a Mini Pictorial, a Mis-En-Scene so to say. Bright, warm colors in styling and props, fluffy lighting and deliberately intimate posing – the stage was set for producing a voyeuristic portrayal story.Read More
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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.
Flooded with light, timeless style, creation of appealing lines: Backlighting. If you want to concentrate on the model’s curves – or rather her “Poses” – this easy to setup 1-light scenario is perfect to get rid of any other disturbing visual elements. Starring Melisa Mendini.Read More
Beyond the fact of being an instructional tool, I have found that mirrors are an ideal central element in set design for a number of different themes. Having fun in mind, model Brittnie and I teamed up for an “undress rehearsal”, concentrating our styling efforts on panties, taking a walk on the wild side.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
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
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.Read More
This is Mischa Koorneef’s (Netherlands) sexy work. He’s a pro photographer, shooting with gear from Canon. For lighting Mischa used a cheap China video projector.Read More
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.Read More
My project “Clothed With Darkness” refers to a particular lighting approach that I am using across several shoots in order to tie a body of work together. I discuss how the images are going to be lit, explain my post processing approach that goes hand in hand with the lighting and in conclusion, I will provide you with crucial takeaways.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
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
A few weeks ago, I visited the first photography workshop of my entire career. I was aware that I probably would not learn anything groundbreakingly new but there were several compelling reasons to join nonetheless: I wanted to experience Lindsay Adler’s creativity live in action and to seek validation (or not) in certain approaches/techniques that I am applying.Read More
“Abstractism” offers a lot: An experimental exploration, conceptual work, artistic output, for fun… – it is totally up to your desire, needs and imagination in which direction you want to lead this concept. A repetitive application by using different pattern-worlds and different subjects will let you accumulate a series that will be an invaluable body of work for your portfolio.Read More
“Shadow Play” fuels your creative mind with a simple concept that offers expressively magnificent art nude photos. It needs a bit of DIY work, 1 speedlight/strobe – et voila. If you stick to the compositional concept of keeping your subject’s anonymity, then you can photograph your partner/wife and nobody will get in hot waters. Discover endless possibilities the low budget way.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
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.
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 AllenRead More
When Joe first started to shoot artistic style nudes, every shoot was a self-contained one. It could hardly be suggested that he had a plan or theme running through his body of work, coherence was missing…
Joe leveled-up, kept evolving and today he reveals his practical wisdom about inspiration seeking, importance of concept coherence and using props the meaningful way.
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.
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
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.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
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
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…
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
Roger’s world of Nude Pop Art is lively, energetic, colorful, funded by tremendous creativity and visions. Just 5 years ago, Roger re-embarked on his photographic journey but already created an impressively rich and extensive portfolio…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”.
If you have always wondered how to shoot nudes, then you should know that is not that hard to carry out nude photography. Sure enough, you can feel intimidated at first. But remember, people are among the easiest subjects in photography. Get the 12 essential tips here.Read More
Decent Chic – it’s all about the hair…and the lighting. I had the pleasure of shooting the insanely talented nude art model Stana. See the full shoot (BTS) & results here!Read More