There’s a lot to think about when shooting commercial glamour nudes. So here’s a few glamour nude tips with more from other photographers at the bottom of the page.
My glamour nude photographs are published on book covers, calendars and in magazines. Glamour can mean anything from a film star in a revealing dress, to swimsuit pictures on a beach or full frontal nudity. Glamour nude doesn’t always mean totally uncovered so here is a small portfolio of my most popular photos.
It is very difficult to separate the artistic (fine art nude photography) of the nude from the erotic and the sexual.
When is a nude an attempt to produce a meaningful picture
and when is it merely a body displayed for erotic titillation?
Even the word artistic carries certain connotations. Many of the paintings that are now considered works of art by old masters were created for his Lordship to hang in his personal salon. In a later era it conjures up an image of a 1950s bloke in a Trilby accosting a gent with the words ‘Oy mate – want to buy some artistic postcards?’
Welcome to my glamour photography folio. Of course, there’s some reading alongside it but feel free to skip straight to the pictures.
A folio of colour and black and white glamour nudes from the three years of the Scrap Yard Nudes calendar.
I have been shooting photographs for use on erotic and fetish fiction books since before the major retailers banned the use of naked bottoms on covers.
Between glamour photos and the more formal naked figure photography lies erotic, documentary and personal photography. Are these pictures erotica, art or porn?
It is a common misconception that better technique, better equipment or luck will help you take better photographs of nudes. It won’t, but good ideas will.
I have always been a fan of the Victorian and Edwardian style of portraits and nudes. Apart from the techniques and the almost exclusive use of daylight illumination they seem to have a cheekiness and risqué feeling .
Shooting nude glamour in a scrap yard. What could go wrong?
Photographer: There’s a big wave coming!
Model: What wave?
Photographer: That one.
Improve your nude and glamour photographs by being aware of composition. Composing nude photographs is no more difficult than other subjects.
The basics are explained in Beginners Guide to Photography Composition. This article looks at their application to the nude.
Looking at the future of photography is the still photograph nearing the end of its life?