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.
Shooting nude glamour in a scrap yard. What could go wrong?
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.
Part 1 Pre-Shoot Communication For models (and photographers)
Working with experienced and inexperienced models is fun but there are a lot of pitfalls. Here’s how to avoid them. The key to a successful shoot is communication. So what do we photographers say? What do models want to know?
The word photography means painting, drawing or writing with light. It is impossible to make a photograph without light. The quality of your nude photography lighting depends on three things, the direction, intensity and quality of the light falling on and then reflected by your subject.
Photographing nude women in a scrap yard full of bits of sharp, oily metal. Not easy but the shoots produced some great pictures.
Millions of photos are taken from about five feet eight inches (1.75 m) above the ground because that’s the average persons eye line. Whether photographing fine art nudes, boudoir or glamour nudes it pays to look for a different point of view.
It is easy to take better nude photographs. Anyone, even the best at something, can always get better at it. All you have to do is acquire more knowledge, practice, and maybe have a bit of inspiration.
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.
Daylight or Artificial Light
Nature has given us a large, bright light source complete with some very handy diffusers (clouds) which is wonderful for lighting nude photographs. Unfortunately we have no control over when these diffusers appear and, although the sun is always shinning it reaches us with varying intensity.