Between glamour and the more formal naked figure lies a wide expanse of the erotic, the documentary and the personal. Personality, whether it is the model’s genuine personality or a make believe one conjured from the photographer’s and model’s creative collaboration is created in the viewers mind by setting, clothes and props. In creating images of the erotic photographers tend to swing between hard and soft styles. Whether poised and flawless in a hard-edged setting or soft and innocent lying in a meadow the image created is of a stereotypical woman. A creation in which the photographer, model and viewer are all compliant.
Shooting nude glamour in a scrap yard. What could go wrong?
Photographer: There’s a big wave coming!
Model: What wave?
Photographer: That one.
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?
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.
Alana was a professional fetish nude model who appeared on numerous book covers, in men’s magazines and on fetish websites. She also featured in a series of art nude portraits.
If you go down to the woods today.
Photographing location nudes is always challenging (and fun) but does need a certain amount of planning. Ideally you will be working with a model that you are familiar with and in a location that you have visited regularly. That way you’ll be prepared for the idiosyncrasies of both. Some models that I work with are downright blasé about public nudity and would happily walk naked through the centre of town. I am continually looking over my shoulder for the blue flashing lights. Others can be embarrassed by a bloke and his dog appearing when they are fully dressed, but both need to feel relaxed.
Having finally taken the plunge and given up my studio, there seemed no other way to get me out of its cozy confines I booked model Meg for a location photography shoot.