How to Photograph Nudes (Creatively)
Photographing nudes is easy. You simply find a model, persuade them to strip off, find a location or hire a studio, light them, pose them, make sure they’ve got the right expression. Oh, and make sure your camera is set up correctly.
Selling the pics is easy after that providing that they’ve signed a model release, they are in the right style and of course, not horizontal when the editor wants upright. Here’s a few tips gleaned from forty-years experience to get you started.
Improve your nude and glamour photographs by being aware of composition. Composing nude photographs is no more difficult than other subjects.
There’s a lot to think about when shooting commercial glamour nudes. So here’s a few glamour nude tips
It doesn’t have to be a big one!
A Quick Guide to Shooting Studio Nudes
Having a concept helps you take better photos of nudes
Lighting nude photos
Photographing location nudes is always challenging (and fun) but does need a certain amount of planning.
Nature has given us a large, bright light source complete with some very handy diffusers (clouds) which is wonderful for lighting nude photographs.
Get creative results with one model and one light.
It is easy to visualise the ghosts of previous occupants wandering through their empty rooms. Maybe it takes a creative leap to see them as attractive naked women but when photographing location nudes you can capture whatever you want.
Working with experienced and inexperienced models is fun but there are a lot of pitfalls. Here’s how to avoid them.
Shooting erotic book cover photographs is not difficult but requires a little thought and preparation.
The nude female form elicits a number of, sometimes conflicting, potential responses from the viewer of an artwork.
Black and white nudes
Creative Nude Photography shows you how to go beyond the norms of conventional glamour. The book contains sections on the concept, but is it art plus practical advice on finding models and camera techniques. The final section shows examples of creative nude projects
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