The Concept – Take Better Photographs of Nudes

How to Photograph Nudes, Thinking About Nude Photography

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.

Writing With Light – Nude photography lighting

Fetish Photography, How to Photograph Nudes

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.

Shadow on black and white nude

Photographing Nudes – A Different Point of View

Thinking About Nude Photography

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.

Twenty Nudes Number 16

Nude Portraits, Twenty Nudes

16. Emily

Emily was a talented nude figure model. She appeared on several Silvermoon Book Covers and in the Scrapyard Girls Calendars. She always showed up at my studio in jeans and trainers so I included them in her portraits.

Slightly Strange

Nude Portraits, Portfolios, Twenty Nudes
The Thatcher Years from a collection of slightly strange surreal female nude photographs
The Thatcher Years

A collection of surreal female nude photographs that are slightly strange

Black and white nude woman

Twenty Nudes Number 12

Nude Portraits, Twenty Nudes

12. Fiona

Twenty nude portraits of women that reflect their personality and lifestyle. Many of the images have been pulled from my archives and have been re-edited. When I did several shoots with the subject they have been grouped into a set . A new post featuring a different sitter will appear each week

Fiona was a disabled nude model had been turned down by several other photographs because of her disability.

Twenty Nudes Number 11

Nude Portraits, Personal Space Nudes, Twenty Nudes

11. Crystal

Number five in the series of twenty nude portraits of women  that reflect their personality and lifestyle. A new post featuring a different sitter will appear each week

The Nude in Photography

Thinking About Nude Photography

The nude female form elicits a number of, sometimes conflicting, potential responses from the viewer of an artwork. It can be seen as the depiction of a human being as a sex object, an anonymous manifestation of beauty or the nudity can be used to foreground aspects or themes within the picture. The most common criticism levelled at photography is that it simply imitates another art form.

Twenty Nudes Number 8

Nude Portraits, Twenty Nudes

8. Tanya – fine art nude model

Twenty nude portraits of women that reflect their personality and lifestyle. Many of the images have been pulled from my archives and have been re-edited. When I did several shoots with the subject they have been grouped into a set . This week Tanya’s portraits and fine art nude photos

Black and white nude portrait photograph

One Model – One Light

How to Photograph Nudes, Nude Portraits

Nude Photography with one light (and one model)

Keep it simple stupid is often pretty good advice. These photographs were taken in my studio with one light and one model. OK sometimes I used a reflector to lighten the shadows because the cameras dynamic range doesn’t match the human eye. What’s dynamic range? Free downloadable PDF on Exposure.