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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Learning Techniques of Nude Photography

Title: True Confessions of Nude Photography
Author: A.K. Nicholas
Genre or category: Nonfiction: Arts & Photography > Photography > Subjects > Nudes
ISBN 978-1452808680
Publisher: Createspace
Includes 120+ pages, 170 nude poses, and 10 detailed lighting diagrams.


Author's Synopsis

Learn to photograph beautiful nude female models by reading this book.

It’s a step-by-step guide to recruiting beautiful women to model for you, lighting, photographing nudes, post-processing images, and maybe even getting paid to do it. The human body has been an inspiration for artists since before the invention of photography. Naturally, nudes were one of the first subjects of photography as well.

Prior experience with nude models is not required to benefit from this how-to guide. This guide can be enjoyed by anyone at any stage in their career, but is written for two main audiences: the accomplished photographer wanting insight from a peer, and the serious amateur wanting a guided introduction to the field.

A range of processes are explained step-by-step. It's more than just a collection of photos; you’ll see full lighting diagrams as well as frank discussions of techniques and pitfalls in making the images. The book explains how to prepare in the days and weeks leading up to making a nude photo shoot. From finding your first nude model to selling your first nude photo, the guide presents complete, concise instruction on lighting, posing, and-post processing with Photoshop.

The human body has been an inspiration for artists since before the invention of photography. Naturally, nudes were one of the first subjects of photography as well. Although the guide covers the basics of nude photography, it is assumed that you have a digital camera that is more advanced than a point-and-shoot and that you already understand the basics of operating your camera.

Nude photography entails more than just photographic technique, there is a huge interpersonal element; much more so than in any other kind of people photography. The guide addresses everything from finding models, to working with them long term. Most guides on photographic technique assume you've already found a willing model. This one assumes that you're having trouble - or at least having trouble finding a model that you feel takes your work to the next level. It contains techniques for finding and recruiting models.


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