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How To Photograph Fine Art Nudes (PDF)
You can learn how to capture your own creative fine art nude photographs.
Over 9 shoots you will learn how to pose, how to light and how to direct models to create striking and compelling nude and glamour images.
Each shoot is fully described for the intent, the background thinking, useful hot-tips and importantly the simple lighting recipe you can use as a basis for creating your own images.
Fine Art photography means many things to many people, so I'm going to give you my definition.
Fine Art Nude photography follows in the footsteps of traditional artistic and aesthetic sensibilities. While it may have a modern, twenty first century approach it should still be on those same guiding lines that go back through the centuries.
For me the defining part of a fine art nude photograph is a love and admiration and wonder in the shape and form of the nude figure. This may be a whole figure in a pictorial setting or a abstract composition of body parts with no context.
I strongly believe that fine art nudes should not be sexual. Although nude, the figure should not present an object of desire. Instead the focus is on graphical presentation of something wonderful.
The nude does not need to be female, but it nearly always is. My personal view is that humans are hard-wired to find the curves and shapes of the female form appealing. Sadly for us men, we mostly look a bit silly when naked.
Featuring three professional models and an accompanying DVD series for a more in-depth look at the photographic process this is a perfect, inspirational guide.
The DVD program on which this book is based gives you a much more extensive and detailed look at the shoots.
See exactly how the lighting was set
Understand how the models were posed
See more images and critiques of the results
Post processing ideas
Thoughts from the models
2 DVDs, 2+ Hours of program
Most fine art nude photographs also exhibit an inherent simplicity. They are not typically set in complicated sets, instead simple backgrounds allow the viewer to focus on the essential shapes.
All photography is dependent upon shadow. For all we talk about capturing the light it is actually the shadows that give the sense of depth, of modelling and shape to our subjects.
For fine art nude photography this is more crucial than many other forms of photography. We are not necessarily seeking to provide detailed representational images that document the form. Instead we are often hinting at shape and line.
As a final view, a fine art nude photograph should not normally be a portrait of the sitter. For this reason the subjects gaze would normally be off camera, or the head may not even be present in shot.
Get a complete overview of this book.
What's in the book?
What makes an art nude modern?
How to direct rather than pose
How to create a water set in 1 hour
Budget, smoke and mirrors and fake sets
How to create sets from nothing
Finding and creating art in nude images
Lighting plans, modifiers and techniques
Composition: Framing, Direction, Focal Length, Position
Comprehensive theory and practice
Real world advice from a professional photographer
Creating Effective Shadows and Shaping
Three experienced nude models
Nine photoshoots described
What You Will Get
120+ Colour and Monochrome Images
Skills to shoot better images
Behind the scenes material
3 Professional Models
9 Photoshoots detailed
Simple to copy lighting diagrams
Sexy and beautiful models
Ideas and Inspiration
Modern Art Nude thinking
Using home locations
Suitable for all camera types
Instant PDF download for Mac or PC, Tablet or Smartphone
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20 high resolution images from the shoot, many of which do not appear in the book
All the lighting diagrams from the shoots
How To Photograph Fine Art Nudes (DVD)
How To Photograph Modern Art Nudes (DVD)
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