Lights, Camera... Nude!: A Guide to Lighting the Female Nude for Photography

Front Cover
Double Ink International, Dec 18, 2010 - Photography - 100 pages
2 Reviews
This guide shows you how to use lighting to photograph nude female models and create various moods and effects. From the plainspoken to the artistic, each lighting configuration is diagramed in painstaking detail. From indoor to outdoor, studio to location, you'll learn what can be achieved and how to make it work for you. From just one light in a small room, to elaborate creative setups, everything is described. Learn the art and skill of using light and controlling shadows from the author of True Confessions of Nude Photography. If you read True Confessions and you wanting more, this follow-up book concentrates purely on lighting with updated images, text and diagrams. If you think that great photos require expensive lights, an enormous studio, and a team of assistants, this book will debunk that misconception. You may be surprised at how many ways you can shoot great nude photos you'll be proud of without breaking the bank. And there's plenty more you can accomplish if you do want to invest a few well placed dollars on some moderately priced equipment. This book doesn't promise that learning is easy or quick - your results will be based on your level of effort, but it is easier and quicker with a guide. There are sections on equipment, lighting concepts, exercises, lighting problems, outdoor and studio lighting. The lighting configurations use softboxes, umbrellas, snoots, gels, booms, diffusers, parabolic reflectors, and a beauty dish. Topics include backlighting, isolation, shadow, water nudes, accent lighting, and fill light. You'll see the difference between using a reflector or a strobe for outdoor fill. This guide contains quite a few notes about what pitfalls to avoid too. Practical tips show you ways to more easily achieve results. Do-it-yourself advice will help create lighting arrangements on a modest budget. Lights Camera Nude! includes eighteen lighting setups and over seventy example photos as well as a link to online bonus material exclusively for readers.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

About the author (2010)

A. K. Nicholas is an American photographer who has spent over twenty years recruiting and working with beautiful models. He comes from a family of artists and has traveled to more than three dozen countries in South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Orient, and India. His first nude photo shoot occurred as an art student, and quite unexpectedly. After asking a classmate if he could photograph her, she entered the studio and fully disrobed, assuming that he had meant a nude photo shoot. From the age of nineteen, thousands of Nicholas' photographs have sold through exhibits in commercial galleries, been licensed through stock photography agencies, appeared books, articles, advertisements, and other publications. Nicholas began teaching advanced photographic techniques while still in college, filling in for several weeks for an ill professor. He continued to teach photography after graduation. Nicholas has written books and articles, including how-to's for nude photography and pictorial books that explore and celebrate beauty. In his writings he draws upon an art degree, a Master's in business and experience as both a professional photographer and a freelance artist. You'll learn from his twenty years of successes (and even some mistakes) with hundreds of nude models. Use coupon code QGNNUCPE at checkout to save 25% and get this book for only $17.17

Bibliographic information