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