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This is the first eBook of its kind on nude photography that really shows how to photograph nudes like a professional.

Written in an easy conversational manner, this PDF eBook has the kind of detailed information that can only be taught by a working professional like Ashley Karyl who has many years of experience photographing top glamour and nude models around the world.

Learn the right way to find models, work on a budget, organise a team, choose equipment and so much more; helping you to improve the quality of your images, while avoiding all those expensive and time consuming errors that happen so often in photography.

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  • Learn how to think and work like a professional
  • Covers glamour, beauty and fine art nudes
  • Including 17 case sample images with explanations from professional assignments on location and in the studio
  • More than 325 pages covering 23 chapters
  • Specially formatted for easy viewing and printing
  • Includes two free bonus chapters

This brand new ebook is now available for immediate download through PayPal or by secure credit card transaction at just £14.50 (approximately $22 US or €16.50)

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  • What makes a good model
  • Finding the right model
  • Working with the model
  • Dealing with model agencies
  • Locating models through the internet
  • Model castings
  • Preparing for the shoot
  • Time management on a shoot
  • Working in the studio
  • Working on location
  • Your aims & objectives when shooting nudes
  • Correct exposure using a lightmeter
  • Protecting your camera equipment
  • Tungsten lighting
  • Neon lighting
  • Candles as a light source
  • Studio flash
  • Basic maintenance of your flash equipment
  • Flash accessories to alter the light
  • Portable flash in use on location
  • Working with daylight
  • Mixing flash & daylight
  • Different kinds of glamour
  • The ideal beauty model
  • Workshops & seminars
  • Shape & form
  • Working on a budget
  • Props & locations
  • Hair & makeup
  • Working with assistants
  • Release forms and legal issues
  • Editing your images effectively
  • 35mm v Medium format
  • Large format cameras
  • Choosing your equipment
  • Lens options and what to choose
  • Camera care
  • Film v Digital
  • Black & White v Colour
  • Printing at commercial labs
  • Inkjet printing
  • Continuous Ink Systems for printing
  • Colour calibration of monitor & printer
  • Going to print with commercial printers
  • Other business skills you should develop
  • Creating your working environment
  • Essential advice to improve image quality
  • Valuable workflow suggestions
  • Adapting to different markets
  • Setting up Photoshop effectively
  • Retouching your images
  • The advantage DNG for Raw files
  • Digital asset management
  • Raw file exposure for better quality
  • Raw file processing technique
  • Noise reduction for your images
  • Retouching skin
  • B&W conversion in Photoshop
  • Using the healing brush effectively
  • Colour management in Photoshop
  • Additional tips & advice
  • Rights grabbing photo competitions
  • Photo libraries
  • Thinking outside the box
  • Advertising assignments
  • Copyright and protecting your images
  • Editorial photography
  • The orphan works legislation
  • Keeping control of your images
  • Photographer agents
  • Useful URLs
  • Dealing with clients
  • Creating a team
  • Business strategies and what to avoid
  • Presentation as a photographer
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Testimonials from some who have read the book:

“The information is invaluable to anyone wishing to photograph nudes; it is extremely well-written from years of high-level experience, and will be a very useful reference that should save many budding photographers those costly and embarrassing mistakes that we all make as we try to progress. It will be like having Ashley with you for the shoot giving you expert advice and guiding your every move at every stage... and who wouldn't want that? Peppered with interesting and amusing anecdotes, it's a fascinating, exciting, thoroughly enjoyable and essential read.” - Rebecca Toombs

“As a professional photographer myself, I can tell you this book contains a vast amount of information, but more importantly it's based on years of professional working experience in places like Milan and London, so Ashley Karyl tells you how it really works from dealing with the models and agencies, to taking proper care of your camera equipment and even looking at good business practices or those you should avoid. This is nude photography for professionals.” - Simon Plant

"I've read loads of photographic books telling me how to hold a reflector or position a model but this is the first one that really showed me how a professional photographer actually thinks and more importantly why they take certain decisions about lighting etc. It suddenly starts to make sense!” - Duncan Roe

“This book was a real eye opener for me and I found it almost impossible to stop reading. From the explanations on how to find models to the quick budget priced solutions for when you are working in difficult conditions; it was all brilliant. The models and photography are amazing as well.” - Chris Thompson

"I just want to thank you for your incredible book. It is great value. I have read every page and I am confident that I will refer to your book often as I am developing my skills as a photographer. You have given the profession and those who simply enjoy photography at its best a significant gift. Your work is inspiring. The practical knowledge your provided in your book will allow those of us who are striving to become outstanding photographers to progress much quicker to a level that we may not have ever achieved without your help" - Mike Jackson

"I just finished reading "How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional" - though probably "devoured" is a more accurate verb! This book was just what I was looking for right now. I really appreciate the wealth of information, examples and advice you've provided. I truly get a sense of your years of experience. I also appreciate your honesty, sense of humour and way of writing - your voice really comes through (I lived in England for quite a while, so I definitely "heard" that accent!). And of course, your pictures are breathtaking and inspirational. Although I actually photograph male nudes (and also portraits of all kinds), obviously 99% of the information is still directly relevant, and the remaining 1% is relevant in principle. I'm already putting what I've learned into practice." - David R

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