Over many years I have always enjoyed creating images using a nude in water, whether outdoors on location or in the studio. First starting with the beauty photography, where water is one of the most commonly used elements to show a healthy moisturised skin I then moved on to beauty nudes where it was just as useful and later on with some glamour photography as well. Continue reading →
The above fine art nude image was shot with a 50mm lens on a 35mm SLR. It was simply intended as a bit of fun following a rather mundane commercial shoot. The model had a lovely personality and was happy to do more images, just for the enjoyment and as a chance to experiment. Continue reading →
In recent years it has become much more common to see composite images (sometimes known as a montage) like the one above where a subject is inserted into a background photo during post production retouching. Sometimes it produces amazing results but frequently I think photographers are getting it badly wrong and the final image can be quite poor. Continue reading →
I recently found a very interesting site run by Bowens who make professional lighting equipment for studio photographers and they produce an online magazine that is free to view with a clear accent on lighting. Too many photographers get very excited about camera equipment but don’t think specifically enough about the lighting itself and how it will affect the mood and feel of the image when shooting glamour and nude photography.
Obviously there is a degree of bias if you can call it that towards Bowens equipment but regardless of what system you use it contains some very useful tips and information, covering everything from nudes and glamour through to still life and portraits.
It’s all a good read and worth checking out. You can go to the site and sign up for free updates so they let you know every time there is a new issue.
Very often I find photographers hankering after the latest and greatest camera equipment; frequently trading in their gear every 12 months or so as each new model is announced, even when there are only very small real differences. Continue reading →