Overcoming limitations

I like to think of limitations not as a handicap but as a gift; a framework for creativity. Working with limited resources will give you a positive attitude: you will look at the possibilities offered by any model or location instead of focusing on imperfections and restrictions. You will find the beauty and charm of every model, every place, and every light—and that will make you a happier and better photographer. If you can learn to work in a humble way you will be better able to make the most of any photographic opportunity and meet any challenge that comes your way.

Empty Room From Above

Cluttered backgrounds

Perhaps you don't even have ar empty room like the one above. Household clutter can be a distraction in an image, but there are ways of working around it. n the image on the far right I simply used my model to obliterate the view of the living room, and in the one on the right I placed her in the lightest spot to draw the eye to her. However, a cluttered environment is often an authentic one, and can be great for nude portraits.

One room, no props

Here are two images taken in this simple little room, with no additional light. Just a room and a window offer plenty of opportunities for a successful session. Get your model to gaze out of the window, shoot into the light to make silhouettes, ask her to lie on the floor and shoot all around her, get her to curl up in a corner,,, If your location is limited, let your mind be free!

Nude Photography WindowShower Shots

Limited space

A good way of dealing with small or unattractive spaces is to go for details and close-ups. in these shower shots i cropped right in to avoid showing the cubicle, although the running water shows the model's connection to her environment. a word of warning: be careful that your lens doesn't get steamed up — it might result in a nice soft-focus image but it's not good for your camera!

Soft Focus Nudes

Anonymity some models prefer to remain anonymous. of course, there are many ways of taking nude photographs without showing the model's face—these are just three of them. taking anonymous images also helps you if your model has difficulty expressing what you want with his or her face (and also — although this was not the case with these pictures — if you do not consider their faces attractive).

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Digital Cameras For Beginners

Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.

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  • steffen vogel
    What are the limitations in nude photography?
    8 years ago

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