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Artistic nudes, 8-15 defining qualities, 8-10 lighting, 10-11 posing, 10 settings for, 11-15

Backgrounds, see Settings

Black & white images, 96-97, 120-22

Cameras, see Equipment Camera settings, 71-72 Commercial nudes, 18-19 defining qualities, 18-19 for model portfolios, 19 lighting, 19 Competitions, entering, 106 Computers, 61-62 Contrast, 95 Cropping, 95

Darkrooms, 63 Digital cameras, 52-53 Directing the session, 21-22, 77-78 Displaying images, 105-6 Duration of the session, 80

Editing your images, 91-98 Electronic flash, 55-56 Emotions, capturing, 120 Equipment, 51-63 camera selection, 52 computers, 61-62 darkrooms, 63

(Equipment, cont'd) digital cameras, 52-53 film, 61

film cameras, 53-55 filters, 61 flash, 55-56 lenses, 60

light meters, 57-59 memory cards, 61 reflectors, 58-59 software, 61-62 studio, 56-57 tripods, 59 Evaluating your work, 99-100 evaluate the experience, 100 identify areas for improvement,

99-100

identify what works, 99 look at the flow through a session, 100

Experimental images, 24, 101-2 F

Feedback, getting on your work,

100-101

Feedback, providing to model,

78-79 Fetish nudes, 23-24 defining qualities, 23 fetish-like images, 23-24 model selection, 23 File format, 62, 95-96, 98 Film, 61, 72 Film cameras, 53-55 drawbacks of, 53 large format, 54-55 medium format, 54 specialty, 55

Filters, 61

Fine-art nudes, 8-15 defining qualities, 8-10 lighting, 10-11 posing, 10 settings, 11-15

Flash, 55-56

Galleries, submitting work to, 105

Glamour nudes, 15-18 defining qualities, 15-16 lighting, 16-18 posing, 16 settings for, 16

Group photo shoots, 31-33, 49-50

Humorous images, 110-11

Implied nudes, 24

Inspiration, sources of, 102-3, 107-23

Lenses, 60

Lighting, 10-11, 16-18, 19, 55-57, 59,71,111-17 backlighting, 114 experimenting with, 111-17 firelight, 116 flash, 55-56

for commercial nudes, 19 for fine-art nudes, 10-11 glamour photography, 16-18 high-key, 113-14 household, 114

(Lighting, cont'd) metering, 57-59 natural, 111-12 one-light setups, 112-13 painting with light, 116-17 reflectors, 58-59 rope light, 114-16 setting up, 71 studio, 56-57 two-light setups, 113 Light meters, 57-59 Locations, see Settings

Memory cards, 61 Mentors, 102 Meters, light, 57-59 Model releases, 74-75 Models, 19-22, 23, 28-38, 72, 73-80, 104 directing, 21-22, 77-78 escorts for, 75 evaluating, 30 experienced, 34-35 feedback, providing, 78-79 finding, 28, 36-38 initial communications, 30 nonprofessional, 36 online, 33-34 payment, 34

practical considerations, 28 recommendations from other photographers, 35-36 referrals, 35-36, 37-38 selection, 23, 28-30 sharing images with, 104 styling, 75-77 touching, 79 welcoming to studio, 72 working with 19-21, 22, 73-75 workshops, models at, 31-33 Movement, incorporating, 118 Multiple exposures, 118-19

Nude images, perceptions of, 7-8 Nude portraits, 19-22 breaking the ice, 19-21 defining qualities, 19 directing the shoot, 21-22

Outdoor images, 47, 71 P

Pace of the session, establishing, 79-80

Painting with light, 116-17 Partial nudes, 24 Point of view, 118-20 Pornographic nudes, 22-23

communicating with the model, 22

defining qualities, 22 publishing, 22-23 Portfolio images for models, 19 Portfolios, 104-5 online, 105 print, 104-5 Posing, 10, 16, 81-90 body at an angle, 83-84 curves, 84

for fine-art nudes, 10

for glamour photography, 16

hands, 84-85

inspired by location, 89-90 kneeling, 88 lines, 84

observing the model, 81-83 poses to start the session, 81 props to facilitate, 87 reclining, 89 sitting, 88

toward the main light, 85 Postproduction enhancements, 93, 95-98 color balance, 95-96 contrast, 95 cropping, 95 exposure, 95 retouching, 97 special effects, 97-98 Preparing for a shoot, 64-72 day of the shoot, 69-72 location shoots, 64-66, 71 props, choosing, 71 script, creating, 67-69 studio shoots, 66, 71 Props, 71, 87 choosing, 71 to facilitate posing, 87 Publishing images, 22-23, 106

Releases, 74-75 Retouching images, 97

Script, creating for the session, 67-69

for fine-art photography, 11-15 for glamour photography, 16 homes, 41-43, 71 incorporating in your image,

39-41, 107-10 maximizing, 41 old buildings, 45 outdoors, 47 studio, 48-49, 71 Shooting locations, see Settings Silhouettes, 114 Software, 61-62

Special effects, adding, 97-98, 123 Studio, 48-49, 56-57, 66 equipment, 56-57 images, 48-49 preparing for sessions, 66 Styling, model's, 75-77

Test images, 72, 77 Touching models, 79 Tripods, 59

Unconventional images, 24, 101-2 W

Web site, 38

White balance, 71-72, 95-96 Workflow, 91-98 archiving images, 98 backing up, 91 editing images, 91-98 saving your work, 98 Workshops, benefits of, 31-33, 49-50, 102

Zooming lens during exposure, 119

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