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AOP part 16: Triangles and Leading Lines

The technical bit of photography really is the easy bit. The really important part is happening the in the equipment behind the camera - in your head.

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Nude in a shed

Fine art nudes have a long tradition of putting the naked figure into all sorts of environments. You can either go complimentary, on this case the contrasty, grotty and incongruity.

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AOP part 15: Changing Angles

Still shooting at 24mm this is what happens when you switch to a top down view. This emphases Maja's head and face and reduces the boots significantly in the frame.

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Raphaella (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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AOP part 14: Shooting the Boots

I've already mentioned the boots. They really quite odd to look at as they seem to defy gravity According to Maja they are surprisingly comfortable and stable.

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alex and shane (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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AOP part 13: Coloured Gels - Different Gel

After playing with the blue gel creating the red environment I wanted to switch to a cooler, cinematic tone.

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JammyLou (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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AOP part 12: Dutch Angle

I'm a big fan of the "Dutch" angle - the tilted frame. At one time I would use an automated script to allow me to select images as shot and with a 20 degree tilt forward and backward.

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Nude in chocolate

This is warmed chocolate sauce, a wonderfully graphic prop for photography. Lighting Diagram The cove is lit to balance the front main light to right hand side.