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Lighting for guys: revealing, tone, texture and form

Actually lighting for guys isn't that much different than for girls when it comes to revealing the body form.

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Ella - Palace Nude (video)

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

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Floor

THINKING: I love the 1960's retro feel to this image. The original colour image has too much information in it - as you can see the background is very busy.

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Montage

THINKING: I had worked in this abandoned office space before and knew I wanted to create this shot with Freya.

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Just add oil - couples shoot

A little baby oil goes a long way - well actually quite a lot of baby oil. The trick is not to rub it in, but splash it over.

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Shooting with overhead lighting and a smoke machine

It sounds simple, a single red light overhead and smoke filtering and pouring around the figure. In practice, getting the pose right isn't straightforward.

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Artemis Fauna (video)

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

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Leading Lines

THINKING: As photographers, we are always naturally inclined to position a subject in front of a background and shoot square on to the background.

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Experimental Shoots: Backlighting

This is a simple setup, a rectangular softbox behind the model. I decided to go for a see-through top as I thought that would be more interesting than straight nude.

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Homage to Willy Ronis

THINKING: My father was a photographer before me and that fact alone has clearly influenced my own photographic career.