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Naturalistic Glamour in a kitchen

The aim in this shoot was to capture a sense of naturalism. Really it is about putting the viewer in the position of voyeur - and its that voyeuristic element which adds the glamour and sensuality to the images.

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One chair, one pose - make the most of it.

I want to talk about making the most of any instance in the studio. Here we have one chair, one position on the chair, just look at the changes and different looks we've been able to achieve, by slight tweaks to the pose or to the camera position.

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Shooting in a corridor with gels

This shoot is about (a) working in a confined space and (b) using gels on lighting sources behind the model.

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PhotoShoot: Niki-Marie - Homage to Bob Carlos Clarke

Warning: The images from this photo shoot are much stronger sexually than my usual material. I shall be posting images from this shoot over several different posts.

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DVD: New Glamour Photography

This is the new trailer for my "New Glamour" training DVD. This is a 2 DVD set, with over 2 hours of material.

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Laura on the bed

At least the bed is a legitimate set for glamour photography. It also lets you play with the environment, props and setting.

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Classic Bikini Glamour

Oiled skin produces lovely photographic tones and also emphasises the form of the figure the its highlights.

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Pinup Shoot Critique for Ed

Ed came in for a one-on-one mentoring session shooting pinups with Nikkia Sabblier - who runs her own fifties / retro clothing shop as well as modelling.

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Critique for Rich

Rich is one of our regular studio users and we're just about to start some one-on-one tuition. As you will see below Rich has reach a reasonable level of competency and has some interesting ideas and puts some effort into settings this up, so...

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Down in the Dungeon

Looking down upon the figure gives the viewer a sense of power over a vulnerable figure. Lighting Diagram A fairly stark lighting is required here, with the main light being the narrow softbox.