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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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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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Creating and shooting in a fake shower

Moving water can allow you to create a number of moods, from artistic to very glamourous and sexy. Lighting Diagram Obviously the main concern is safety - mains-powered strobes and water do not mix.

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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.

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Special Effects with Layering and Montage

The intent behind these first two images is to layer the cloth or clothes over the nude image, to give a controlled sense of translucency to the materials.

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Nude draped on the floor

With a high angle and some simple drapes you can create striking images so simply. Lighting Diagram The softboxes at top and bottom of the model ensure a reasonably even illumination over the whole figure.

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How to Shoot Modern Art Nudes: Art Nude for the 21st Century

Learn how to create modern, exciting nude images from Concept to Completion. We cover twelve shoots with beautiful professional models, taking you through all the stages: Conceptual Thinking Lighting the Shot Behind the Scenes of the Shoot...

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Fashion Nude: Learn How to Shoot this Current Style

Learn how to create dramatic fashion nude images We cover 12 shoots with beautiful professional models, taking you through all the stages: Conceptual Thinking Lighting the Shot Behind the Scenes of the Shoot Reviewing the images Post Production...

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Study in water droplets

This is a study in water droplets on flesh. Lighting Diagram Obviously the main concern is safety - mains-powered strobes and water do not mix.

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Athletic figure lighting

The power and wonder of the human form. Lighting Diagram A softbox very hard left provides clear shadowing - and hence modelling of the figure, this lets us see the muscle structure clearly.