You should get down on your knees every day and thank whichever god you believe in for bringing the iPhone into your hands. Never before has remote foreplay been so easy, making the sexy selfie a standard in hormone-fueled texting. However, not unlike celebrated photographers in the field, mediocrity should not be tolerated. Do you think a National Geographic photographer has ever turned in a badly cropped, out-of-focus picture of an eagle? No way. Standards should be in place for any type of photograph taken, including naked body shots. We get that a lot of sexting takes place under the curtain of nightfall, but one should always embrace the flattering light that comes from Mr. Natural light is far kinder to bare flesh than artificial bulbs, and offers a softer glow that won't create nasty shadows in the wrong places.
Always use natural light
Avoid overhead light
Warning : Lets start this tutorial with a warning. This post is about Nude Photography and does cover a topic that some may find offensive. At first I thought she was joking but she was quite serious. She wanted someone that she could trust and someone who she thought could take a decent shot. We set up a time for the shoot at my home and I set up a simple make shift home studio. Below are some of the lessons that I learned from the experience. The first shots I took were quite bad and we quickly realized that we or I were not prepared. We decided to take a break and I pulled out a few of my photography magazines and books where I knew there would be examples of some poses that we could aim for. We chose a pose that we wanted to start with — a shot of her standing with her back to the camera — the focus being her back — lit from the side to accentuate her curves. Knowing what we wanted to achieve in this shot helped a lot.
What’s better, a speedlight or studio lights?
When we feel good about ourselves, we want other people to know about it. When we're feeling particularly hot, we want the person we're hooking up with to see it. And if we're not with them in person, this usually comes in the form of a nude. It makes total sense, right? Listen, nudes are fun and definitely an adrenaline rush, but they are also dangerous. Before I send a naked pic, I always ask myself, "How would I feel if the guy showed this to all of his friends?
Adding lighting gear to a photography kit opens up endless creative possibilities to play with shadows, create a glow, or add that sparkling light source. But understanding lighting is also one of the trickiest tasks for new and intermediate photographers to tackle. One of the first questions photographers need to ask before investing in lights is whether or not those lights need to be portable. Studio-based photographers are going to pick up different lighting kits than photographers that need to not only easily carry the lighting gear far from any electrical outlet. Wedding and sports photographers tend to favor speedlights because of that portability, as well as the flexibility since the same light can also be mounted on-camera. That last one is a tech spec referred to a recycle time. Studio style lights are larger, but with battery packs, many of them can be used in the studio or on site.