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Master Guide for Glamour Photography: Digital Techniques and Images

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This guidebook to nude and beauty photography provides amateurs and professionals alike with the necessary tools to create tasteful and artistic images that exceed expectations. With tried-and-true, expert guidance, the entire photo-shoot process—from developing the desired style and look to digital post-production techniques—is explained. Tips on posing and lighting, styling hair and makeup, and establishing a rapport with the subject, as well as chapters on creating smart marketing ...
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Overview


This guidebook to nude and beauty photography provides amateurs and professionals alike with the necessary tools to create tasteful and artistic images that exceed expectations. With tried-and-true, expert guidance, the entire photo-shoot process—from developing the desired style and look to digital post-production techniques—is explained. Tips on posing and lighting, styling hair and makeup, and establishing a rapport with the subject, as well as chapters on creating smart marketing strategies, building a client base, and maximizing referrals to creating eye-catching displays and websites, are also included.
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From the Publisher

"Chris Nelson's photography is spectacular and the production is topnotch, creating a book that anybody interested in glamour photography should read."  —Shutterbug

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584282013
  • Publisher: Amherst Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author


Chris Nelson is an award-winning professional photographer and studio owner. He lives in Fall Creek, Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents


The Glamour Portrait     5
Reasons for Commissioning a Glamour Portrait     5
A Special Hobby     5
Fitness Portfolio     6
A Racy Wedding Gift     8
A Group Session     8
So What is a Glamour Portrait?     10
The Beauty in Every Subject     10
Six Styles     11
Classic Beauty     11
Fashion     13
Artistic     14
Pin-up     14
Sensual     16
Provocative     17
Understanding Your Clients     19
The Planning Consultation     19
Self-Rating Questionnaire     20
The Product She Wants     21
Calendars     21
Centerfold Posters     23
Session Books     25
Designer Albums     26
Studio Atmosphere     29
Dressing Room     30
Hair and Makeup     30
Clothing and Accessories     31
Feather Boas     31
Fabric     32
Clothing     33
Lingerie, Seminudes, and Nudity     34
A Self-image Booster     36
Have Her Bring aFriend     37
Touching the Subject     37
Conversation     37
Flattering Faces and Figures     38
Angle of Main Light to Subject     38
Short Lighting     38
Broad Lighting     38
Fashion Lighting     39
Split Lighting     41
Facial Lighting Patterns     43
Loop Lighting     43
Butterfly Lighting     43
Rembrandt Lighting     44
Facial Angles     45
Full Face     45
Two-Thirds     46
Profiles     46
Flattering Figures     47
Avoid Straight Lines     47
The C Pose     48
The S Pose     49
Be a Posture Nag     50
Solving Figure Problems     50
Waist     51
Stomach     51
Legs and Thighs     53
Breasts     55
The Corrective Mind-Set     56
Studio and Indoor Photography     58
Black Backgrounds     59
Write Backgrounds     63
Gels and Secondary Backgrounds     64
Red Satin     65
Special Techniques     67
Mirrors     67
Window Light     67
The Wet Look     69
High-Contrast Black & White     70
Glamour On Location     72
Lighting     72
Equipment     72
The Flash as Main Light     73
Flash Settings     73
A Trick for Reducing Flash Power     74
Positioning the Flash     75
Locations     75
Tire Factory     75
Railroad Bridge     75
Railroad Yard     77
Railroad Trestle     77
Junkyards     78
Lakes, Rivers, and Oceans     80
Waterfalls     81
Wildflowers     84
Digital Techniques and Enhancements     85
Cameras and Lenses     86
Digital Enhancements     89
High-Contrast Black & White     89
Enhancing the Eyes     90
Enhancing the Lips     91
Enhancing the Teeth     92
Enhancing the Skin     92
Digital Glow     92
Porcelain Skin     93
LucisArt     94
Proportional Enhancements      95
Marketing Your Studio     98
Four Words     98
Sexy     98
Fun     98
Classy     98
Discreet     101
Be Different     104
Creating Demand for Your Brand of Glamour     104
Media Trades     104
Displays     107
Web Site     109
Referrals     111
Special Events     112
Sales Begins Before the Session     116
Plan for Success, But Be Open to Inspiration     116
Projection Screening for the "Wow" Factor     118
Dollars, Sense, and Life: A Summary     121
Index     123
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