Nude & Beauty Photography: Kodak Pro Workshop Series

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What does it take to get a great nude photograph--to choose the right model, make her feel comfortable, style her to best effect, and place her in eye-catching compositions? A top photographer, a former model herself, reveals all the details of what goes on in her studio and how she plans and carries out a shoot. Using an array of nude photographs and a personal, chatty style, Brown explains how she selects and directs her models, emphasizing that while physical imperfections can be disguised (she'll tell you ...
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Overview

What does it take to get a great nude photograph--to choose the right model, make her feel comfortable, style her to best effect, and place her in eye-catching compositions? A top photographer, a former model herself, reveals all the details of what goes on in her studio and how she plans and carries out a shoot. Using an array of nude photographs and a personal, chatty style, Brown explains how she selects and directs her models, emphasizing that while physical imperfections can be disguised (she'll tell you how) nothing hides a lack of personality--and that makes for a dead photo. Find out what to do when faced with someone inExpertienced, nervous about going nude, or chosen by a client who doesn't share your taste. Take advantage of Expert and very practical advice on where to find staff, what to do when things are going wrong and you must get the shot, and how to achieve a subtle eroticism with drapery or through a model's glance. Plus: Brown's favorite model gives her perspective, too!
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Applying what she learned while modeling to advertising photography in her New York City studio, Brown pairs filming setups and comments on the aesthetic and business sides of working with models with her color "cosmetic beauty" photos. Lacks an index and references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879857745
  • Publisher: Silver Pixel Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Kodak Pro Workshop Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.59 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Imagining the Nude 13
Inspiration 14
The Client's Input 16
Stay Flexible 18
The Prague Caper 21
2 The Implied Nude 25
The Suggestion of Nudity 27
"Near Nude" 30
Make Some Changes! 31
3 Working with Models 35
Know the Rules 38
Problem Solving 39
A Model's Notes 43
4 Getting the Look 51
Communicating with Models 52
Deciding on the Look 57
Stylists, Makeup Artists, and Hair Artists 57
Testing Ideas 64
5 The Nude on Location 67
Anticipate the Limitations 73
Equipment on Location 74
The Bottom Line 78
6 Lighting the Nude 81
Rim Lighting 84
Don't Overdo It 84
For the Beginning Photographer 87
7 Equipment 91
8 The Business 99
Setting Prices 105
Model Releases 106
Working Stock 109
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