20 Nude Photography Tips
Getting Better At Nude Photography
Photo of Brynn during one of our Virgin Islands, exotic photography workshops.
Photographers always ask me for advice on getting better with their nude photography, so I thought I’d share some of it with you in hopes that it’ll help. So here are twenty photography tips on improving your nude photography.
1. Try and shoot the same model more than once! The more you work with a model, the easier it gets and the better your photographs will become with that subject. It’s all about building rapport, getting to know each other (platonically), and building a professional relationship with your subject. You’ll learn what are her best features and what features to avoid when photographing her with each shoot. She’ll become more comfortable posing for you with each shoot too. Ultimately, it’s the marriage of the minds that creates great photos.
2. Practice, practice, practice and by that I don’t mean with just nude models, just practice photography to hone your technical skills while seriously learning your camera equipment. One of the most famous “sensual” photographs is that of a bell pepper by Edward Weston. So don’t get stuck on photographing people only, shooting a camera is like shooting a weapon in the military, without practice you become rusty.
3. Let your subject know politely to show up at the shoot in loose clothing when you both have specifically agreed on shooting nude photography. It’s irritating when you have to wait for an hour or more for body marks created by undergarments and tight clothes—though make sure your subject wears presentable clothes should they have to stop while driving to your location.
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