New to Nudes
Camera: Canon 5D, Lens: Canon 85mm F/1.2L USM Lens, Shutter speed: 1/160, Aperture: F/1.2, ISO: 800, White Balance: 3700K, Lighting: 100-watt Incandescent bulb from table lamp, lamp shade removed.
Location can add an editorial feel to an image as in this photo of Jenni.
If you as a photographer are interested in doing nude photography for the first time, I’d suggest scouting a nude model through one of the many photography and modeling websites online today—not sure which ones, then simply do a Google search. Find a model with decent photos in her portfolio and then when making contact, be specific on the intentions of the shoot and negotiate your rates—then put it in writing via email so there are no misunderstandings.
When it comes time to do the actual shoot, have your model start out in clothes, perhaps conservative lingerie, it’s always better to start your first-time shoot with a model in clothing, ideally, loose clothing that doesn’t leave body marks when removed later in the shoot. Clothing marks can take up to an hour to disappear. Be cordial, professional and communicate clearly with your subject—communication is key to any photography. My favorite saying is, “Think, communicate, then shoot.”
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