Have you ever wondered what it's like to take nude photographs of the world’s sexiest women? There isn’t another activity in the world that so perfectly blends creativity, beautiful women, and moneymaking opportunities. That's an extremely attractive trio.
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In his new book, SKIN: How To Take Stunning Nude Photos, award-winning photographer, Michael Charles, provides a complete education on every aspect of the nude and erotic photography world.
Charles is a Los Angeles-based photographer who has been shooting professionally in the field of nude photography for two decades. His work has been featured in hundreds of national and international publications and appears on numerous prominent websites.
"SKIN is written in a brisk style and includes stunningly provocative images. Every aspect of the field is covered: Beginning and advanced techniques, necessary equipment, finding and directing models, making money, behind-the-scenes peeks, and much more. If you’re interested in glamour and nude photography in today’s digital age, you’ll find SKIN to be an invaluable resource.”
- Irv O. Neil, writer and editor of Erotic Publications
Here are just a few of the topics covered in SKIN: How To Take Stunning Nude Photos:
- How To Find Beautiful Models
- The Best Camera And Lens For Nude Photography
- Finding Your Niche: Soft-Core To Hard-Core
- Nude Lighting Methods
- Proven Techniques For Directing Models
- Must-Have Gear
- How To Approach Potential Models In Public
- Nude Photography Secrets
- Photoshop Tips And Tricks
- Model Compensation
- Working With Modeling Agencies
- Advertising For Nude Models
- Moneymaking Secrets
- The Best Tools For Lighting The Nude Female
- Wardrobe, Makeup, And Hair
- The Importance Of Shoot Planning
- Helping Models Feel Comfortable
- The Most Effective Way To End Your Shoots
- Six Amazing Photographers To Learn From
- Breaking Into The Business Of Nude Photography
- Going Out With Your Models
SKIN includes more than 100 sexy and razor-sharp images.
Part 1: How To Find Nude And Erotic Models
If you want to shoot stunning nude photos, you’ll need stunning nude models. If it involves the often mysterious world of nude models, you’ll find it in this section. Best of all, you’ll learn a wide variety of simple methods that will enable you to gain access to a steady stream of new models to work with.
Part 2: The Best Equipment For Nude Photo Shoots
Valuable information regarding the best and most useful equipment for capturing excellent nude images. However, you won’t need to spend huge amounts of money on a lot of equipment. It's important to remember that your most important tool will always be your personal creativity and vision.
Part 3: Tips, Tricks, And Techniques: How To Capture Eye-Popping Nude Images
A complete course on lighting the nude female for truly eye-popping images. We'll cover a number of nude lighting styles. You'll learn 5 important lighting techniques, 3 great lighting tips for making women look their best, and much more. It's all here; from using only natural light to complete studio set-ups.
Part 4: Discovering Your Specialties: Popular Erotic Photography Styles
There are many distinct niches within the scope of nude and erotic photography. While there are no set rules that have to be followed exactly, it’s important to understand the unique stylistic aspects that different categories typically possess. This section of the book will be especially helpful to those of you looking to make money from your photography.
Part 5: Post-Production Techniques For Nude Photography
This section will get you up and running on all the tasks that fall under the post-production umbrella. It’s important to remember that a post-production software program is nothing more than an additional tool that will enable you to create the images you envision in your mind. You’ll learn all the tasks involved; from basic techniques to the more complex.
Part 6: Preparing For Your Nude Shoots
Going into your shoots with a plan will lead to the creation of better images than trying to work without one. In fact, even shoots in which spontaneity is desired will invariably benefit from a little pre-shoot planning. And while no shoot will ever come off exactly as planned, it’s still worthwhile to give specific thought to what you want to accomplish with each session.
Part 7: Producing And Directing Your Shoots
Whether you’re doing your first shoot or your thousandth, there are a number of specific things you can do to make the process more successful and more enjoyable for you and your model. I’ll show you why different direction techniques will lead to different results. I’ll also give you tips on how to handle shoots that feature multiple nude models (Hint: It's a lot like herding kittens).
Part 8: Legends Of The Game
This section takes an in-depth look at a group of photographers whose images have had a significant impact on the way nude and erotic photography is perceived in today’s world. You’ll find inspiration and motivation from learning about their lives and viewing their work.
Part 9: The Business Of Nude Photography
This section is primarily directed toward the aspiring photographer who would like to use his or her skills to shoot nude images and make money doing it. However, this section isn’t only for those whose goal is to become a full-time professional. Even for the hobbyist, it’s nice to know that you can use your photography skills to add money to your bank account on a regular basis.
Part 10: Going Out With Your Models
For those of you interested in the subject of “socializing” with your models, this part will show you how to do it (in the most respectful way possible for everyone involved). This section also includes a final note to you that contains some important advice that will enable you to achieve all your nude photography goals.