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Capture your subject in the best light with these photography tips that cover everything from nature and still-life photography to fashion photography.
You Will Need
- A camera
- A nude model
- A changing room
- A robe
- A comfortable working environment or studio
- Good lighting
Decide on type of nude image
First decide on what type of nude images you want to shoot. Frontal? Partially obscured? Something else?
Select appropriate model
Select a model who understands fully that you want them to take off all their clothes.
Describe idea to model
Talk to your model. Describe what it is that you are trying to convey through your imagery, whether that is a story, an emotion, or just a celebration of the human form.
Explain your process
Explain how you work to your model, especially if you will need to get close to the subject when using a wider angle lens, so there are no surprises and your model is completely at ease.
Give model a robe and changing room
Provide your model with a robe and a pleasant place to change.
Set up lighting
Set up any lighting systems you may be using.
Bring out model
Invite your model onto the set.
Review the poses you want to shoot with your model.
Set up camera
Pick up your camera, and select your film, aperture, and shutter speed.
Ask model to disrobe
Ask the model to disrobe.
Compose the shot
Compose your shot.
Meter and focus
Meter and focus on the subject.
Shoot through each pose
Start shooting, working through each pose one at a time.
Re-robe model when finished
When the shoot is finished, hand the model their robe and thank them for their time.