Tomorrow I teach “The Art of Shooting Nudes” in Hamilton, Ontario, and I am looking forward to it very greatly. I rewrote and updated the material; we have a great model and an MUA; great studio, wonderful participants (there’s one more spot open for a last minute interested photographer, by the way).
A lot of this course will be about light. But it is also about posing, composition, and about the fact that nude is not lewd. Students are a mix of men and women.
And it is not all about being explicit every time, either: often, implied shots are great:
Use selective focus. Fill the frame. Use the right light for your pictures. Experiment. Break the rules.
And nudes are timeless.
Here’s how timeless. This is a shot I made the other day with tomorrow’s model:
And… lo and behold…
After I took this, I found this next image online.
From several thousand years ago.
Plus ça change….!