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This is the first eBook of its kind on nude photography that really shows how to photograph nudes like a professional. Written in an easy conversational manner, this PDF eBook has the kind of detailed information that can only be taught by a working professional with many years of experience photographing top glamour and nude models around the world.

Learn the right way to find models, work on a budget, organise a team, choose equipment and so much more; helping you to improve the quality of your images, while avoiding all those expensive and time consuming errors that happen so often in photography.
Covers glamour, beauty and fine art nudes
Learn how to think and work like a professional
More than 325 pages covering 23 chapters
Specially formatted for easy viewing
Including 17 case sample images from professional assignments on location and in the studio
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The information is invaluable to anyone wishing to photograph nudes; it is extremely well-written from years of high-level experience, and will be a very useful reference that should save many budding photographers those costly and embarrassing mistakes that we all make as we try to progress. It will be like having Ashley with you for the shoot giving you expert advice and guiding your every move at every stage... and who wouldn't want that? Peppered with interesting and amusing anecdotes, it's a fascinating, exciting, thoroughly enjoyable and essential read.
Rebecca Toombs
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As a professional photographer myself, I can tell you this book contains a vast amount of information, but more importantly it's based on years of professional working experience in places like Milan and London, so Ashley Karyl tells you how it really works from dealing with the models and agencies, to taking proper care of your camera equipment and even looking at good business practices or those you should avoid. This is nude photography for professionals.
Simon Plant
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I just want to thank you for your incredible book. It is great value. I have read every page and I am confident that I will refer to your book often as I am developing my skills as a photographer. You have given the profession and those who simply enjoy photography at its best a significant gift. Your work is inspiring. The practical knowledge your provided in your book will allow those of us who are striving to become outstanding photographers to progress much quicker to a level that we may not have ever achieved without your help.
Mike Jackson
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I just finished reading "How to Photograph Nudes Like a Professional" - though probably "devoured" is a more accurate verb! This book was just what I was looking for right now. I really appreciate the wealth of information, examples and advice you've provided. I truly get a sense of your years of experience. I also appreciate your honesty, sense of humour and way of writing - your voice really comes through (I lived in England for quite a while, so I definitely "heard" that accent!). And of course, your pictures are breathtaking and inspirational. Although I actually photograph male nudes (and also portraits of all kinds), obviously 99% of the information is still directly relevant, and the remaining 1% is relevant in principle. I'm already putting what I've learned into practice.
David R
Thousands of photographers around the world have already benefitted from the knowledge gained by reading this book.
  • Click here to see full list of contents…
    What makes a good model
    Finding the right model
    Working with the model
    Dealing with model agencies
    Locating models through the internet
    Model castings
    Preparing for the shoot
    Time management on a shoot
    Working in the studio
    Working on location
    Your aims & objectives when shooting nudes
    Correct exposure using a lightmeter
    Protecting your camera equipment
    Tungsten lighting
    Neon lighting
    Candles as a light source
    Studio flash
    Basic maintenance of your flash equipment
    Flash accessories to alter the light
    Portable flash in use on location
    Working with daylight
    Mixing flash & daylight
    Different kinds of glamour
    The ideal beauty model
    Workshops & seminars
    Shape & form
    Working on a budget
    Props & locations
    Hair & makeup
    Working with assistants
    Release forms and legal issues
    Editing your images effectively
    35mm v Medium format
    Large format cameras
    Choosing your equipment
    Lens options and what to choose
    Camera care
    Film v Digital
    Black & White v Colour
    Printing at commercial labs
    Inkjet printing
    Continuous Ink Systems for printing
    Colour calibration of monitor & printer
    Going to print with commercial printers
    Other business skills you should develop
    Creating your working environment
    Essential advice to improve image quality
    Valuable workflow suggestions
    Adapting to different markets
    Setting up Photoshop effectively
    Retouching your images
    The advantage DNG for Raw files
    Digital asset management
    Raw file exposure for better quality
    Raw file processing technique
    Noise reduction for your images
    Retouching skin
    B&W conversion in Photoshop
    Using the healing brush effectively
    Colour management in Photoshop
    Additional tips & advice
    Rights grabbing photo competitions
    Photo libraries
    Thinking outside the box
    Advertising assignments
    Copyright and protecting your images
    Editorial photography
    The orphan works legislation
    Keeping control of your images
    Photographer agents
    Dealing with clients
    Creating a team
    Business strategies and what to avoid
    Presentation as a photographer
You may view some free sample excerpts from the book by clicking on these links below. FireFox users may require a PDF viewer plugin or right click to "save link as" and download the file
Chapter 12) Think Like A Pro
Chapter 19) Editing Makes You A Better Photographer
Chapter 21) Printing
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