nude photography ebook

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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.
Rebeca 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.

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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
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