Tips for Shooting Artistic Nude Photography

Nude photography can be a sensitive topic, and there are certain protocols that photographers should follow when taking on the genre. The insightful video below walks us through a tasteful nude photoshoot as a professional photographer discusses the do’s and don’ts of artistic nudes:

A few key tips for artistic nude photography:

  • Before the shoot even starts, make sure the model is comfortable with what you’re going to do by discussing the shots.
  • If your model has never done a nude shoot, start with very basic poses with lingerie on to make them comfortable.
  • Never touch the model. Instead, mirror the poses to them.
  • Don’t use too wide of a lens if the background is cluttered, this will help avoid getting it in the shot. Stick with a good, standard portrait lens.
  • Be careful with sharp bends and angles in the poses you ask from the model to avoid creases in the skin.

Block off part of a window to control natural light.

Lastly, as with almost any kind of portrait photography, experiment with the light. Just because you are using ambient light doesn’t mean you lose control over it. It’s helpful to know which angles produce the most flattering or artistic light.


For further training on boudoir photography:

There is a full guide on the difficult art of Boudoir Photography aided by Speedlights. Michael Zelbel has developed a method to shoot wonderful beauty photos with a set of lighting gear, that is so small, it fits into his carry-on luggage when traveling. It’s easy to use and enabled him to walk into any bedroom and turn it into a stage for breathtaking boudoir photos within minutes. The guide also carries a 60 day guarantee so there is no risk in trying it. Simply remember to use the voucher code PICTURECORRECT, our readers can get a discount.

Found here: The Art of Boudoir Photography with Speedlights

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