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The Naked and the Lens: A Guide to Nude Photographyby Louis Benjamin
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The Naked and the Lens is designed as both a technical guide and an artistic inspiration. Filled with beautiful images of the nude form, it also shows you how this can be technically achieved. The book covers key topics: concept, lighting, directing, post-production, and artisic re-interpretation and how to find models. Legal and photo release issues are covered as well.
The techniques are up-to-date, including Photoshop CS4, RAW capture and shooting with a gray card to capture accurate white balance information. The lighting section will also show how to get studio quality light from hot-shoe flashes by adapting them to umbrellas and soft boxes.
Regardless of whether you are shooting in a studio or in a field, this book will show you how to create works of art with nude bodies and it will also teach through advice in a unique interview section with leading nude photographers around the world through their words and their images.
* Lavishly illustrated by contributors from around the globe * Covers photographing art nudes from concept to completion * Includes lighting, working with models, legal issues, and post-production * Bonus interviews and expansive resources on www.TheNakedAndTheLens.com
Be inspired with this unique guide - packed full of stunning images and useful techniques on how best to capture the naked body with beautiful results
Achieve beautiful and professional results with the pivotal guide to capturing inspiring nude forms. Each stunning photograph shows you how each shot can be technically achieved, and that nude photography is limitless. This book covers everything you need to know, from concept to post-production, including lighting, direction, and artistic re-interpretations of the nude form. Find models and prepare for your shoots with the legal considerations every photographer should know.
RAW capture, post-production with Photoshop and shooting with a gray card to obtain the most accurate while balance, are covered in effective detail. You can obtain studio quality effects from the lighting section, such as making hot-shoe flashes by converting them into umbrellas and soft boxes. Through interviews with leading international nude photographers and practical advice The Naked and the Lens will show you how to create striking nude works of art.
About the Author
Lou Benjamin teaches a variety of technique courses at The International School of Photography.
Louis Benjamin is a photographer specializing in fine art and portraits, and writer who teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York. His work has been exhibited in a number of New York area galleries and juried exhibitions.
Table of Contents
~ TABLE OF CONTENTS ~
Chapter 1: Gallery
Chapter 2: Undressing Fine Art
Chapter 3: The Body Itself — A Survey of Modes
Chapter 4: The Nude in Context
Chapter 5: Light, Shadow, Color, and the Qualities of Lighting
Chapter 6: Composition
Chapter 7: The Camera is Not an Eye
Chapter 8: Working With Models
Chapter 9: The shoot
Chapter 10: Digital Technique
Chapter 11: Interviews:
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