Newborn Photography

Tips for Newborn Photo Sessions

Many people are confused about newborn photography. There are also many fears when it comes to dealing with such a young baby. Doing a newborn photoshoot doesn't have to be hard. You just need to know how to handle the newborn baby. Read more here about newborn photography and get tips on how to get the best results.

A Glamour Photograph of a Swimsuit Model from 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

44 Photo Tips From The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Part 4 of 5)

  Hey, what's up? It's time for Part 4 in our continuing quest to improve our photographic abilities by studying the techniques of excellent practitioners of the the art form (also known as "good photographers").     Page 92-93 We live on a big planet. A planet so big that an inch here or there rarely makes much of a difference. However, there are some … [Read More...]

A Glamour Photograph of a Swimsuit Model from 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

44 Photo Tips From The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Part 3 of 5)

    Here we are for the third time. That's why it's called Part 3. Simple enough, right? So grab your copy of SI and let's take a look at some very good photography.     Page 55 Adding a lion to a photograph is guaranteed to add quite a bit of drama to almost any image (one exception would be an image that already includes a bunch of lions; but … [Read More...]

A Glamour Photograph of a Swimsuit Model from 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

44 Photo Tips From The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Part 2 of 5)

  Hey! I assume you've already read my semi-rant that kicked off this series. Now it's time to take a look at some images from the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and figure out what makes these pictures special. Do you have a fresh copy of the 2012 issue in front of you? If so, cool. If not, less cool. But not the end of the world. Let's get … [Read More...]

2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Part 1

44 Photo Tips From The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (Part 1 of 5)

  As you probably already know, the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue recently hit the shelves. And I have a confession to make: I don't get the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. I understand it. I just don't get it. I don't get it's continued popularity. I don't get the anticipation that builds around it each year. I don't get how it's manages to sustain it's … [Read More...]

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Shooting Nude & Glamour Close-up Images

No matter what style of photography you’re interested in, there will be times when you’ll want to experiment with shooting close-ups (it’s up to you to define how close is close). When you hear the word, “Close-up,” it’s quite possible your first thought is a close-up of a face (since that’s how it’s usually used in the film industry). However, with nude photography, the … [Read More...]

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What Can You Learn From A Naked And Annoyed 19-Year-Old?

The story behind this picture can teach you a valuable lesson. Trust me, I was there. I took this shot many years ago. In fact, it’s from one of the first three or four nude shoots I’d ever done. I wish I could tell you that I was in complete control of the shoot and impressed this model with my expertise. Unfortunately, that’s not how it happened. Like all new photographers, I was … [Read More...]

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Glamour Photography Secrets: The Art of Shallow Focus

This is a classic glamour shot. In fact, it doesn’t get any more “Classic Glamour” than this: A blonde woman with red lipstick and black lingerie lying on a bed while seductively eyeing the camera. To many, this shot would be close to the very definition of “Glamour photography". However, what I want to do is take a look at a specific aspect of this particular shot that will greatly … [Read More...]

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Nude Photo Shoots: Sometimes You Get Lucky

In my previous post, I wrote how shoots rarely come off exactly as planned. Every glamour and nude shoot is unpredictable and takes on a life of its own. There are simply too many variables involved in a photography shoot to know for sure how things will play out. Almost without exception, each job will present you with at least one problem you'll have to solve if you're going to get the[Read More...]

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Warning: Glamour Shoot Troubles Ahead!

There are two things you can count on when it comes to photo shoots: 1) No two are alike; and 2) At some point, something's going to go wrong. Nearly every shoot will present you with an unexpected situation that you’ll have to deal with in order to make the shoot work. That's just way it is. No matter how much time you devote to coming up with a pre-shoot plan, there are simply too many … [Read More...]

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The Case For Tightly Cropped Images

  This shot is a good example of eliminating extraneous subject matter from an image, leaving only what is absolutely necessary to make the picture work. I imagine that many viewers of this shot would consider the extremely tight crop to be a bit "claustrophobic." However, it's obvious that the photographers main desire was to emphasize the model's face and breasts as much as … [Read More...]

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Stunning Nude Photographs: Using “The Magic Hours”

This is an exquisite picture of a young model. Even if there was nothing else in the shot to make it special, the simple gesture of her grasping her wet hair makes for an interesting image. However, what really makes this particular image stand out is the lighting. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to figure out how the lighting was achieved. In addition, it’s relatively simple for anyone to … [Read More...]

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Top Glamour Photographers: Ellen Von Unwerth

  This is the first post in a series that will highlight some of the world’s top photographers. As a 10-year-old, I spent most of my free time trying to emulate Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks (though I had the Puma Clydes, I couldn't quite keep up with the Rolls Royce, fur coats, and basketball talent). Fifteen years later, I found myself spending hours upon hours studying the[Read More...]

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Glamour Photography: The Importance Of Wardrobe

Whoever it was who came up with the slogan, "No Shirt, No Service!" never ran into the woman in this picture. I strongly believe if the two of them had ever crossed paths, the model seen here would have undoubtedly received excellent service. In truth, this image is a great example of how a model wearing clothing can often result in a sexier and more striking image than a model who is entirely … [Read More...]

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How To Take Candid and Playful Nude Photos

What’s your first thought when you see this picture? For me, it’s the “realness” of it. I’m struck by the authenticity of the shot. I think you’ll agree that a piece of the model’s true personality seems to come through in this image. Shooting candid shots is certainly not difficult. Walk down any busy street and you can take 50 candid shots within a single block. However, … [Read More...]

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Are There Limits in Glamour and Nude Photography?

  By almost any standard of glamour photography, this image is definitely unique. In contrast to the usual intent to portray models as attractively as possible, this particular shot presents a model in apparent anguish. I find pictures like this one to be very interesting. It's as if the picture is part of a story that the viewer knows nothing about. And since the viewer has no idea … [Read More...]