About Inside Glamour Photography


Tips, Techniques, and Ideas for Glamour and Nude Photography

 Hi, I’m Michael Charles, the creator of InsideGlamourPhotography.com and the author of  the popular eBook,

SKIN: The Complete Guide to Glamour & Nude Photography



This site is dedicated to helping fellow glamour and nude photographers improve their skills and to learn more about the art of photography. You’ll find a wide variety of tips, techniques, and creative ideas that you’ll be able to apply to your own work.

You’ll also receive information on a wide variety of other topics related to the glamour and nude photography world. From interviews with top photographers to discussions about the latest gear, you’ll find it here.

In addition, InsideGlamourPhotography is a place where photographers strongly encouraged to share their own thoughts, comments, suggestions, and experiences.

You can reach me at michael@insideglamourphotography.com.



I’m a photographer based in Los Angeles and I’ve been shooting professionally for over 20 years. Though I began my career in fashion photography, I quickly realized that I had almost zero interest in women’s clothing. However, I still loved photography and I still loved photographing models.

After a bit of thought, I found a photographic niche that allowed me to keep the beautiful models while eliminating the clothing part of things almost entirely. That niche turned out to be glamour, nude, and erotic photography.

And I’m happy to say that the change worked out well.

I’ve worked exclusively in the fields of glamour and nude photography for well over a decade.

Over that time, my images have been published in hundreds of national and international publications.

In addition to my passion for photography, I also enjoy sharing with fellow photographers the knowledge I’ve accumulated over my long career. I’m able to do this through the blog you’re reading now, as well as through my recently completed eBook, SKIN: The Complete Guide to Glamour and Nude Photography.


A few kind words from people I’ve worked with:

“Michael’s photographic talents are obvious. However, he also has the rare ability to discover and shoot young models. He possesses the unique skill of bringing out their sexual sides while still capturing their innocence, playfulness, and true personalities.”     - Louis B, Karups.com


“I rely on Michael Charles for provocative and unforgettable images of the world’s most beautiful women. His technical grasp of photography is undeniable: perfectly lit scenes, amazing compositions, and excellent production values.”     - Publisher, 30+ Magazine, 40+ Magazine


“Michael is one of the few photographers working today who has the ability to create truly remarkable images of absolutely any type of woman. I have featured Michael’s work extensively in all of our varied SCORE publications.”     - Elliot James, Editor, The SCORE Group



Before you leave, please take time to sign up for the free InsideGlamourPhotography.com newsletter. By doing so, you’ll not only receive the information-packed newsletter on a regular basis, you’ll also instantly receive my free report, “7 Killer Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Nude Models.”



Since you’ve found yourself on this site, I believe there’s a very good chance that you’d enjoy reading my recently completed, instantly downloadable, how-to eBook on the world of glamour and nude photography. It’s titled SKIN: The Complete Guide to Glamour & Nude Photography.

SKIN covers everything you’ll need to quickly improve your photography skills. Techniques, equipment, and finding and dealing with models are just a few of the topics I cover in SKIN (and to top it off, it includes 65 very sexy – yet instructional – images, and comes with two free bonuses!)

If you’d like to make a purchase (or simply find out more details about the book), please visit InsideGlamourShop.com.


A sample of reader comments:

“If I could have found a class in nude photography, I would have taken it. In the end though, I learned a lot more by reading SKIN: The Complete Guide to Glamour & Nude Photography. It was like getting my own private course in nude photography. Now, meeting models and making money from my pictures all happens rather easily.”    - Chris Thomas, Photographer


“SKIN: The Complete Guide to Glamour & Nude Photography is written in a brisk, conversational style and includes dozens of stunningly provocative images. Every aspect of the field is covered: beginning & advanced techniques, necessary equipment, finding and directing models, moneymaking secrets, behind-the-scenes peeks, and much more. If you’re interested in erotic photography in today’s digital age, you’ll find Money Shots to be an invaluable resource.”     - Irv O. Neil, Writer and Editor of Erotic Publications


“SKIN contains an enormous volume of essential material. It’s well written, extremely informative, and includes stunning photographs of exquisite models. More importantly, Michael’s expertise and skills are derived from years of professional experience. This book will help aspiring photographers to avoid the costly and embarrassing mistakes that often accompany the learning process.”     - Clive Eamon, Photographer


So, there you go. That should cover just about everything there is to know at the moment regarding InsideGlamourPhotography.com.

I’ve learned a great deal over the course of my career and I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned with you.

I hope you enjoy the site and I look forward to hearing from you.

Last but not least, don’t forget to check back often because I’ll always be adding new and interesting things. You’ve got my word on it.


All the best,

Michael Charles