Figure Lighting


Figure Lighting: A Visual Guide to Illuminate the Female Nude for Photography

Use Light to Photograph Nude Female Models
This guide shows you how to use light to photograph nude female models and create various moods and effects. From the plainspoken to the artistic, each lighting configuration is diagramed in painstaking detail. Learn the art and skill of using light and controlling shadows from the author of True Confessions of Nude Photography. For those who loved the lighting section in the first book and want even more, this follow-up book concentrates purely on Nicholas’ nude lighting style with updated images, text and diagrams.

More than just studio lighting. From indoor to outdoor, studio to location, you’ll learn what can be achieved and how to make it work for you. From just one light in a small room, to elaborate creative setups, everything is described.


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Use Light to Photograph Nude Female Models
Lighting the nude model is distinct from lighting in other types of people photography.
This book will help those who have tried some nude lighting, but are struggling to create interesting images. The serious photographer who is new to nudes will also benefit. This guide is about reaching that next level and making nude models look their best and most interesting.

This guide is about lighting the nude, so I’m not going to make you sift through a lot of lighting techniques for non-nude modeling. There is a lot you can learn about general lighting that is not covered in this guide.
This guide deals with lighting the whole figure in most cases, or at least three-quarters of the model’s body. Don’t look for information about lighting close ups of the face. Knowledge of portrait lighting is helpful, but not essential to begin shooting nudes.

Shoot Great Nude Photos
Photos you can actually create yourself. If you think that great photos require expensive lights, an enormous studio, and a team of assistants, this book will debunk that misconception. You may be surprised at how many ways you can shoot great nude photos you’ll be proud of without breaking the bank. And there’s plenty more you can accomplish if you do want to invest a few well placed dollars on some moderately priced equipment.  This book doesn’t promise that learning is easy or quick – your results will be based on your level of effort, but it is  easier and quicker with a guide.

18 Lighting Setups with Diagrams
There are sections on Equipment, Lighting Exercises, Lighting problems, Outdoor lighting, Studio Lighting. The lighting setups include the use of softboxes, umbrellas, snoots, gels, booms, diffusers, parabolic reflectors, water nudes, and a beauty dish. Techniques include isolation, backlighting, accent lighting, and fill light. Lights Camera Nude! includes an 18 lighting setups and over 80 example photos as well as a link to online bonus material exclusively for readers.

18 models, 80+ example photos, 100 pages, approximately 14,000 words of text.

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