Posts in Category: Nude

Young Woman, Young Beauty – Day 9

This set wraps up the boudoir shoot that Kerstin and I did a few weeks ago.   These images weren’t from any particular set, or plan. I just saw here sitting back relaxing while I was adjusting lights to prepare for the shots posted on Day 8.     I warn people that if you sit still long enough, I’ll shoot you and that’s just what I did here.   No posing, no planning, just her sitting back, relaxing and having fun in front of the camera.

These are decidedly NOT safe for work.   Nudity and implied nudity.   You’ve been warned.

A Morning of Soft Light and Softer Beauty.

There are times when you have to put away the strobes and umbrellas and just let nature light the way.   I love the softness of early morning light through the window and the way to caresses a woman’s skin.  I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Nudity behind the cut.  NSFW.

Caught in the Web.

Jessica posed for an impromptu shoot with a fantastic iridescent spider web covered fabric back in 2009.   Only a couple of these shots ever saw the light of day until now.   She had no makeup, no hair styling, just her and the drape in front of a white wall.

Over the ensuing six years, my editing skills have improved significantly so I thought I’d see what I can do with them now.   This gallery is the result.   Enjoy.

NSW gallery behind the cut.

An experiment in low-key photography. – Part 2

I took some time recently to complete my finishing touches on the first shoot of 2015.  There may be a few more gems buried in the shoot, but I am extremely pleased with the results so far.  I hope you will be too.

As you probably already knew, the images past the cut are NSFW.

First shoot of 2015 – A Low Key Shoot.

I’ve been experimenting with low-key lighting and trying to achieve a very soft, body-molding look for a while.  Regular readers have seen some of the results of that experimentation in previous posts.

All of that experimentation came together for the first shoot of 2015 tonight.  The setup is deceptively simple with a black cloth backdrop, an SB-910 speedlight in a 24inch softbox to the right (photographer’s right) of the model.   I set the speedlight to 1/4 power and shot at F/22 or F/18 @ 1/125 and ISO 100.  This gave me a completely dark room with the only light showing up on frame being the speedlight.

The results were everything I had hoped they’d be. The model was very fun to work with and I’ll be shooting her often over the coming year.  With the exception of the image labeled ‘Fire Down Below’, the only editing on these is cropping and b/w conversion and, when needed, a touch of sharpening.  ‘Fire Down Below’ had a bit of color bump, clarity and sharpening to get the look I wanted. I also brought the exposure up slightly on it.

As you probably already guessed, these images are NOT safe for work.  Click the ‘continue reading’ link to see the photos.   And as always, enjoy and I look forward to your feedback.

She only wants a piece of your mind!

Half Zombie effect achieve entirely in Lightroom.  If there’s enough interest, I’ll post a tutorial on how I achieved this effect.

Behind the fold because nudity makes HR drones break out in hives.

A classical look from the archives.

It’s that time again.  I’m thinking of making this a weekly post.  This time, we’re diving through late 2011 to experiment with more B/W conversions and edits.  Images below the fold are NSFW.  You’ve been warned.  The gallery from the original shoot is here.

We start with an image that I had passed up at the time I shot it.  Back then, I couldn’t quite get the emotion I wanted to come out.  A bit of work with filters and color.

Nothing Left.

Nothing Left.

NSFW images below the fold.

Edits from BettieNLove in rope and stockings.

I’ve been experimenting and working out a new workflow between Lightroom, Photoshop, Vertus LiquidMask and OnOne’s Perfect Photo Suite this week.  What better photos to stare at for hours on end than the lovely Bettie in her rope and stockings.

I have a pretty good workflow now and it’ll only get better when I hear bck from OnOne about why the photoshop and Lightroom plugins for Perfect Photo Suite aren’t working.  Loading and saving the images separately breaks up the creative flow a bit, but not enough to completely derail the process.

Enough babbling about software, I know all of you are just here for the pics, so here you go.  Enjoy.   And as always, NSFW behind the break.

Cropped and brought out the colors quite a bit.  I love her tattoos.

Cropped and brought out the colors quite a bit. I love her tattoos.

Bettie N Love in stockings and rope.

I had the wonderful privilege of shooting a new model today. Bettie N Love with her friend Joe Soap doing the rope work. I’ll be editing the set over the next few days, but here’s a teaser or two for you. More explicit and NSFW photos behind the fold.

Bettie in a corset.

Bettie in a corset.

Bettie N Love in ropes.

Bettie N Love in ropes.

Rope marks.

Rope marks.

The archives just keep getting deeper.

My previous post started up a conversation with one of my favorite models who, surprisingly, has only posed for me twice.  Here are a few re-visits and edits from our first shoot together, circa 2006.   Enjoy.

 

Beauty by the bricks.

Beauty by the bricks.

Dance; words in motion.

Dance; words in motion.

Annointed with stars.

Annointed with stars.

Fire, the source of all life. Model: Lisa Body paint: Laurel

Fire, the source of all life.
Model: Lisa
Body paint: Laurel