Posts Tagged: nude

First shoot with a brunette Valkyrie.

2015 has definitely started off with a bang.  Two full days of shooting in a row behind me and now I get to edit and finish the sets.  In the mean time, here is a teaser for the several sets I shot of a new model; Valkyrie.  As always, nudity behind the cut because people are prudes.

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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.

A Study in Stark Contrast.

Back in June of 2011, I had a fun couple of hours in the studio with two of my favorite models from that year.   I’ve gotten a higher percentage of good shots out of that session than just about any other that year.   A couple of those images even became the centerpiece of three different gallery shows.

As anyone who follows my work knows, I’ve spent a good portion of this year going back over my entire body of work and pulling out those gems that just did not have the tools or techniques to polish at the time.   I also have been revisiting the “finished” pieces to see if I can get just that little bit of extra shine from them.   This shoot is one of those that I have gotten both new images to show and been able to really refine the quality on some of the ones already deemed “finished”.

Only one of the shots I worked on tonight is work safe and you can see it up top.  The rest are behind the fold.   As always, use your discretion when viewing.

Nudes in Black and White

It has been a while since I last posted any of the nude and risqué sets I shoot. These images are from a set that was more of an experiment than a planned session.

It does not take bunches of lights and backdrops and modifiers and other gear to get a very soft, sensual look in a nude set. Often, simplicity is more effective than an “engineered” approach.

I could go on for another few thousand words, but I would much rather let the images speak for themselves. All of these but one were shot with a single speed light on a stand with a 12×8 soft box, The last one was pure available light and is pretty much a candid taken while the model was relaxing g after the shoot.

I shouldn’t have to say this but the images after the fold are Not Safe For Work. Nudity abounds beyond the fold. Enjoy.

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 Beautiful Young Woman From the Deep Archives.

Digging deep into the archives this week, I came across the first session I ever shot with Jessica.  You’ve seen some photos from this set percolate up over the years, but some of these have never seen the light of day.

This set was shot in 2007, just a couple of weeks after her 18th birthday.  The original concept for the shoot was an extended series of poses for her to use as reference material in her artistic pursuits.    By the time we finished the reference shots, she was having so much fun we just kept shooting.   I think we shot for about 3 or 4 hours that day.

Jessica was a regular in front of my camera until she got to busy with College last year and I’ve only gotten to shoot her once since spring of 2013.  As I revisit the archives over time, you’ll be seeing more of what were originally the ‘cast offs’ from the many, many sets over the 6+ years between this shoot and the last full session we shot in early 2013.  And who knows, when she’s between semesters and has some free time, I may yet get her back in front of my lens to create more art.

These are sensual and classic nude poses, so I’ve put them behind the fold, as usual.  Enjoy.

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The Long Awaited Naked Photographer Post – sort of.

Yep, that’s right boys and girls.  Step right up and take a seat for the palest show on earth.  That’s right, I’m in front of the lens again and this time, I left all those pesky clothes in the closet.  Now, before you cover your eyes and after your gaze, understand that all these photos are safe for that bastion of purity and safe haven from all things prurient; Facebook.  Nary a female nipple, nor hint of my southerly charms shall inflict your innocent eyes.   Fear not for I those posts are not ready.   Yet.

Read on to see what happens late at night when a photographer is bored and his wife is out of town and the models have all gone home.

A whole bucket full of new edits.

Over the last few months I’ve gone all the way back to 2000 and revisited all of my shoots. With 14 years of new tools, techniques at my disposal, I thought it’d be nice to see what diamonds I can find in the rather rough ‘cast-offs’ from my old shoots.

Warning: This is a very not safe for work gallery. Male and female nudity, some quite explicit, lies behind here. View at your own risk.

I will be moving all of my work to a new gallery system soon as part of a much larger restructuring and rebuild of my photoblog and my gallery.  So enjoy the photos, but don’t let HR catch you, because as we all know, boobies make HR explode.

Click the image for the gallery.

Draped in Silk.

Draped in Silk.

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.