The Nude

The Nude

Complete Photography Course

Book - 1999
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"...Pinkard has included a chapter on the history of the nude in art that is a delight....Choosing models is one of the areas...Pinkard covers with great detail...He not only explains the physical attributes that are important but he also discusses what you as a photographer can do to help the model perform at his/her best....the requisite sections on lighting and posing are included and here Pinkard really shows he knows his stuff....The illustrations are excellent and support the text succinctly. There is a large section...dedicated to digital imaging and special effects plus a Masterclass where Pinkard pulls out all the stops and shares his visual'll benefit from The Nude: Complete Photography Course."--Shutterbug.

Advice on every aspect of nude photography will enable you to reveal the sensual curves, contours, and symmetry of the female form, whether your goal is purely artistic or frankly erotic. A veritable bounty of striking pictures and a wealth of professional guidance is sure to give you a strong understanding of key skills and provide the creative spark that will set your imagination in motion. Once you know what to look for in a model, you'll need to master a variety of challenges for different locations. Use water, filters, lenses, perspective, and props to enhance your model under the sun. Indoors, pay attention to composition and design, lighting, shadows, and mood. For studio assignments, see how to give a model direction and how to work with white, colored, and black backgrounds. Plus, employ special effects like diffusion and catch up on the latest in digital imagery. 192 pages, 76 color illus., 207 b/w illus., 10 x 10.

Publisher: Rochester, NY : Silver Pixel Press, 1999
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9781883403607
Branch Call Number: 778.921 PINKA
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index


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