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The Naked and the Lens

A Guide to Nude Photography

written by Louis Benjamin

Focal Press | ISBN 9780240811598

Paperback – 248 pages


Member’s price: $62.96

The Naked and the Lens is designed as both a technical guide and an artistic inspiration. Filled with beautiful images of the nude form, it also shows you how this can be technically achieved. The book covers key topics: concept, lighting, directing, post-production, and artisic re-interpretation and how to find models. Legal and photo release issues are covered as well.

The techniques are up-to-date, including Photoshop CS4, RAW capture and shooting with a gray card to capture accurate white balance information. The lighting section will also show how to get studio quality light from hot-shoe flashes by adapting them to umbrellas and soft boxes.

Regardless of whether you are shooting in a studio or in a field, this book will show you how to create works of art with nude bodies and it will also teach through advice in a unique interview section with leading nude photographers around the world through their words and their images.
* Lavishly illustrated by contributors from around the globe * Covers photographing art nudes from concept to completion * Includes lighting, working with models, legal issues, and post-production * Bonus interviews and expansive resources on


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