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Hi all,

Does anyone know of a free site where i can learn how to take good portrait
photo's of my wife, some nude....tastefuly....not too explicit, some not.

Having tried to do this in the past, i am not able to get the right poses
due to children, lack of light, interuptions,etc, etc.

My wife is willing to pose, but just cannot seem to get it right.....she
looks clumsy, out of sorts, etc etc.

Maybe it's me taking the wrong angles, or trying too hard.

Any help much appreciated.

Marcus.
 
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"Marcus Booth" <boothmarcus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know of a free site where i can learn how to take good
> portrait
> photo's of my wife, some nude....tastefuly....not too explicit, some not.
>
> Having tried to do this in the past, i am not able to get the right poses
> due to children, lack of light, interuptions,etc, etc.
>
> My wife is willing to pose, but just cannot seem to get it right.....she
> looks clumsy, out of sorts, etc etc.
>
> Maybe it's me taking the wrong angles, or trying too hard.
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Marcus.
>
Your biggest problem is always lighting. Many of the nudes you see in
magazines that look very natural are using a zillion lights and reflectors
and tips and tricks to get it to look natural.

Here's a site with lessons on shooting nude models.
http://www.domai.com/course/index.html

There are actually lots of sites on the Net with "tastefully" photographed
nudes for ideas. You just have to find them. Mostly all you'll find is
porn, so Google carefully.

Good luck.
 

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"Marcus Booth" <boothmarcus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know of a free site where i can learn how to take good
> portrait
> photo's of my wife, some nude....tastefuly....not too explicit, some not.
>
> Having tried to do this in the past, i am not able to get the right poses
> due to children, lack of light, interuptions,etc, etc.
>
> My wife is willing to pose, but just cannot seem to get it right.....she
> looks clumsy, out of sorts, etc etc.
>
> Maybe it's me taking the wrong angles, or trying too hard.
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Marcus.
>
>
Hi there.

The photography and posing part is actually easier with someone other than
your Significant Other. But it is much easier to get the S.O. to take part
than a stranger, until you have a good portfolio to show.

Start off with clothed portraits, until you can control your camera and
lighting, almost without having to think about it. Until you can do that you
will not get any really good pictures, because you need to be concentrating
on the model to get them.

Both you and she should look through magazines, all sorts of mags, and cut
out pictures you like. Study them, work out how the lighting has been set
up, and how the model is posing.

Pick one which seems to be simple and try to copy it. Take lots of pictures
all very similar, but with slight differences in her expression, eye
direction, head position, smiling, serious, etc.

Tiny differences in these things can make a huge difference to the end
result. If you can get 1 really good shot out of 20 or so of almost
identical shots, you should be happy.

Study the results very closely, and try to work out what is wrong with the
less successful ones, as well as what is good about any which are nearly
good.

While there are books about how to do it, and they are worth studying, there
is nothing as good as learning by experience.

Just remember that the amount of skin on display is probably the least
important part of a successful image.

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"Marcus Booth" <boothmarcus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know of a free site where i can learn how to take good
> portrait
> photo's of my wife, some nude....tastefuly....not too explicit, some not.
>
> Having tried to do this in the past, i am not able to get the right poses
> due to children, lack of light, interuptions,etc, etc.
>
> My wife is willing to pose, but just cannot seem to get it right.....she
> looks clumsy, out of sorts, etc etc.
>


....... you mean she's ugly?
 
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"Marcus Booth" <boothmarcus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know of a free site where i can learn how to take good
portrait
> photo's of my wife, some nude....tastefuly....not too explicit, some not.
>
> Having tried to do this in the past, i am not able to get the right poses
> due to children, lack of light, interuptions,etc, etc.
>

Are you looking for a site (free) which might advise you on how to dispense
with the children then?
A site which can guide you on how to avoid interruption?

Presumably you're using a digital camera, so pix are free. Send the kids
over to granny, disconnect the phone and the doorbell, and practice practice
practice. If the pix are no good, delete them and keep trying.
H.
 
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"Roy" <royphoty@iona-guesthouse.co.uk> wrote in message news:3gtje.13687

> Start off with clothed portraits, until you can control your camera and

> lighting....................




.....................and keep your Monopod from extending.
 

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"Aza" <what@when.net> wrote in message news:3f78n6F6aa0oU1@individual.net...
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> "Roy" <royphoty@iona-guesthouse.co.uk> wrote in message news:3gtje.13687
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>> Start off with clothed portraits, until you can control your camera and
>
>> lighting....................
>
>
>
>
> ....................and keep your Monopod from extending.
>
Hi.

Well, depending on the circumstances, there can be a slight problem in that
area, but like all other problems, it needs to be kept in check.

I nearly said "taken hold of" but I changed my mind.

Roy G
 

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