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How To Take a Nude Portrait

Watch more Photography Tips & Techniques videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to take a nude portrait with these photography tips from Howcast. Now all you need is a naked model. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Decide on type of nude image First decide on what type of nude images you want to shoot. Frontal? Partially obscured? Something else? Tip Try to imagine that you've never seen the human body before and attempt to find new ways to approach this subject. Step 2: Select appropriate model Select a model who understands fully that you want them to take off all their clothes. Step 3: Describe idea to model Talk to your model. Describe what it is that you are trying to convey through your imagery, whether that is a story, an emotion, or just a celebration of the human form. Step 4: Explain your process Explain how you work to your model, especially if you will need to get close to the subject when using a wider angle lens, so there are no surprises and your model is completely at ease. Step 5: Give model a robe and changing room Provide your model with a robe and a pleasant place to change. Step 6: Set up lighting Set up any lighting systems you may be using. Tip Use an even, soft light to light your subject for a pleasant, flattering look. Step 7: Bring out model Invite your model onto the set. Step 8: Review poses Review the poses you want to shoot with your model. Step 9: Set up camera Pick up your camera, and select your film, aperture, and shutter speed. Step 10: Ask model to disrobe Ask the model to disrobe. Tip Your model should be in control of the shoot at all times. Make sure you tell your model that they can stop the shoot and cover up if they feel uncomfortable. Step 11: Compose the shot Compose your shot. Step 12: Meter and focus Meter and focus on the subject. Step 13: Shoot through each pose Start shooting, working through each pose one at a time. Tip Make sure to snap as many frames as possible with slight adjustments to ensure just the right pose and angle. Step 14: Re-robe model when finished When the shoot is finished, hand the model their robe and thank them for their time. Did You Know? There are approximately 650 skeletal muscles in the human body.
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