Essentials: Studio Lighting for Sexy Women Photographers

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Author: Dan Hostettler



Almost every single page has a touch of nudity. After all, it is a nude photographers guide to understanding light. Needless to say, if nudity sounds a bit too much, then you probably should reconsider being a nude photographer.

This guide will make you blush. It’s the naughtiest guide to light I’ve ever read. Still, with it, you’ll learn more about glamour photography lighting than you ever had previously. From the theory of color to how light falls, to the grip stands and light modifiers, you’re going to grasp a precise understanding of light.

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It’s intense. It’s almost scientific. And it’s meant to be that way. Absolutely everything Dan Hostettler knows is discussed. And if you’re going to start anywhere, you should start with Hostettler. We always learn something new about nude photography from him, and we love this one.

With Essentials, you’ll learn Hostettler’s complete system for lighting nudes. 280 pages to knowing it completely. So if you want a guide that skips over necessary steps, this isn’t for you. With this one, you’ll learn how light works front-to-back, up-and-down. While having a little fun doing it.

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You’re going get to a 280-page ebook about studio lighting written by a nude photographer fo nude photographers. Although primarily about nude photography, this guide also discusses general principles about light. Since light is light, even for nude photographers, you’ll learn the elements to lighting correctly, no matter your genre.

The guide divides its focus into five areas: Understanding the Basics of Light, Getting the Basics Right, Studio Lighting Equipment, Lighting Showcase, and Challenge Yourself.

In Understanding the Basics of Light, you’ll learn how light functions, how shadows create mood, and understand essential theories every photographer knows by heart. This is where you’ll learn about lighting ratios, the inverse-square law, catchlights, and how to create hard and soft light.

In Getting the Basics Right, you’ll about color, RAW vs. JPEG, flash speed sync, and metering. If you still struggle with exposing, after reading this, you’ll know the technical elements to making sure your photographs look as sexy as you originally imagined them.

In Studio Lighting Equipment, you’ll get a breakdown of every piece of equipment that can be used in a studio environment. You’ll learn the pros and cons to each piece and know the secrets to using them. If you don’t know what a softbox’s sweet spot is, then you learn all about it here.

In Lighting Showcase, you’ll learn 15 professional glamour photography lighting setups used for nude photography. These setups are broken down to the precise angles of light and required equipment you’ll need. You’ll also learn about glamour photography lighting, beauty lighting, and fashion lighting. Plus, you’ll also learn simple setups that don’t require expensive investments.

In Challenge Yourself, you’ll learn how to build your first lighting setups. You’ll learn the technical and creative steps it takes to complete your first successful nude shoot. To get you started, you’ll also learn three fundamental setups almost every nude photographer has used at some point. You won’t get lost.

To summarize:

  • 280 pages to learning the sexiest light for nude photographers
  • 15 lighting setups broken down so you can use them immediately
  • Bonus: 14 light-setting files included with a trial membership to set.a.light 3D
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About the Author :

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Dan has been a professional sexy women photographer for more than 15 years.
He is Swiss born and currently living and working in Prague (Czech Republic). Dan founded his flagship business, StudioPrague, which includes a dedicated production company that has received international recognition and offers private, high-end workshops. Dan has had the pleasure of photographing some of the world’s most beautiful female nude models and he always strives to capture that “bold sexy moment”, both in the studio and on location.

StudioPrague continues in 2013 with its latest innovation, BLOG+, an online learning environment dedicated to help train and mentor other photography enthusiasts in Sexy Women Photography.

Aside from his own creations, Dan is an internationally published photographer and his work has been featured – among others – in GQ Online, The India Times, FashionONE TV, GoodLight Magazine, MUZE Magazine, FOTOdigital, FotoTV Germany.

Dan’s passion for traveling, cinema and visual adventures translates into a high degree of skill and creativity. Inspired by the world’s top magazines and brands like Playboy, Maxim, FHM, Vogue and Victoria’s Secret amongst others, Dan continues his pursuit of being the best in his field as a nude photographer

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5 reviews for Essentials: Studio Lighting for Sexy Women Photographers

  1. Steve Siu

    good information

  2. dervish images

    I found this guide very usefull, packed with helpfull advice and posing diagrams, well worth a read

  3. Mike

    Just awesome!! Great images and the best thing is your knowledge of this subject you make it simple.

  4. Joel Gringorten

    I’m always skeptical of lighting guides, usually poorly written by so called experts and usually find I know as much as they do. However, I made an exception on this one thinking if nothing else, I’ll admire the pictures which looked promising and maybe pick up a nugget of useful information or two. Imagine my surprise in find an extremely well written and superbly complete guide to glamour photography. Since I’m already fairly experienced, probably only a third of the book presents anything new to me. However at almost 300 pages, that means a solid 100 pages contains useful material I can use right away. That makes this a ridiculously good value at this price. If you’re on the fence on this book, just press the Buy button. You won’t regret it.

    • Megha Kendre

      Joel, You are awesome. This guide has certainly been our best-seller. Dan’s a super teacher 🙂

  5. Jim Buckley

    Dan covers an awful lot of stuff in this ebook, not just the theory, but also covers equipment, colour balance as well as lighting setups. The information contained in this comprehensive book is not just applicable to nude photography but can be applied to all forms of glamour portraiture. A “must have” addition to every model photographers library.

    • Megha Kendre

      Hi Jim, Glad to know you feel the same about Dan! We all are in awe of his teachings too 🙂

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