Decent Chic – it’s all about the hair…and the lighting
I had the pleasure of shooting the insanely talented nude art model Stana.
For that my team and myself created a theme that fits and shapes Stana for once in a slightly different role.
Hollywood and the 50s was a big influence. I was inspired by all the world class actresses and the basic Hollywood lighting, hence we realized this here on a less authentic (hard) level.
I was up to blend the lighting a bit more with a glamorous, soft touch…
I gotta admit I love the results and it will be interesting to see if any of you agree with my selections… Please leave any comments at the end of this post!
Flash Lighting – Flash with Honeycomb Grid and Background Lighting with DIY Cardboard
Behind the Scenes
- Key light: Studio Flash Head with a Honeycomb Grid 10″
- Background: Studio Flash Head with Barndoors shining trough a Cardboard with DIY cut out patterns
- White Balance: 4800K
- Camera: Nikon D700
- Lens: 80-300mm, f/3.5-5.6
- Focal length: 150mm
- F-stop: 10
- Shutter: 1/80
- ISO: 160
- Model: Stana
- Photographer: Dan Hostettler
- Make up & Hair: Antonina Stefanova
Inspirational, Intuitive and Visual Photography Lighting Guide
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ESSENTIALS. Studio Lighting for Nude Photography
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- Pages: 280
- Photos: over 600
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- Behind the scenes images
- Nudity: Yes
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Dramatic Lighting with Playboy Centerfold Coxy
This lighting guide is the first comprehensive and intuitive photo lighting guide with visualized 3D setups, full gear description and lighting diagrams showing 5 different, tasteful sexy scenarios with Playmate Centerfold Coxy Dominika. Drama light does not mean to create dusky sceneries but rather working with well-chosen light areas and corresponding accents.
- Pages: 105
- Over 70 key visuals & descriptions in 3D
- 36 tasteful nude images in 5 sets
- 5 lighting plans (2D) for replicating situations in your studio
- Over 30 behind the scenes & illustrative images
- Lighting setups for 1, 2 & 3 lights
- All technical parameters used during the shoots
- Nudity: Yes
- Price: $27