One to One Art Nude Photography Workshop in London – with Melissa

Last week our tutor Ion Paciu run a one to one nude photography workshop in Central London featuring Melissa as model.  Melissa was fabulous, Ion and his student used a variety of new lighting setups to create appealing art nude images.

The light used was natural light, studio lights (500w monoblocks) and, this time, a very special light source: a projector, yes, he used a projector to illuminate the model. We will list here some of the lighting and settings used in the making.

First image was shot with the model seating on a chair.

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO – aperture f8.

Lighting: 2 large softboxes, one on the left side at a low angle, second on the right side parallel with the model, simple lighting to create fine shaping lines and shadows and to miss the chair, model appears that is floating.

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Model seating on an invisible chair.

Second image: the model lying on the floor – bodyscape.

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO – aperture f11.

Lighting: 2 narrow softboxes, one on the left side, second on the right side, both parallel with the model.

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Model laying on the floor – bodyscape.

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Model laying on the floor, same image but taken from a different angle.

Model seating on the floor. 

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO- aperture f8.

Lighting: 1 large softbox placed on the right side, the second light (a basic reflector) was placed right behind the model – the reflector was intended to add the bright rim light on the arms.

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Model seating on the floor. 

Model standing wearing long boots. 

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO – aperture f5.6.

Lighting: 2 narrow softboxes, one on the left side, second on the right side, both parallel with the model.

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Model standing.

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Model standing and wearing long boots.

Model standing – body landscape, minimalist lighting. 

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO – aperture f11.

Lighting: 1 softbox placed on the left side behind the model, this is one very simple lighting style designed to highlight only the fine edges of the body only.

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Bodyscape.

Model standing – minimalist lighting.

Settings: camera in Aperture priority mode (A) – shutter speed 1/60th, 1200 ISO – aperture f2.8 – EV -1.

Lighting: modelling lamp from 2 softboxes – left and right – the modelling lamps can be powerful but ISO must be increased considerably in order to achieve the desired exposure.

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Modelling lamps from softboxes on both sides at high ISO.

Model seating on an a chair.

Settings: camera in Manual exposure mode (M) – shutter speed 1/160th – 100 ISO – aperture f16

Lighting: 2 softboxes, one on the left side at a low angle, second on the right side parallel with the model.

 

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Model seating on an a chair lit with minimalist lighting.

Model lying on the floor – extreme soft light 

Settings: camera in Aperture priority mode (A) – 1200 ISO – aperture f2.8 – EV -2

Lighting: modelling lamp from 1 softboxe – on top of the model

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Model lying on the floor lit with one soft box modelling lamp.

And finally, the greatest studio lighting test, images taken using the light from a projector.

Model standing – extreme hard light + very soft light 

Settings: camera in Aperture priority mode (A) – 1200 ISO – aperture f2.8 – EV -2

Lighting: one projector lamp in full zoom on the left side, one modelling lamp from right side, background: light from the window.

 

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Model lit with projector lamp and softbox modelling lamp.

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Model lit with projector lamp and softbox modelling lamp.

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Model lit with projector lamp, background lit with softbox modelling lamp.

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