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Lighting the Nude (Third Edition): Top Photography Professionals Share Their Secrets [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Steve Luck
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1 Aug 2010

Throughout history, artists around the world have been drawn to the nude. Photographers, too, have been fascinated by the subject, and many of the medium’s most enduring images have depicted the unclothed human form. But the nude is among the most challenging of subjects to master. The camera’s gaze is indiscriminate and unforgiving, so conveying a sense of artistry and subtlety requires careful control over the posing and, crucially, lighting of the nude.
And that’s where this guide can help. Lighting The Nude (Third Edition) reveals the lighting secrets of some of the top photographers working today. It showcases over 100 images of the nude, in a wide variety of styles. Each image is accompanied by detailed lighting diagrams and an explanation and analysis of what makes the shot work. Whether you’re a beginner to this style of photography or a seasoned professional, you’ll find plenty of inspirational lighting ideas to copy or adapt for your own work, making this an essential reference for every studio photographer’s bookshelf.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 2888931230
  • ISBN-13: 978-2888931232
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 534,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Luck is a writer and photographer who lives in West Dorset in the southwest of England. A former editorial director of Ilex Press in the United Kingdom, Steve turned to writing in 2008 and to date has written over 12 books on digital photography and post-production (Digital Photography - Foundation Course; The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Digital Photography; The Complete Practical Guide to Digital Photography; Photoshop Elements­ - Drop Dead Photography Techniques; Go Digital; the Camera Bag Companion series, and co-authored two of Michael Freeman's Photo School series Digital Editing and Black and White). Steve has also contributed to numerous other titles on the subject of digital photography and post-production techniques, and is a contributor to Digital Photography Enthusiast Magazine. Steve's photographs can be seen at www.steveluckphotography.co.uk

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About the Author

Steve Luck is an author and editor with an interest in photography spanning over 20 years. In his role as an editorial director on leading specialty photography books, he has written and edited several books on digital photography and digital imaging, and has had photographs published in numerous books and magazines. He lives in Dorset, UK.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So You Want To Take Stunning Nude Photos..? 8 Jan 2011
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Ah.. don't we all.. well, I do..! I bought this book, having discovered that John Tisbury had contributed pictures to this latest edition. I hoped that it would teach some of the 'secrets' to taking great nude photo's.

The book is arranged with each picture on the right hand page and explanatory text & lighting diagram on the left hand page. Some pictures get a 2 page spread.

I found it very informative. What appeared to be very clever lighting, was actually very simple - perhaps that's what was clever about it..! Whether all the 'magic' to each picture is really written down in the book, who can say - I fear not. But it's a darn good start IMHO. I just hope I can apply a small part of it.

I liked it and would recommend it to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The importance of lighting a nude correctly. 24 Jun 2012
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Lighting the nude reveals top photographer's lighting secrets and showcases over 100 images with full illustrations.
This is an essential for any photographer wishing to enter into this area of photography.
each image is accompanied by a lighting diagram and an in depth explanation of what makes the image work.
The title delivers to its full potential: Top Photography professionals share their secrets.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lighting the nude 5 Sep 2013
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Although i am an experienced photographer i found it useful .
Gained a few new ideas in this updated edition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy for studio photography 12 Aug 2014
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Superbly presented and informative if you are interested in studio photography.
Something odd going on with the pricing on Amazon sellers so be careful.
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