Warning!! This site
may…WILL contain nudes!
A selection of prints are available to purchase on Artfinder
I have now finished the requirements of the EFIAP Diamond 3 level, check out the latest blog!
My EFIAP/d1 distinction is now official and I’m back on the FIAP trail heading for Diamond 3 level. 100 awards needed for the third level, ideally before December and as it’s now mid March it’s a bit of a tall order!
Some feedback from Livingston CC on 30th Sept after the Nude without Rude Lecture:-
Thanks folks it was a lovely to meet everyone
I have lectures this season 2019/20, they are :-
5th Dec North Berwick Camera Club – Adventures in Art Nude
30th Sept Livingston Camera Club – Nude without Rude
14th Oct Kirkintilloch Camera Club – Introduction to Art Nude
I have a new lecture out on the camera club circuit called An Introduction to Art Nude
It’s a powerpoint presentation with optional prints
My other 2 lectures were of a different type, Nude without Rude is an intense lecture on how to shoot nudes, Adventures in Art Nude is a light hearted and comical look at my journey and behind the scenes craziness. An Introduction to Art Nude is for those who may not wish to take up Art Nude but would like to understand the genre anyway. It talks about gender issues, what makes a good art nude image and why, studio and location differences, composition and editing, judging an art nude and publishing on MSM.
I have to admit to having fun with the title:-
Uncovering Art Nude
The ins and outs of Art Nude
and others I wont mention.
I have added a tutorial video on how to edit an Art Nude, its on the AV page here
Happy New Year to everyone!
In 2019 I will continue being me but with more controversy and mayhem.
I will also be continuing to support Young Epilepsy as I did in 2018.
I have compiled a new lecture called ‘Adventures in Art Nude’, this features tales and stories of adventures when out shooting, Including studio and locations shoots with all models I’ve ever worked with. This is now ready for the camera club circuit and I am now taking bookings. It is a light hearted and fun personal history of the strange and crazy things that go in the art nude world. Each short story is accompanied by 4/5 images and questions are encouraged throughout the talk.
sample topics include:-
Frogs and Condoms
Coldest Shoot Ever
The Cruel Photographer
The Cow Shed
The Car Key incident
Squirrels are a Headache
I have added a new section which will host AudioVisuals of various shoots, you can find them under the AV section. Using youtube to link them I can use popular music without breaking any copyright rules…happy days. The AVs are best viewed in full screen but a fast broadband is needed for this
Side note: The songs selected for each AV are chosen in relation to the model, the shoot theme or the storyline, eg. Fire is a word play on Ivory Flame’s name, Love will tear us Apart is a favourite song of Helen Stephens, Helen Diaz loves Kate Bush, Without or Without You is chosen to match the storyline in The Change, etc etc. The songs have no bearing on me personally other than they have to be songs I actually like.
A new storybook called The Change is online now with an image and music only AV version, check the Storybook tab. Please read the story first before the AV or it wont make sense.
From 2017 all proceeds from my lecture, Nude without Rude and Adventures in Art Nude will go to the charity ‘Young Epilepsy’
Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively for the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions.
They exist to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfill their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life.
One of the best references I’ve ever had. About a recent shoot with Cheryl Elizabeth on our tour/shoot of the Highlands south of Inverness. The link contains nudes and is not safe for work.
I will be hosting regular Studio Art Nude workshops from Sept 2015 onwards, please contact me for further details.
My lecture called Nude without Rude is now taking bookings in the camera club circuit, a short summery is as follows:-
Nude Without Rude
This lecture explores the ins and outs of nude photography, ie … what is nude photography? and how to get started. It examines the main genres and its sub cultures, the difference between studio and location work.
It demonstrates the difference in themes using digital and print methods, it follows through with how to book a model, what to expect and achieve. It covers subjects like cost and the different types of payments, also how to act during an actual shoot.
It lists the Do’s and Do Not’s of working with models, what to expect when working in the studio and what to expect when working on location, camera settings and how to deal with weather. The lecture also deals with composition and editing, and finally how to build a portfolio.
If you would like to book a lecture please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org