The Human Form Class Notes

This past weekend I taught a class for Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ on the Human Form. This four hour workshop included a little over an hour of lecture, 45 minutes of demonstration, and 2 full hours of time to shoot with two fantastic models. We had two lighting setups, and students had plenty of time to experiment with lighting and poses.

Below are two images I captured during the demonstration part of the workshop. I've included the notes from the class for you to review. Enjoy!

The Human Form, Fine Art Nude, by Lindsay Adler
The Human Form, Fine Art Nude, by Lindsay Adler
The Human Form, Fine Art Nude, by Lindsay Adler
The Human Form, Fine Art Nude, by Lindsay Adler

The Human Form Notes on Nude Photography

Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman
Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman

In this image the main light was the beauty dish, and the final image had beautiful rembrandt lighting on the face, stunning curves, and an overall dramatic result.

Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman
Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman
Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman
Behind the Scenes, The Human Form Workshop, Unique Photo, Image by Bob Trautman

In this behind the scenes image, we are capturing the semi-silhoutted white blow-out background shot. Joel (assistant near the model) is there to brace the model in case she fall after doing difficult dance poses. The students look on and snap a few shots before getting two hours of shooting time with the models.

  • Alexandria Danielle

    Hello,
    I accidently stumbled upon your work while looking up some photoshop tutorials and was amazed at your photography. I am an amateur photographer and editor as well as a part time model. I was wondering if you use the same models faithfully or are ever searching for new ones. If you are, I would be honored to model for any type of shoot you desired as I am looking to expand my cliental.
    Thank you, and please, keep shooting 🙂
    -Alexandria

  • love low key B&W on a naked body, it just looks so beautiful.