Nude and Glamour Photography Workshops


Danny offers Nude Glamour Photography classes in groups and private lessons in both studio and outdoor settings. Over the years Danny has had his nude and glamour photography published in some of the world’s most prestigious magazines raging from Playboy to Sports Illustrated. Danny really enjoys teaching and his nude glamour photography workshops are generally sold out way in advance.

Our nude glamour photography workshop will give you a personal insight into how to approach this genre. Not only will you have in depth instruction, but you will also have the opportunity to photography stunning professional glamour models, and you will walk away with great images to showcase your talent as a photographer.


We start off the morning bright and early at our studio with coffee and a brief introduction. While the models are getting their hair and makeup done by our team of makeup artist and hairstylists, we start our class discussing our approach to glamour and nude photography, the lighting setup and model direction. We also discuss your equipment and how we will be integrating your specific camera into our lighting setup (synch cords, slaves etc.)

We then break into groups to photograph models. We will have stunningly beautiful models who will be posing in a range of outfits, from glamour to topless to nude. For our larger workshop groups, we will set-up two model stages to allow 2 groups to shoot at the same time. You will get to work one-on-one with all our stunning models, directing them into poses you like, and getting the photos you want. This will NOT be a free-for-all with everyone trying to direct the models all at once.

At midday we break for lunch. After lunch you will be back in front of the models, shooting on different sets, changing their wardrobes. You will each be able to personally direct and photograph your models in a variety of outfits, from sexy lingerie to nude boudoir scenes.

At the end of the day we finish up with a review of your images on the big screen, and we will select a few images for a quick demonstration of our professional Photoshop editing tricks-of-the-trade to get the most out of your images.

Our large glamour and nude photography workshop is limited to 20 photographers. Our smaller nude and glamour photography workshop is limited to 10 photographers. For those interested in a more personal approach we offer private one-on-one glamour nude photography classes with one or more models.

  • Our large glamour and nude photography workshop is limited to 20 photographers.
  • Our smaller nude and glamour photography workshop is limited to 10 photographers.
Course Outline - Nude and Glamour Photography Workshop

In terms of the class detail, this is a brief outline of what we will cover.

  • Everything you need to know when working with models
  • How and where to find models
  • Casting Calls and Model Searches
  • Professional conduct in working with models
  • How to pose your models – flattering their assets and hiding their flaws
  • Wardrobe choices – styling, background keying, covering up
  • Hair & Makeup
  • Model Fees
  • Scope of Shoots
  • Managing Model Expectations
  • Model Releases – legal requirements, Proof of Age etc.
Equipment choices
  • Choosing the ideal equipment to get the most out of your shoot
  • Camera selection
  • Lens selection for each application
  • Exposure mode: Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority
  • Law of Reciprocity, Depth of Field
  • Previewing images on monitors – tethered and wireless
  • Studio lighting setup and control
  • How to create flattering light for the nude and glamour model
  • Ambient light and reflectors
  • Flash / Strobe light and modifiers
  • Modeling lights
  • Continuous light – HMI, Tungsten, Daylight Fluorescent
  • Metering light – incident vs. reflected
  • Key Light, Fill Light, Hair Light, Rim Light and ratios between all
  • Background Light, effects
  • Soft-boxes, Umbrellas and light modifiers
  • Reflectors and Flags
  • All the other important stuff you need to know, but were too afraid to ask
  • Permits – beaches, parks, public places
  • General legal issues and requirements
  • Image watermarks, copyrights and protection
  • Property Releases
  • Image storage and archiving
  • Insurance
  • Title 18 Requirements

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