Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March 23, 2015 all nude content will be removed from Blogger

Hello and good day everyone,

Please don't forget that on March 23, 2015 Blogger will no longer allow any nude content on there site. My blog is moving to If you subscribe via RSS please update your feed to this new location. I will be taking my content down before that so I don't have my blog blocked by Blogger. You never know I may still want to use it for something one day.

Thank you for your kind support,
JW Purdy

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hello everyone please take a look at this.

I really appreciate you taking the time to read this post. I would really like everyones help with my current project. Please take a look and see if it interests you.

Thank you,
JW Purdy

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I received this in my inbox today. I'm not sure why I fit into this category but okay I guess.

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Black face with coal dust

This is another shot of Shannon Purdy on a coal tailing in Madrid, New Mexico. This photo is taken from the opposite angle to the one we have already discussed.

Principals of composition: The first thing you may notice right away is the difference in contrast between Shannon and the very black coal she is climbing on. Also note that the clouds in the background also support this contrast and give softness to the image by difference in texture. I placed the trees near the bottom left of the frame to give a sense of depth and scale. Shannon has been placed on the right third line in this photo we her figure being located on the Golden Section. Anytime you can frame your composition using the Golden Sections it will surely strengthen your image and give you something to work with. In the next overlay you will see as before the strong use of diagonals in this composition.

Notes on this image: Shannon showed how much of a trooper she really is during this photo. The wind was constantly blowing small as well as very large pieces of coal straight into her face. She never said a thing and just let me shoot as if it were a calm day. After a few shots I went up to get some close in shots and noticed her face was black with little pieces of coal and asked her if she was okay. Right as the question left my mouth a huge gust blew and I was covered in black dust. I told her we were getting out of the mining business and helped her down the hill to a more shelter area to work in.

When first learning shoot, use the basic rules of composition until you get a feel for your own personal style. Once you have shot several different locations or models a style will become more evident to you. Everyone has their own style and knowing yours is important to your future growth. Models will also get to learn your shooting style and will seek you out to work with based on your portfolio. I would suggest finding someone you really like and try shooting the same style of image they have shot. Even when you are trying to shoot a very similar photo to one of your favorite photographers you will be able to pick up on slight differences in your own work. After a little time you will easily recognize a certain look to your photos.

Next week we will be discussing the final photo of this segment. Please come back for that post, as I will be making everyone a special offer. Also please sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date on our long-term project we have going called, “My Nude Year.” You can sign up by going to (  

Please don't forget my blog is moving to and thank you for reading,

JW Purdy

Friday, February 20, 2015

Take a look

A real quick note everyone, take a look at our photo submission to a new contest.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Todays post

Good day everyone. I am very happy to tell you my new site is now up and live online. To see this weeks post please click this link

I hope you all will like the new site and follow me there.

Thanks and have a great week,
JW Purdy
Fine Art Nude/Figure study photographer

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New site

Good night everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that after many months of not having an official site I'm back up live as of today. Please keep up with me on my new blog by going here Thank you for your support.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Balancing Shannon on the mountain

This is another photo from Shannon’s first shoot in the mountains of New Mexico.

Principals of composition
In this photo we see another example of the Golden mean. You will notice with the lines I have overlaid on the photo that Shannon’s bottom is in the first section of the lower frame ending just at her lower back. The next section contains the majority of Shannon’s mid/lower back and is sectioned off by her right arm and left shoulder. The final portion of the image contains Shannon’s upper back and head.

Notes on this image
Elements you want to appear larger in your photograph should be placed closer to your camera lens. In this example I wanted to show off Shannon’s beautiful backside and therefore it has been placed nearest to the camera lens. This photo was somewhat of a miss due to the low amount of lighting on my subject. The difference in texture is very nice as well as the contrast in shape but the overall lighting makes for a less powerful image.    

We are getting close to the end of the month and I’m working on a couple of different new tasks. I will be sending out my newsletter at the end of the month and encourage you to sign up.

Next week we will be discussing a photo in which Shannon bravely started to scale the coal tailings in the driving wind. I will be discussing the diagonal method as well as contrast in texture and color.

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter please take the time to give me a little info about you. You can find my sign up by going here Spring is almost here and my first giveaway is drawing closer as the days pass.    

Thank you and see you next time,

JW Purdy

Friday, February 6, 2015

"My Nude Year" project

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the late submission but I have been sick all week. I sat down to write a few days ago but just could not concentrate. I will post another principals of composition breakdown next week. I really hope you are enjoying these posts in which I detail the element of composition I try to present in my photos. If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback please let me know.

I would like to give everyone an update on my long-term project that is currently underway. On January 1st of this year Shannon Purdy and I started a new project that we have decided to call “My Nude Year.” In this new joint venture we will take a nude photo everyday for an entire year. We have already had so much fun with this and I really love the challenge of it. It has not always been easy even though we are only 35 days in. This week of being sick made it really difficult but we just pushed on. We will be posting some of the photos from our daily shoots but not all the work will be up until early 2016. We are planning on releasing a book at the end of the 365 days.

Please sign up to my newsletter to keep up to date on “My Nude Year.” Typically this newsletter only goes out on the last day of the month and gives everyone a little wrap up of what we’ve been up to plus usually a unpublished photo or two. You can sign up by following this link

I am posting a few photos we have taken so far. There’s are more up to see and I will continue to post a few from time to time. I hope you all have a great weekend.

JW Purdy