Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 20 - Photo composition break-down

In this post I would like to explore a photo shot using a principal I like calling "Stacked lines."

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 19 - Emails from a viewer

In post we will be going over some comments and concerns from a viewer in Australia. It may even lead to some online critiques of his work.

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JWPurdy.com





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 18 - Model shoot with a soft box

In this episode I will be working with model Shannon Purdy as part of our My Nude Year project. We will be utilizing a softbox for this shoot and a one light setup with a simple pose on a wooden chair.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 17 - Editing with chocolate

In this episode which is part two of the shoot with chocolate series I will show you the selection as well as editing process for the My Nude Year project.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 16 - Chocolate and ice cream

 In this I will bring you along for a shoot with Shannon Purdy as part of our My Nude Year project.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the blog,
JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 15 - Curve ball at the print compe...

In this episode we will discuss this month print competition and how I overcame some obstacles due to a mistake I made in ordering my prints.

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JWPurdy.com



The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 14 - Pre print competition July

In this episode I would like to go over the photos I will be submitting for this months print competition with the Houston Photographic Society. I am submitting a color as well as a black and white photo. I have decided to change my entry due to the announced judge for this event. Jerry has seen the other images before and I wanted to put fresh work up for him to view.

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The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 13 - Just do it!

In this episode I want to encourage you to stop letting things hold you back and just get out and give figure study a shot. Find a friend or use yourself and do it.

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JWPurdy.com



The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 12 - Lighting two figures in one p...

Today I would like to discuss how I used a two light setup to light two different subjects in the same photo. I wanted the lighting to appear nearly identical on both figures. The lighting was simple and the results turned out very nicely.

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JWPurdy.com



The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 11 - Pre-competition review

In this episode I thought it would be fun to go over the two photos I’m entering in this month’s print competition with the Houston Photographic Society. We can look at a few key points from my point of view and then contrast that with the judge’s critique of the photos. The print competition this month will be on July 28, 2015.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 10 Model shoot, well blooper shoot

My original plan for this episode was to show you the aspects of a shoot as my muse and I worked on our long-term project “My Nude Year”. What actually occurred was a type of blooper real. I filled a washtub for the model to sit in and I was going to shoot her from above. I climbed the ladder to get my framing as we set up to shoot but did not push the record button on my video camera knowing we would have to adjust the water level in the tub. I assumed Shannon, the model, would ease herself into the tub but instead she just dove in. We had water everywhere and laughed ourselves almost to the point of crying.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 9 HPS print competition

In this episode I would like discuss the result of the June print competition I attended with the Houston Photographic Society. The event was judged by 20+ year career photographer Huge Hargrave.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 8 - Photo composition breakdown

In today's episode I would like to go over photo 166 from the "My Nude Year" project. Based on a suggestion from one of you I have included a sketch of the setup with this episode.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy - Episode 7 Location Location Location

In this episode I would like to talk briefly about shooting outdoors with you model. Shooting outdoors can be fun and interesting but you need to take some precautions first.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 6 - HPS May print competition

In this episode we will look at the results of my first print competition with HPS. The judge was Jim Caldwell a famous local commercial photographer.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude episode 5 by JW Purdy - Hiring and working with Figure M...

In this episode we will be talking about hiring and working with a figure model. Figure models are professionals and you need to treat them accordingly no matter how much experience you have.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude by JW Purdy episode 4 - photo projects

 In this post I would like to talk to you about photo projects. Photo projects can be great teaching tools. Learning by doing is one of best teachers you will find.

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JWPurdy.com


The Art of Nude episode 3 by JW Purdy - Creative use of negative space.

 In today's post we will be talking about using negative space creatively in fine art nude photos.

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JWPurdy.com



The Art of Nude episode 2 by JW Purdy - Photo composition breakdown

This is the second episode of The Art of Nude. In this episode we will be looking at one of my recent photos of Shannon Purdy from our new My Nude Year project. This is the photo from day 7 and has become very popular during this project. Your comments and questions are greatly appreciated. 

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JWPurdy.com