Derelict Church (NSFW)

I recently joined a site called Purpleport, which aims to put photographers and models in touch with each other - professionals and amateurs like me. I saw a shoot advertised that sounded too interesting to pass up - a couple of models were organising something at a derelict church outside Chepstow. And I'm so glad I did it - I am so pleased with the photos I got from it, although a lot of credit does have to go to the models Helen and Emma. I appreciate that nudes aren't everyone's cup of tea, but there's nothing gratuitous or offensive here - just what I hope you think are some beautiful images. And yes, I have found the "cross-processed" preset in Lightroom......
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More Art Nudes

A couple of weeks ago a group of us got together for another studio day of arty nude photography, much like the one in December - this one was up in Barlow just outside Chesterfield, which meant a long day! Again, some really good results, and some quite different effects with the lights and projections - many thanks to the models, and to the other photographers who brought along much more inspiration than I did! ...
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Art Nudes

A couple of weekends ago I ventured up to London (a rare event) to take part in an art nude studio photography day. This was organised by a naturist friend and was a clothes optional event, which made for a really good environment with the models, and was probably a bit unusual for them - I think they're used to being the only naked ones. What was very noticeable was that the day wasn't just men photographing women - we had almost as many male models as female, as well as women taking photos. Several people did stints on both sides of the camera. If you've seen any of my work you'll know that I don't photograph people very much, and certainly not in a studio, so this was quite a new experience. My main learning point is to come up with more ideas of my own, rather than relying on the models (who were excellent). On the whole though, I...
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