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Photographing the Artistic Nude



Learn to photograph the art of the female form through light, shadow, and pose

Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10am to 4pm

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Photographing the Artistic Nude
April 23, 2017 from 10am to 4pm

Course Description:
The human body has been a subject for artists since the beginning of time and with good reason. It has the power to inspire, provoke, inflame and arouse the passions of viewers and artists alike. In this workshop we will spend time lighting and photographing the human form as well as discussing the particular challenges of this genre.

The class will begin with a discussion of nudity in art and what differentiates art nude photos from naked pictures. We will discuss the collaborative relationship between photographer and model in a round table format.

The studio portion of the class will last approximately four hours and will cover various lighting setups and artistic considerations for the nude. One aspect unique to this photo session is that models will be asked to hold a given pose for several minutes. This will allow the photographer to explore different angles and compositions in order to find an image that is new and uncommon.

Join us to learn how photographing the artistic nude can help develop your creative vision.

Class Size:
This class will have a maximum of 6 photographers per model with an anticipated class size of just 12 students. PLEASE sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Refund Policy:
Because of the unique nature of this event, and the schedule and time of the talent involved, we are not able to offer refunds on this program.  In the unlikely event that you can’t attend the program, we encourage you to sell your seat to another.  Please contact us if you need further information!

Membership Discount:
SOPHA Members receive their standard 20% discount on this and all SOPHA classes.  Non-Members are welcome and encouraged to join us too!


About the Instructor:


Bud ThorpeBud Thorpe is the owner of SOPHA, The Studio of Photographic Arts, the northeast’s largest photographic rental studio and photographic community in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bud is a full-time photo educator and portraitist whose personal work features the artistic form.  Previous gallery shows include “Arid Abandon” (2013), “Sculpted Aesthetic” (2014), and “Broken Souls” (2014).






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