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Sensual Light

With Steven Van Veen

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In this film, photographer Steven van Veen shoots a low-light sensual erotic scene, while giving us effective tips and techniques on how to enhance elements of the naked female form for sensual light in fine art photography.

When photographing nudes in sensual light, van Veen also pays good attention to different parts of the body – the arch of a back or the curve of a breast, or windswept hair – and often in a quite romantic and stylish way. Lighting is also important, for beginners as well as professional photographers. Professional photographers use lots of expensive lights, but if you’re just experimenting you can start with one or two lights. Van Veen uses one light with a large octagon soft-box to light the background and model.

Van Veen stresses the importance to make test-shots before beginning to shoot and also to experiment with different apertures, shutter speeds, focal lengths, distances and lighting schemes in order to get good results. His resulting photos are not only sensual, but also truly aesthetic. His photos are indicative of his great passion for the human form, paired with his imaginative uses of light.

It is clear that van Veen is a master of numerous photography techniques, but he is equally highly skilled when working with his models to bring out that special moment when everything joins perfectly, working together in harmony; lighting, model and photography.

Based out of his studio in Schwanau, Germany, van Veen has worked for a multitude of clients in television, advertising, periodicals, fashion and media. He also leads his own workshops for fellow photographers as well as being a regular contributor for FotoTV.


Simplicity rules

And the simple lighting setups rule. Well done! Though I wonder if there is any lighting setup on earth in which Aneta would be looking anything but spectacular. I doubt it. I wish you good light! -- Michael


KISS is a rule for programmers an means: keep is simple, small. You got it. And the pictures are breathtaking. Show us more!


KISS is a rule for programmers an means: keep is simple, small. You got it. And the pictures are breathtaking. Show us more!

An interesting film, the type

An interesting film, the type of light I particularly like. Steven has explained very well. Particularly interesting is the idea of the spot light is from behind. Best regards René


wow what a great video the simple light Set-up ist fantastisch. Thank you steven! One Thing: it is not romanti - it is HoT! Best regard Markus


wow - anybody knows the full name of the model aneta/anette?