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Introduction to Fine Art Nude Photography

Class Description

This 2-session class is designed to introduce intermediate level photographers and enthusiasts who are interested in shooting fine art nudes to the basics of working with models, lighting techniques, use of backdrops, and the exploration of the medium and genre in the most tasteful way.
Photographers will be working with experienced fine art models.
 Photographers will be introduced to lighting the fine art nude, the use of negative space, classic compositions and techniques for working with the female in the most creativ eand tasteful ways. This will be the first in a series of classes .
This workshop takes place over a Friday evening and a full-day Saturday at the Mpls Photo Center.  A total of 12 hrs.
FRIDAY: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meet the models
Overview of the Workshop
Discussion and Demo: How to Work with Nude Models
FIRST Camera Set-up/Shoot with MODELS
SATURDAY:  9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 2 will include multiple looks and sessions with a
Series of set ups throughout the MPC space to work with the Model. We will utilize an eclectic variety of backgrounds and lighting scenarios throughout the studio and galleries.
Snacks provided mornings and evenings. Lunch provided by MPC on Saturday.

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Photographers will be introduced to lighting the fine art nude, the use of negative space, composition and framing the shot.

Class Requirements

Understanding of the Exposure Triangle: the relationship between ISO, Shutter Speeds, and Apertures with repsect to stopping motion or blurring motion, and controlling depth of field.

Recommend Beginning Digital Photography Part 1 or equivalent at MPC.

Digital Cameras are NOT required but most students will be shooting with Digital.

A tripod is recommended.

Class Schedule

Start Time
End Time
Friday, August 13th, 2021 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Indeed Studio
Saturday, August 14th, 2021 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Location-TBD

Additional Class Information

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About the Instructor

Instructor Photo

Rick Caruso: Rick Caruso is a fine art figurative photographer working in the Minneapolis Arts District. His Black and White imagery prizes the elegant over the erotic. He has been a Mpls Photo Center member since its inception.

Introduced to the nude photography of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham and Man Ray, Rick was influenced mostly by their elegant compositions and their now classic use of light.

The clarity of precise line and form found in nature was visually translated into his early environmental nudes and later adapted to studio settings..

Generally void of additional props and affectations, and elegantly floated within the frame, he captures both classical and modern dancers, gymnasts, figure models and yoga practitioners in a ballet of precise lighting and graceful shape.

Register for this Class

The cost of the "Introduction to Fine Art Nude Photography" class is: $395.00

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