Perhaps no photographic subject presents as much challenge nor offers as much possibility as the human body. The third title in the popular Camera Craft series provides solid professional advice for successfully shooting the male and female nude. Photographers of every level will appreciate the instructive text and more than 250 color images and diagrams, which reveal both the art and technique of photographing nudes. Technical aspects covered include matching camera format to a subject, selecting lenses and filters, adjusting exposure and using contrast for maximum effect. Specific instructions on defining composition, understanding the critical interplay of light and shadow, and exploiting color demonstrate how to bring one's artistic vision to life. Also featured are alternative tools and techniques such as pinhole cameras, unusual films, and processing tips for spectacular special effects. A photographer's glossary and the secrets of erotic photography round out this superb volume.