The Secrets

of a Successful Session

Fine art nude photography is an experience. Not only for its aesthetic result, but also for what it can represent.

Some see it as an opportunity to be the protagonist of a unique work of art, while others also associate it with an even deeper meaning, like a symbolic act which proves our value in a particular stage in our life.

In any case, expectations typically go beyond photography.

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The first step

Choose your style

The first step to make it a success is to select the photographic style which resonate with you. Ideally, you should already have an idea of what appeals to you, but if not, it is well worth researching the Internet or in magazines. This will help you better understand the broad spectrum of the possibilities available to you.

Step 2

Find your photographer

Once you know the style you want for your photos, you'll know which photographers to contact. Get in touch with them, meet them in person or on the phone and take the time to get to know each other.

The relationship should be easy and natural. it's important to feel comfortable and confident with the person you choose. Preference should be given to an assertive photographer who is pleasant and professional. Choosing a photographer with a shy or unobtrusive personality can compromise your session, because he/she will find it difficult to manage his stress and especially yours.

During the conversation, you need to assess whether the photographer genuinely understands you and what you would like to achieve and reassure you around any fears you may have. If he/she cares about these aspects during the conversation, you will have good reason to think that he/she will behave the same way during the session.

Together, you will also have to clarify what the objectives of these photos are, what they should symbolize, what emotions they should trigger, etc. If you are looking for unforgettable and timeless photographs, keep in mind that what distinguishes a beautiful photo from an exceptional photo is not only its aesthetics, but also the message it conveys and the emotion it releases. So make sure your photographer shows interest in knowing your goals and will seek to clarify them with you. If he/she doesn't pay attention to these points, you may end up with worthless photos of yourself, nothing more. On the other hand, if you end the conversation with a smile and happy to have met a person who understood what you truly want, you may have found the artist who will make you a work of art.

Nude photography is a performance that needs a close collaboration based on trust, respect and communication. Everything else is secondary. Now that you’re sure you’ve met the photographer – or better yet the artist – you need, you can relax ahead of the session. Your photographer is an expert, knows the techniques and the poses that will best match you and the symbolism that you want to capture. He/she will be able to direct you easily, listen to you, make you feel comfortable and pretty and make this session an unforgettable memory.

In summary, to ensure a successful session, choose your photographer wisely.

Some other aspects are also important,  like the duration of the photo shoot. If it's short, like 60 or 90 minutes, you have a good hint that your photos will be far from perfect. Same for the number of photos you are offered: the more the worse.

However, nothing is more important than the quality of the collaboration between you and your photographer. In my opinion, this is a general rule for all kinds of photography which involve people. If the collaboration is good, the rest will flow. No need to worry about anything. Both of you will be up to the task, the experience will be unforgettable and your photographs will be incredible. That's all that matters.

What comes next?

If this beautiful art attracts you, you may probably want to learn more.

Book a free phone consultation with me to learn everything you need to know and to see if this is for you, with no obligation whatsoever. This is your best opportunity to have all the information you want directly from an expert and to avoid the biggest common mistakes people do when they book a photographer.

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About me



I am Marco Barbera, fine art nude photographer. My works have been awarded in many international photography contests (check here).

I carry out tailor-made photo sessions in the main cities of Europe. I dedicate my passion to those who are looking for a unique experience and who want their beauty to be sublimated in exceptional photographs.

If you would like to know more about me, feel free to visit my portfolio or you can also send me an e-mail if you need additional info.