Throughout history, artists around the world have been drawn to the nude. Photographers, too, have been fascinated by the subject, and many of the medium's most enduring images have depicted the unclothed human form. But the nude is among the most challenging of subjects to master. The camera's gaze is indiscriminate and unforgiving, so conveying a sense of artistry and subtlety requires careful control over the posing and, crucially, lighting of the nude. And that's where this guide can help. Lighting The Nude (Third Edition) reveals the lighting secrets of some of the top photographers working today. It showcases over 100 images of the nude, in a wide variety of styles. Each image is accompanied by detailed lighting diagrams and an explanation and analysis of what makes the shot work. Whether you're a beginner to this style of photography or a seasoned professional, you'll find plenty of inspirational lighting ideas to copy or adapt for your own work, making this an essential reference for every studio photographer's bookshelf.