SHUT UP & SHOOT
The Art & Craft of Rope Bondage
Whether you want to learn how to photograph styled, classic art nude portraits; how to tie elaborate rope bondage; or both - this course teaches you everything you need to get started.
Starting from zero, you will learn all the fundamental ties, techniques and tricks to create beautiful rope creations whilst exuding confidence and creating a comfortable atmosphere on set.
You then join Matt on a series of themed photoshoots with 5 different models, creating fine art nude portraits that incorporate Shibari Rope Bondage.
You will learn how to:
- Confidently tie rope on the human body
- Direct poses for maximum impact
- Create elegant, sensual, erotic and fine-art nude portraits
- Work with the available lighting conditions to craft dramatic images, adding continuous light and flash when needed.
- Edit to a theme and create a cohesive series of images.
Art + Craft
Shibari is a perfect blend of Art and Craft. Yes, to many it is also an erotic act of bondage, but as form creative expression it combines the visual and aesthetic elements of traditional visual arts, with the hands on and tactile nature of craft.
The ropes are simultaneously shaping and sculpting the body, accentuating and lifting, whilst taking on a structural and textile nature. They are restraint and outfit. Reinforcing and supporting. Sculpting and sensual.
And that's only half of it! Having created a beautiful design specific to your subjects body and curves, the job then moves to creating a scene where all the elements work together.
In this series we show how to get the best results possible with the available light, and when to add in additional light to craft the specific image you have in mind.
This comprehensive program teaches you everything you need to get started in Shibari. We discuss equipment, technique and show close ups of the entire tying process.
You see the location scouting, shot list creation, establishing consent and working with the model - plus all the photography instruction
Shibari Art with a model, and Erotic Bondage with a partner requires a completely different approach.
We have a dedicated hotel section demonstrating bondage ties that are fast and effective for private fun, as opposed to beautiful images - see below...
The program includes 12 high resolution RAW files and editing presets to work with.
You also get a complete gear guide with links to all of the equipment used in the course so you can replicate shoots yourself.
This course is intended for a mature audience, includes full nudity and is uncensored. Each shoot is different - sometimes the rope is tied above clothing or lingerie, others are topless and others are fully nude.
I shoot with 5 models in this course.
* Steph Pham is my model as I learn Shibari
* Model Kitty is shot in a Japanese themed studio
* El is shot in both a Cyber Punk room and a bondage dungeon
* Felicia is tied in an elegant traditional Ryokan
* Honey is shot in a 1970s style saloon, and
* Felicia is shot again in a hotel room, demonstrating bondage ties designed for 'couples play' activity.
This program is 100% brand new content. I shot this throughout 2023 specifically to make this course.
The course consists of over 13 hours of 4k video that you will be able to stream via the website, or download each file to your device to watch offline, once the course launches.
You also get a collection of 12 RAW files to work on, and 12 editing presets.
You can check out the full terms of sale here: https://learn.artnudeportraiture.com/pages/tc
What photographers said about Matt's previous courses
What makes Matt stand apart from others is the clear way in which he communicates the essence of the poses, the process, the equipment to use, and the art of the resulting photographs.
Max, San Francisco.
The Hotel Photoshoot was awesome! The “fly on the wall” format was very educational to see how you interacted with the model. I also appreciated how interactive you are with the model-she had some great input on the creative aspects of the shoot. This is a great course for photographers, as well as models who want to improve their posing.
This is a very well set out course. I like the rapport between you and the model as it shows how a shoot can be relaxed and professional. The different options shown with regard to focal length and aperture was also very helpful. Good job.
Saalik, Western Australia
Matt is an excellent teacher, starting the lessons from the basics and building to advanced.
Your video series was amazing and really help me understand how to respect and make the model feel comfortable. I now also feel more confident with lighting.
Johnie - New York
Matt provides unconditional access to the studio and the models whilst stepping us through his successful methods and processes to getting the best results in camera. Truly tip top and educational photographic fun!
Multicamera uncut 4k content
The 2021 Art Nude Posing guide features 2 fantastic models demonstrating over 200 pose variations in video and PDF. We show you what is flattering for each body type.