After Dark Artist’s St Andrews Cross Guide brings an enormous wealth of creativity to one single piece of equipment that is extremely popular in BDSM, Kink, Fetish, Erotic photography. But being one literal ‘cross’ it soon becomes somewhat overwhelming and often Artists just photograph clients in the actual cross shape, and nothing more.
We’ve got you covered! Our St Andrews Cross Guide plays host to almost 70 pages packed full of inspiration, angles, poses with 1, 2 and 3 clients, camera settings, lighting and light options/settings, accessories. 7 separate photo sessions compiled content for this Guide … using just one cross.
Transform your creative approach to this incredible item, and learn how to easily create amazing content that your Clients will ‘have’ to have!
Stacy (verified owner) –
There are some universal truths in photography: the lens you leave at home will be the lens you need on location; lens caps, SD cards and the little cap that sits in your hotshoe will always end up at the bottom of your camera bag and adding props so they look natural and relevant to a shot, is hard.
The problem of course with this genre is that we tend to be very prop focused and there is arguably no bigger prop and potentially more challenging prop than a St. Andrew’s Cross: a dungeon accessory named after St. Andrew the Apostle, who legend says felt he was unworthy of being crucified as Jesus was and requested to be crucified upside-down on a crux decussata, an X shaped cross.
Biblical references aside, I can tell you from experience that shooting someone on a Cross isn’t easy. The challenges that come with lighting and posing and camera position are only magnified when trying to figure out how to incorporate a Cross so that it looks like something other than a prop your subject is simply standing in front of.
Thankfully I now have access to this amazing tutorial by Peter Driessel. No longer will my model appear as stiff as the arms of the cross. No longer will my lighting be harsh or flat. No longer will I shoot from the same spot on the floor at the same angle.
If this is your first tutorial from Peter, prepare to be impressed. His material is both detailed and comprehensive. He shares not just the photographic equipment that he used but he safety equipment and the accessories that will make your photos really pop. As before, Peter combines his compelling photos with his 3D CAD images to ensure that you can see behind the scenes from every angle, even overhead. Light and shadow are no longer challenges to be overcome but rather tools to be used to set the mood and tone. For those lucky enough to shoot multiple subjects you are not left out. Peter’s tutorial includes set-ups for 1, 2, and even 3 models. Peter even added in the use of colored LED’s for when you might want to take things up a notch.
It is easy enough to say that Peter did it again but that doesn’t make it any less true. If you liked or were impressed by Peter’s previous tutorials then you will not be disappointed and if this is your first, you need to get the rest.
Michael Childers (verified owner) –
Another great guide to get for your library. If you have every had an interest in shooting a St. Andrews Cross, or you have a client wanting to shoot using it now, this guide is perfect. Not only does the guide show you so many different posing possibilities using the cross, but it also walks you though setting up the shot. lighting, camera position, etc. The guide also helps get rid of those stiff looks on the cross. Highly recommend!