Glamour Nude and Figure Photography

Title Professional Secrets of Nude and Beauty Photography Maybe too revealing for many people's tastes. It is limited to black-and-white photography. It is really directed at more advanced photographers and does not go into enough depth for beginners. It uses professional models. With those limitations, it is a good book overall. Title Erotique Digitale The Art ofErotic Digital Photography Authors Roderick Macdonald Minnie Cook May be too revealing for many people's tastes. Beautiful...

Wide Angle

Earlier lessons have emphasized avoiding the use of wide-angle lenses, but there are cases in which you might want to use a wide-angle lens. Sometimes you might have to if the space is very confined, such as in a bathroom, in a car, or even in a kitchen. If you use a wide-angle lens, you have to watch for distortion. Usually, you want to bring the level of the camera down to the height of the middle of your model's body. Whatever is closest to the camera will seem larger than whatever is...

When Natural Light Is Too Bright

Sometimes when we photograph outdoors, we don't have a choice as to the day or even the time of day. We are stuck dealing with whatever natural light is available at the moment. When given a choice, generally sunrise and sunset are the most flattering times for lighting. Starting about an hour before sunset will usually provide warm, soft, and beautiful light. But what can you do when you have to photograph outdoors at noon on a summer day Here are some suggestions for you to try. Light Is Too...

Mixing Lingerie and Regular Clothes

If your collection of lingerie is a bit small, this lesson will show you one way to enlarge it without rushing out to buy more, although that can be fun too. Start using the lingerie with other outfits that your model already owns. Here we mix lingerie with coats, robes, jackets, jeans, and skirts. The possibilities are nearly limitless. White Jacket with Bra and Panty A white ski jacket goes nicely with a Bunched Up Pose Deborah adds a robe over her sheer black bra and panties. White Jacket...

Graceful Does ItS Curve Posing

Women look better with curves, and posing that accentuates curves is the most attractive. What are S curve poses If you divide the body into sections starting at the top, you have head neck, torso, hips waist, upper leg thighs, lower legs, and feet. An S curve means each section of the body points in the opposite direction of the section below it. If everything is straight, then the pose looks stiff. Putting in some curves by moving each section of the body in the opposite way makes the image...

The sensual depiction of the human female

Form has been around since cavemen first picked up a piece of charcoal to draw on the wall of a cave. The history of painting is filled with images of women, often portrayed nude or seminude. Early photographers began creating nudes as artist studies to get around the moral codes of the day. They would create packets of cards of women in various poses supposedly for artists to use. Photographic albums of nudes appeared around 1890 in France. Then, about 1900, the French postcard was born and...

Curve Posing

Tanya Renee Thrall

Similar to the previous section on S curve posing is this section on C curve posing. A C curve is when the body is shaped in a curved manner resembling the letter C. Why should you care As mentioned before, curved poses look more feminine and sensual on a woman's body. Always aim for a curvier pose whenever you can. It will show off your model's figure better and be more pleasing to the eye. The next three figures show the differences between the poses Stiff and Straight There is no curve in...

Watch the Tummy

Tanya Renee Thrall

Many women are concerned about their stomach. The current desired look, as popularized by the super-skinny models of women's fashion magazines, is for a very flat tummy. Even women with a flat tummy are often critical about how they look. This is a detail area that you must keep your eye on if you want your photographs to be popular with women. No matter how flat a woman's tummy is, a pose that bunches up in the middle will generally not be as flattering. In general, you should stretch out the...

Sexy Secretary

Feet Stockings Sexy

Secretary Costume With the jacket open, a lace bra is revealed. Secretary Costume A jacket and miniskirt with Iona lying on the desk is all it took for this image. Secretary Costume A jacket and miniskirt with Iona lying on the desk is all it took for this image. It is a fantasy of many people, both men and women, to have a secretary who is quite sexy looking and available for more than just your typical business activities. This is a very simple costume and fantasy to put together. What do you...

Reflector Fill

Reflector Fill

When the light is coming from the side or back, usually there are undesirable or unattractive shadows on the face. It may also just be too dark on the front of the model's body. To fix that, you need to add fill light. One way is to use fill flash, and that is quick and easy if you have an electronic flash. If you are using the camera's built-in flash, you may find times when it is just not powerful enough, especially outside on a bright day. In those cases, you can use a reflector instead of a...

Fun with Jeans

Tanya Renee Thrall

Jean Shorts A pair of jean shorts either rolled up or torn off gives maximum exposure. Admit it. Everyone likes jeans and has at least a pair or two, maybe more. Jeans come in all sizes, colors, and styles. Sometimes people don't realize how sexy jeans can be. Here are examples of ways to mix and match jeans with other clothes, as well as poses you can use. It makes costuming simple for a boudoir shoot. There are jean skirts, jean shorts, and jean shortshorts. Jeans can be down-and-dirty, or...

Longer Legs

Posing Shorts

Wide-Angle Lens Here the photographer has used a wide-angle lens and is standing close to the model. This makes Amelias legs appear much shorter than they actually are. Telephoto Lens Here the photographer has used a telephoto position on his lens and is standing farther from the model. This makes Amelia's legs look longer. Longer legs are another desire for many women and something that photographers need to learn to deal with. There are a number of ways to improve the length of any woman's...

Tanya Renee Thrall

Tanya Thrall

Boudoir photography is the art of creating beautiful, sensual, and sexy images of regular women. You don't have to be an 18-year-old, pencil-thin supermodel to look fabulous in photographs. As the introductory motto says, Every Woman Is Beautiful. It doesn't matter how young or old you are as long as you are of minimum legal age, of course , how tall or how thin, the purpose of boudoir photography is to make YOU look great. You don't have to lose ten pounds or have plastic surgery either. This...