There was a time when boudoir photography was seen as sleazy, tacky and frowned upon however this is no longer the case. Fortunately times and attitudes have changed and boudoir photography is widely accepted. Social media is full of people taking selfies in their underwear, lingerie, nightwear and smalls so there is definitely a market for boudoir photography, and now is the time to jump on the band wagon and take advantage of this.
If you want some ideas on how to make the most out of the popularity in boudoir photography take a look at “Capitalise on boudoir photography”, an article dedicated to the cause.
Boudoir photography isn’t for everyone and you need to be the right sort of person to do it successfully. If you are the sort of person who gets embarrassed and clams up when strangers are wearing next to nothing boudoir photography isn’t for you. If you are the sort of person who struggles communicating with others and making them feel at ease then boudoir photography isn’t for you. If, however, nothing phases you and you want to branch out and make some money with your photography boudoir photography may be right up your street. Before you embark in the world of boudoir photography you need to do some research and “So you want to be a boudoir photographer” may be an article you want to take a look at.
For a quick guide on how to take some great boudoir shoots you may want to take a quick look at “Capturing awesome boudoir photos”, an article full of quick and simple tips and tricks.
Lighting is very important in all genres of photography, and boudoir photography is no different. Lighting is key in boudoir photography and in order to capture sassy, sexy, seductive and suggestive photos that set the tone and the mood you need to focus on lighting. Getting the lighting right is also important for flattering photos and to make the model look their best. For some tips on this subject “Boudoir photography lighting” is an article you may wish to look at.
If you want to capture unique and individual boudoir photos that are personal to the model you need to use some props, and there are many different types of props used in boudoir photography. From basic everyday items through to more risqué items you can use a lot of different props to really make you boudoir photos stand out from the crowd, which will help you win more work. For some additional ideas on props you may want to read “Props for boudoir photography”, which should help you out.
As well as using the right form of lighting and props another key aspect of boudoir photography is knowing how to pose the models. Posing the model correctly will turn a good boudoir shot in to a great boudoir shot, so this is something you have to master. Boudoir photography is sassy, it is classy and it is stylish. Boudoir photography is not smutty or sleazy so you must be careful when posing the models. Open leg shots, crotch shots, bending over shots, naked butt shots and the like have no place in boudoir photography so never incorporate them in your shoot. If you want some tips, tricks and ideas on how to pose models for boudoir photography you may want to take a look at “boudoir poses”, an article devoted to the subject.
It is possible to capture stunning boudoir shots in both black and white as well as colour, and if you want to be successful you have to be proficient in both. Each has their own quirks and techniques, and if you want to see what these are you may wish to take a look at “Black and white boudoir portraits”, an article obviously written on black and white boudoir photography and “Capturing awesome colour boudoir shots” an article written about taking boudoir portraits in full colour.
One of the best things about boudoir photography is that you don’t need you own studio in which to do it. In fact, it is becoming more and more beneficial not to have a studio and instead offer mobile boudoir photography shoots. If this is something that may be of interest to you and suit your style of photography you may want to take a look at “Mobile boudoir photography services”, an article dedicated to this. In addition to this another article you may wish to check out is “Equipment for mobile boudoir photography”, an article listing the essential photography equipment you need to venture in to the world of mobile boudoir photography.
Boudoir photography shoots are a service that all bridal and wedding photographers should offer and it amazes me why many don’t. Bridal boudoir photography is becoming more and more popular and many happy couples now see a few shots of the bride in her bridal lingerie before the wedding ceremony as essential as the more traditional wedding photos, such as the bride arriving at the church, the bride being given away, exchanging vows, signing the register etc. As well as boudoir shots of the bride other members of the wedding party request boudoir shots, and it is not uncommon to take group boudoir shots of the bride, matron of honour/chief bridesmaid and all other bridesmaids. I have even taken boudoir shots of the bride, the mother of the bride and the bride’s future mother in law. For more on bridal boudoir shots you may want to take a look at “Bridal boudoir photography services”.
Boudoir photography is an art form and it is a great way to make some money with your camera. If you don’t offer boudoir shoots I have to ask the question “Why not?” With a growing demand there is a lot of scope to make some good money taking boudoir photos.
Other Boudoir photography links
If you found this article useful and are thirsty for even more boudoir photography tips and tricks the following links (all open in a new window) may be of interest to you. Please do feel free to take a look and check them out.
“Can you capitalise on boudoir photography?” The demand for boudoir photography services is ever increasing. Is this something you can take advantage of, jump on the bandwagon (before it’s too late) and earn some money?
“So you want to be a boudoir photographer” You have decided that boudoir photography is a service you want to provide. Here’s an article listing some things you need to think about.
“Capturing awesome colour boudoir photos” Capturing colour boudoir photos is a challenge however with these tips and tricks you will avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes and capture classy and seductive full colour boudoir photos.
“Black and white boudoir portraits” Black and white boudoir photos look sassy and sexy but still classy and elegant. For some tips and tricks on capturing awesome black and white boudoir photos this article is something you have to read.
“Boudoir photography lighting” Lighting is important with all types of photography and boudoir photography is no different. You have to master the light to capture flattering boudoir portrait shots, and whilst this may seem daunting with these tips and tricks it isn’t as difficult as it first appears.
“How to pose boudoir photography models” Being able to pose a model is crucial for boudoir photography and changing the pose can turn a good shot in to a great shot. If you can’t pose a model you are highly unlikely to capture awesome boudoir shots, even if you nail the exposure and the lighting. This article gives some tips and tricks on posing models for boudoir photography.
“Props for boudoir photography” If you want to make a boudoir shot totally unique and personal using a prop or two is a great way to achieve this. Use the right prop and you will get awesome boudoir shots. This article is dedicated to boudoir photography props and provides some tips on what to use for boudoir shoots.
“Mobile boudoir photography services” The good thing about boudoir photography is you don’t need your own studio. In fact, there are times when being mobile has advantages in winning work, as explained in this article.
“Equipment for mobile boudoir photography” To be a successful mobile boudoir photographer you need the right tools of the trade, and all the essential bits and pieces are explored in this article.
“Bridal boudoir photography” Boudoir photography services is something all wedding photographers and bridal photographers should offer. A shot or two of the bride in her bridal lingerie is a photo many happy couples want just as much as the more traditional wedding shots. If you don’t offer bridal boudoir photography services “why not?” Take a look at this for more details.
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