Getting Started in Boudoir and Glamour Photography
Mar03

Getting Started in Boudoir and Glamour Photography

“When you think of lighting, try to forget if it is sun, incandescent, electronic flash or even candlelight. Instead consider the direction from which the sun hots the subject and how many sources are involved.”— Peter Gowland During this two-week run of portrait How did I get started in boudoir and glamour photography? It turns out that it was an indirect route and worth mentioning only because it might also describe you. When Mary...

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The Importance of the Portrait Warm Up
Feb03

The Importance of the Portrait Warm Up

The warm-up should gently prepare the body for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation; this will loosen the joints and increase blood flow to the muscles. Stretching the muscles prepares them for physical activity and prevents injuries.—from Importance of Warming Up before Sport As a younger photographer I attended a workshop on posing for portraits and it went something like this: The speaker, a...

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How to Find Glamour Models: Epilogue
Jan17

How to Find Glamour Models: Epilogue

“The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second.”— Karl Lagerfeld Last year I wrote a six-part series called Finding Glamour Models that you can find using the blog’s search function but even after December’s “finale” I’m still getting questions for readers. Many models and photographer’s are involved in glamour photography as a hobby or as a way to increase their...

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Choosing a Camera for Boudoir Photography
Jan09

Choosing a Camera for Boudoir Photography

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”—Ernst Haas It may come as a surprise but I sincerely believe you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to make high quality glamour photographs. Of the three camera bodies that I use regularly only one purchased new. When a new digital camera is launched, lots of photographers who want...

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One-on-One Glamour Workshops in 2017
Jan05

One-on-One Glamour Workshops in 2017

“For people who aren’t doing it already, take classes – they’re worthwhile. Workshops or classes – a workshop is where you do actually get feedback on your work, not just something where you go and sit for a day.”—Octavia E. Butler For some time, people have been asking  if they could shoot with me. Now you can join me in a series of one-on-one workshops on studio lighting aimed at glamour and...

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Mirrorless Boudoir & Glamour Photography
Sep08

Mirrorless Boudoir & Glamour Photography

I get lots of e-mail from photographers interested in trying boudoir and glamour photography and that’s one of the reasons that I wrote Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography. My techniques for this kind of portraiture are simple and don’t require lots of expensive equipment, all you really need is a camera and a subject. But that book was published before I fell in love with mirrorless photography. Boudoir photography, or as I prefer to...

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Turn Your Home Into a Studio
Aug08

Turn Your Home Into a Studio

“The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day.”—Arnold Newman I don’t have a standalone studio. In the somewhat distant past, I had one but for the past twenty years I’ve made all my portraits on location, in my home or in the last five year a 11×15-foot home studio....

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