Full-length Posing in Small Spaces
May18

Full-length Posing in Small Spaces

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”—Frida Kahlo My  home studio measures 11×15 feet (but one end is angled) making shooting full length poses a challenge. It is the space that I use to shoot in and test lighting  products for Shutterbug reviews as well as shooting glamour photographs for clients of my boudoir photography business. But full length...

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Why Available Light?
May05

Why Available Light?

“Available light? To some photographers it means using “every light that’s available” while to others, like myself, it means using only or mostly the light that’s available within a scene. One of the most traditional forms of available light used for portraits is window light. This image was captured using only the light from a narrow window in my living room. The model was posed midway between the window at camera left and my sofa at...

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Glamour Photography with Entry Level SLRs
May04

Glamour Photography with Entry Level SLRs

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on equipment to make high quality glamour photographs. Although many professionals shoot with cameras made by Nikon and Canon, it’s not necessary for you do the same thing. There are plenty of good cameras available from many different manufacturers that are reasonably priced, offer interchangeable lenses, and offer sophisticate electronics including offerings from Pentax, Olympus, and...

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Using Shadows in Glamour Photography
Apr18

Using Shadows in Glamour Photography

Light illuminates; shadows define. Shadows add a sense of depth to a photograph. Shadows are the soul of a picture—Rick Sammon Light has four major qualities: quality, quantity, color and direction and the least expensive lighting for glamour portraits is the sun. It’s free and even on cloudy days produces a wonderfully soft effect and it’s easy to use too. Under most lighting conditions your camera’s built-in meter will give anywhere...

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Three Reasons to Shoot Glamour with Available Light
Apr07

Three Reasons to Shoot Glamour with Available Light

Yesterday I talked about shooting glamour images outdoors using available light; Today we move indoors still shooting with window light. It doesn’t matter what person, place, or thing you’re photographing, the ultimate subject of any photograph is light and it’s the quality of the light that ultimately determines the effectiveness of your portrait. Here are three things I like about making portraits and glamour using available light:...

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Shooting Glamour Outdoors
Apr06

Shooting Glamour Outdoors

“Simplicity is another thread that runs through Peter’s photographic technique. Often we carry out complex assignments with a cree of two—Peter and I.”—Alice Gowland I was lucky enough to get to know Peter Gowland any my book Joe Farace’s Glamour Photography (see below) is dedicated to Alice and Peter Gowland. Simplicity has also been my philosophy about glamour and boudoir photography and the featured...

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Would You Like to be a Model?
Mar21

Would You Like to be a Model?

“I wanted to thank you for making me feel beautiful and giving me the confidence that has helped me become who I am today!”  — Leslie, a young model that I helped to launch her career. When I’m testing cameras, lenses and especially lighting equipment, I need models to pose for these photographs. With repairs to my home studio finally complete, I will be doing more and more studio shoots and will be needing new models. If you have a...

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