Portrait Wednesday: Boudoir Photography with Pam

With Wordy Wednesdays running for so many years I thought it was time for a change and inspired by Gary Bernstein’s 1988 book Burning Cold decided to see how many Wednesdays I could publish a different portrait of the same model, in this case Pamela Simpson.

Over the next who knows how many weeks I’ll be show-casing a diff-erent image of her that was made over the five years I’ve work-ed with Pam show-ing her many, many different looks in many different styles. One of the delights of working with Pam was never knowing what her hair style or even its color would be from shoot-to-shoot. This time it was back to being blonde although shorter than in some other shoots.

Today’s image is from our fifteenth portrait session together that was held on March 24, 2014. (If you’re keeping score you’ll notice that this was made before last week’s “fourteenth” photo session but this is just the way that the images are stored in my  archives.)

While most of our shoots together were for publication, this one was a boudoir session that resulted in a small album of photographs created using the Zno Albums website and software.

At this point in our photographic relationship. I had stopped shooting Pam with DSLRs and focused instead of using Olympus and Panasonic cameras. For this session Pam was photographed in the guest bedroom of my home, the camera was a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 with an exposure of 1/125 sec at f/2.5 and ISO 800. Lighting was from a combination of Window light and a 32-inch Westcott reflector. The Image file was processed using the Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro Photoshop-compatible plug-ins now available from DxO.

Screen Shot 2016-03-26 at 9.13.43 AMIf you’re interested in shooting portraits and how I use cameras, lenses and lighting in my in-home studio, please pick up a copy of Studio Lighting Anywhere” which is available from Amazon.com with, as I write this, new Prime copies selling for $25.13 as I write this, with used copies at $15.35.

Author: Joe Farace

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