Review Date : Fri, 5 Aug 2011
Author : Nigel Atherton
A practical guide that explains everything from styling and clothes to sets, lighting and posing for sexy photos of women.
Title: Boudoir Photography: The Complete Guide to Shooting Intimate Portraits
Author: Critsey Rowe
Boudoir photography is the genre of sexy photos of women, usually wearing lingerie (never nude) and generally in a bedroom or domestic environment. It differs from Glamour in having a more romantic female friendly aesthetic. It's less about objectification and more about creating a sensuous mood.
A growing area of the commercial social sector in the US and catching on here too, the clients are often the women themselves, wanting something a bit sexier and more alluring to give their partners than a cheesy portrait on a canvas backdrop. Many of the most successful photographers in this genre are women, including the writer of this book.
This is a practical guide that explains everything from styling and clothes to sets, lighting and posing and is filled with her excellent atmospheric, fashion-mag inspired imagery. It's a great starting point if you're thinking of trying this genre yourself.