Glamour and Boudoir

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33% Disount on Michael Zelbel Photography Training Products

Michael Zelbel is offering readers a special discount for Columbus Day, with a twist.  Instead of honoring Columbus, why not Bartolomé de las Casas instead?  Get a 33% DISCOUNT on the following Zelbel offerings by using the coupon code: BARTOLOME today. Coupon Code: BARTOLOME (valid until end of Monday, October 14th) Use it for: The […]

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Creating the Film Noir Look in Lightroom

One of my favorite photographic styles is the so-called Noir look reminiscent of Hollywood’s post-war Film Noir period of the 1940s-1950s. I’m also intrigued by the device of the femme fatale in the films of that era. This “bad girl” is often depicted as a sophisticated manipulator capable of luring any man off the straight-and-narrow […]

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About-Photography Podcast #22: Boudoir Workshops

A Sexy Soirée Boudoir Workshop for ladies and gentlemen. Our returning guest is Stacie Frazier, a Las Vegas boudoir photographer who joins us to discuss her new boudoir photography workshop.   The first workshop is being held in San Diego in November.  Subscribe to download our podcasts on iTunes. Related Links: Sexy Soirée Boudoir Workshop Haute […]

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The Nude: Clients and Models Talk About Posing Nude

As photographers, we often put so much emphasis on technique, that we forget to think about a shoot from the perspective of our models and clients.  It’s important for us to remember that, for our subjects, the experience of being in front of the camera can be intimidating.  But, where nude or semi-nude posing is […]

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New eBook: Boudoir Photography by Ed Verosky

My new eBook, Boudoir Photography: The Quick-Start Guide For Professional Photographers, is now available! This is a compilation (including new content) of my two previous boudoir eBooks, “10 Ways to Improve Your Boudoir Photography Now,” and “25 Amazing Boudoir Photography Techniques.”  Boudoir Photography: The Quick-Start Guide For Professional Photographers has it all, including advice from […]

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Interview: Money Shots author, Michael Charles

Michael Charles has worked in many areas of photography over the years, but he seemed to find his stride once he entered the commercial adult photography arena.   Although his bread-and-butter work isn’t for everyone, just as landscape or food photography might not be, as an industry professional he’s mastered a set of interpersonal and technical […]

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About-Photography Podcast #16: Working With Models: A Beginner’s Guide

Working With Models: A Beginner’s Guide Jimmy shares some advice on working with models from a glamour photographer’s perspective.  Much of this advice also applies to other types of portraiture, so have a listen.  Subscribe to download our podcasts on iTunes. For more in-depth instruction and advice, I strongly recommend Jimmy’s ebooks.  Check them out […]

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Beauty Retouching: Lines and Wrinkles

Using Photoshop® to eliminate lines, wrinkles, and skin blemishes with the Patch Tool and the Spot Healing Brush Tool.  Ok, so our model, Lyssa, doesn’t actually have any wrinkles, but we tried to find at least a few minor things to “fix” for this demonstration.

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Robin Owen Video

Robin Owen doing her thing in Leonardtown in Southern Maryland.  Chris Paige captures Robin and her models beautifully in this piece.  Shot with a Rebel T2i, a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.  Nice.  Also check out Robin’s Boudoir Photography Network.  A great place to get listed if you do boudoir work.

Another Approach to Boudoir: Tompkins’ Temporary Pass

Like any genre of commercial portraiture, Boudoir styles will vary slightly from shooter to shooter.  Creative differences in lighting, sets/location, and posing, as well as the marketing image of the photographer, are the way clients make choices about whom they’ll hire.  But, as it is with wedding clients, for example, most Boudoir clients are in […]