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The Art of Boudoir Photography with Speedlights
March 30, 2020
The Art of Boudoir Photography with Speedlights by Michael Zelbel
This title is a cookbook for improving your boudoir photographyawesome photography in any bedroom.- use simple and absolutely reliable lighting setups- return from your shoot with posh professional photos- make your boudoir models really proud
Over the years I developed a method to shoot wonderful beauty photos with a set of lighting gear, that is so small, it fits into my hand luggage when traveling. It’s easy to use and enabled me to walk into any bedroom and turn it into a stage for breathtaking boudoir photos within minutes. Packed with actionable tips and tricksIn the ebook I walk you through the way that I perform my boudoir photo shoots. All you need to do is follow the 6-step approach that I provide you with:- basics like the right lighting gear and lenses for a bedroom- lingerie and clothes which work vs. things that do not work- the lighting setups which deliver the best results- poses for every model, from standard to creative- how to find the best camera angle- the common mistakes to avoidThis is all you need to put a big happy smile onto the face of your client or model.However, I don’t want you to stop there. I’d like you to develop your photography much further. That’s why I added a final chapter which motivates you to create new shooting ideas and add new highlights to your portfolio on a regular basis. Sure, the shooting ideas, lighting setups, poses, techniques and tricks in the first chapters are a lot of fun. I want you to have fun. But real satisfaction will come once you put the last chapter into practice. Start now! Why this ebook is differentToo many tutorials on beauty photography feature examples photos which are a selection of the top photos from the portfolio of the author. The lucky photos that he was able to shoot when everything came together and light and pose turned out ideal for the featured model. In some cases I even saw example photos for specific lighting setups, which obviously had been taken with a different setup then the one they presented in the book I have also noticed that when discussing lighting setups, authors often used example photos which were obviously taken with slightly different setups. They fool the reader and set him up for disappointment. Seldom did I see examples which were really suitable to show exactly how the different lighting setups, techniques, clothes and all the other variations work on one and the same model in a given location. I followed a radically different approach. This ebook is an extremely honest book. I used ONE SINGLE photo shoot to demonstrate all my lighting setups, all poses, clothes and techniques discussed in the book. I did not hire a model for the shoot, I simply asked my wife to demonstrate everything for you. I did not rent the presidential suite, I simply executed the shoot in our bedroom at home. Are all poses and clothes ideal for my wife? No. Not at all, not even the majority. Are all lighting setups ideal for our tiny bedroom? Of course not. But instead of selecting perfect examples from my portfolio, I simply used the photos from this one shoot and I refrained from doing the extensive photoshopping that usually would give the photos the perfect touch. When you pick your techniques from my book, then you see what you will get. Nothing more, nothing less.