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Boudoir and Erotica with Bigger Girls

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May 11, 2011 08:53 |  #1

Afternoon all,

I have a job on the go which involves capturing some very curvy ladies in boudoir type situations (lingerie/bridal etc). Anyone got any tips for the most flattering images?
Also, is there anything different it's advisable to do with the lighting for bigger girls?

I have read most of the other threads about this subject and got some good tips from them about poses - I don't they're desperate to look smaller - but I'm also after some tips for mood lighting etc so any advice welcome

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lens ­ pirate
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May 11, 2011 11:44 |  #2

This reply may sound aweful but I find it to be true. Other than trying to use shadow to slim them down a bit, they shoot the same. The problem is the end result does not look as good. Fat people of which I am one do not look as good in images as fit sexy people.

So even though you still must strive for good techincal execution of the image, your subject is still a fat girl. So try to make sure you filter your view of your work in that light. You can make them look thier best, but you can not change the way they actually look all stuffed into over sized underwear.

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May 11, 2011 13:21 |  #3

I've had issues with boudoir sessions & ladies that are overweight (or think they are overweight)

There's only so much you can do with positioning and lighting, and then with software to smooth out roll creases, etc....

and then it's really hard to explain that "when you photograph a red car, the photos will show a red car" to someone....

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Joe ­ Ravenstein
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May 11, 2011 13:37 |  #4

Nobody has mentioned this but keep your light sources lower so things like umm 2nd chins aren't emphasized by shadows.

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