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Jun 03, 2016 10:42 |  #1

This is a newbie question from someone who's more used to taking landscape and sports action pictures. My girlfriend (long term not someone I've just met) has expressed an interest of doing a boudoir/glamour set which did surprise me as it not anything that has ever been discussed. She knows my photography background and so this is new territory for me as well. Given that she is conscious about her figure then I know this is a bold step for her so I want to try and make sure that it goes well to justify her willingness to give it a try.

So we're not in a rush to set it up but I'm looking into getting some things arranged first. My question then is can anyone recommend a link or site or similar when we can look at possible poses. Like I said this isn't my field so I want find those that she will comfortable with and not feel ridiculous doing - especially when we then look at them afterwards.

Is there anywhere people can suggest as a starting place to look and get ideas?


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Jun 03, 2016 10:59 |  #2

I can only say what I do. I google "xxxxxx photography" and look at examples. I find things that are flattering and that I can pull off from a photographic stand point. I basically started off doing landscape photography exclusively. Then I added bird photography to what I do. Now I'm currently adding "people" to what I do. This was not a planned progression on my part. It was simply a progression as I learned more I wanted to do more.

Basically find work that you like and copy it. There is no better teacher than high quality examples of the work of others.


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Jun 03, 2016 12:47 |  #3

I've learned a ton from Matt Granger, Lindsay Adler (many posing guides) and Michael Zelbel. Many free resources from them online (via their websites and YT) as well as things you can purchase.


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Jun 03, 2016 12:58 |  #4

You can get a sample of her boudoir posing guide here:

http://blog.lindsayadl​erphotography.com/boud​oir-posing-guide (external link)


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Jun 03, 2016 13:35 |  #5

You should probably do a day/weekend boudoir seminar and have a bunch of photo enthusiasts involved in the shoot and posing. You'll learn something, she'll get her shots, and you'll all have fun. Where do I sign up?


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Jun 04, 2016 09:05 |  #6

I suggest getting a copy of the book "picture perfect posing" by Roberto Valenzuela. Great book on posing.


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Jun 05, 2016 03:13 |  #7

Many thanks for the tips guys and gives me something to go away and research some more. Will certainly be a learning curve for both of us. Much appreciated.


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Jun 09, 2016 12:26 |  #8

Check out Pinterest. When I'm scheduling a shoot with a new model, I ask her to create a Pinterest board with poses that she likes or wants to recreate. That way I get an idea of what she's thinking and I know what to expect

It's good to have her practice in front of a mirror too. Actually hitting the pose usually is much harder than the model thinks.


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Jun 09, 2016 20:28 as a reply to  @ EveryMilesAMemory's post |  #9

I do very similar although over email usually, it really helps to make sure both model and tog are on the same page prior to the shoot and from there you can work out some variations to try on the day.

I'm not experienced enough to have a set 'routine' of poses or anything.


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Nov 06, 2016 00:22 |  #10

Gumby1220 wrote in post #18028828 (external link)
I suggest getting a copy of the book "picture perfect posing" by Roberto Valenzuela. Great book on posing.

Very good indeed. Also I have seen some clips from Peter Hurley that are good. I do not really like his photos per se (not until his retoucher works on them) but his posing tips are good.




  
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