Whoever said that the camera adds 10lbs clearly did not understand proper posing techniques. If you do it right, the camera can take off those 10lbs and (with the additional help of lighting and styling) sometimes even 10 years! You could have the best light, the prettiest hair and makeup, the perfect outfit, and a rockin’ backdrop, but if the clients’ pose is off and they feel uncomfortable, the photograph will not work. Knowing how to pose is crucial as a photographer and even more so as a boudoir photographer.
In the following video below from the recent Boudoir Bootcamp workshop on CreativeLive, Jennifer Rozenbaum gives her number one favorite posing tip for boudoir photography. Called, “The Rotisserie Chicken,” this posing tip is easy to remember because of the name. Basically, you turn the client all the way around in this flow posing technique – on their backs, sides and stomachs – like a rotisserie chicken. As Jen walks us through this tip, she throws out awesome little gems of wisdom from how to cross the model’s legs and to making sure the toes are pointed at all times. Little details like that make a huge difference in an image.
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You’ll want to watch this 12 minute video more than once. As Jen works, she is always dropping little tips that you can use for your own photo sessions. Even if you don’t shoot boudoir, the tips she gives for flow posing can be used for portrait sessions as well. Jennifer also mentions a few of the products she uses in this clip:
If you want to see more from Jen and her Boudoir Bootcamp, you can check it out on CreativeLive here. We recently gave away Jen’s Boudoir Photographer’s Guide to Lingerie in our Boudoir photo contest. If you weren’t the lucky winner, you can get it here.
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