If you start reading online about this genre of photography, you might think that it looks difficult to pull off but don’t give up on it just yet. Wait and see when you actually do it yourself!
Once you get the hang of it, I’m sure that your photo skills will be comparable to a professional photographer.
If you are doing DIY shots, you’ll need to be creative and resourceful. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars, just make use of the things that you have at home.
(One of the advantages of taking boudoir shots yourself is that you can deliver it without spending any cent.)
How awesome is that?
Here are the things to consider before, during, and after your photoshoot.
Before DIY Sexy Photoshoot
If it is your first time doing boudoir photoshoot it is ideal to try reading some magazines that have example photos of this genre.
Or you can refer to the Internet for some examples.
To start with…
It is good to decide on the theme that you will be portraying, where are you going to shoot, what are the poses that you can try, what type of clothes are you going to wear and what props will you include.
As for the equipment, you only need to have a camera (or your phone) and a tripod.
Familiarize yourself with how to operate your camera’s settings such as the flash, timer, etc.
During Your Shooting
If you are doing tasteful boudoir photography on your own, place your tripod in the best area where it can get your angle properly.
You will likely need to do trial shots to check if you are in the right position with the proper exposure to lighting and check if the props that you will be using fits in with your outfit and aura.
For your own convenience, you can use your camera’s timer so you can do various poses in a few minutes.
After Taking Boudoir Selfie
Most people also post-process their photos to get the best results. And that’s totally normal!
For Sorelle Amore, the creator of Advanced Selfie University, editing makes up 40% of a photo. And she’s AMAZING at what she does.
Highly recommend her course!!
Note: Even though the main focus is with a camera (and a couple very minimal/cheap tools), there’s a section on mobile photography, so technically you could learn DIY boudoir photos with phone as well.
You can also pick up some at home boudoir photo ideas, even though it’s not specifically focused on that.
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