Boudior Photography: A beginner’s guide

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Written By BruceOrange

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What is Boudior Photography?

Boudior photography dates back to the 1940s, and has been very popular ever since. This style of photography is often playful and provocative, with nudity that is implied, rather than displayed. Boudoir portraits are intimate and sensual. It takes a thoughtful approach to the body, clothes, and personality of your subject to create strong boudoir photos.

A boudoir photo shoot can be requested by clients as a keepsake, a wedding gift, or to mark an anniversary. There are many options for couples photography, plus-size photography, and maternity boudoir photography. No matter what client you are working with, it is important to pick the best photo gear, location, poses, and lighting to create timeless photos that your clients will cherish.

Boudior photography is a great addition to any photographer’s online portfolio, regardless of whether you are a professional or an amateur. Boudoir photography can be a great way to improve your portrait-taking skills and showcase your unique approach in a popular style of photography. You can learn how to do your own boudoir photography, or hire a professional photographer.

How to Choose a Camera and lens for Boudior Photography?

You should choose a camera that is comfortable to hold and easy to focus during boudoir photos. Digital DSLR cameras are a great choice for boudior photography. They are light, portable, and can cycle through many frames per second. A DSLR camera with a lightweight body and multiple light settings is a good choice. You may choose to buy a lower-priced DSLR camera body and spend more on a lens depending on your budget.

You can Choose a Zoom Lens of 35mm or 50mm

A high-quality lens will make your boudoir photos look amazing and impress your clients. Your boudoir photos will be easier to control by using the camera lens.

The 35mm f/2 lens allows you to quickly capture your subject. Because the lens is f/2, it can adapt to low light conditions without causing too much sharpness and contrast. This lens is ideal for taking close-up shots of the body or face. The lens also features a quieter click that will keep the mood intimate and distracting-free during boudoir photos.

A 50mm lens is another option. This is a standard prime lens. You can easily adjust the focal length based on your boudoir portraits’ lighting and composition, without any image distortion. This lens is great for shooting close-ups of your subject. Clients might prefer photos of their bodies and faces in a larger setting to boudoir photography, especially if they are first time doing so. The 50mm lens is a good choice.