Art of Boudoir Photography, The: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women
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Christa Meola has enjoyed life behind the camera since she was six years old. Her childhood passion has developed into a career. She opened a photography studio in Los Angeles, began teaching fellow professional photographers, and traveled internationally for commissioned portraits. While her sensibility has matured to reflect the soul of a woman, her child-like sense of adventure and exuberant spirit remains. A born and raised Jersey girl, Christa currently lives and works in New York City. She offers online workshops during the year as well as private photo shoots and Boudoir Parties. You can find out more about Christa and these great opportunities on her blog at ChristaMeola.com/blog.¿
In this greatly anticipated book The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women, pro photographer Christa Meola goes beyond photography instruction to include detailed information on how to help women look and feel beautiful by cultivating their sex appeal. This beautifully illustrated guide will not only enhance your understanding of how to bring out the best in every woman, but also sharpen your photography skills in order to capture her successfully.
Whether shooting with a pro model, plain-Jane, curvy gal, or soccer mom, Christa gets to know her subject intimately in order to help her look and feel beautiful, sexy, and confident. Christa shares her personal tips and techniques throughout the entire process, creating an amazing experience that produces photographs packed with emotion. She covers every step in creating a successful boudoir shoot, including how to prepare a subject who has never posed before, coaching sensual movement, beautiful lighting setups with minimal equipment, how to flatter every figure, and more. With “Before and After” profiles and “Do and Don’t” scenarios throughout, essential lists, practical tips for male photographers, metadata for every shot, as well as post-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, this book offers clear and inspiring instruction.
The Art of Boudoir Photography is about transformation. It’s about cultivating sex appeal and enthusiastic positivity. It’s that jolt of confidence and bolt of sexual prowess to tease out of your subject. It’s for each woman to recognize her individual beauty, provide an opportunity for her to break through her comfort zone, honor her body, and celebrate femininity. For photographers with varying levels of experience, this book is for you–to appreciate and embrace boudoir photography, enhance your understanding of what it is, what it can do for women, and most importantly, how to have fun with it!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women (Paperback)I just received this today and it contains just about everything you would need to know to take great photos from lighting(both natural and strobe), angles, exposures, working with the models, modifiers, gear, extras, etc. and all easily explained. so glad i bought this. I have a shoot planned for tomorrow and just a few of the tips I've picked up so far should help me a great deal.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Useful, scholarly body of work,
This review is from: The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women (Kindle Edition)Just completed reading the Kindle version of this book and in short it is a useful, scholarly book that provides the novice and pro photographer with the insights boudoir photography by a working portraitist presented with clarity, depth and wisdom. You get a glimpse into the character and experience of the writer, Ms Meola as she presents photo session insights, planning issues, the joy of interacting with her clients and tips on how to bring out the best in each boudoir subject - her depth of experience and her love of teaching this subject of photography is inherent in this book. Bottom line - I highly recommend this book to those who wish to do best by their clients.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
MUST OWN if you photograph females in any manner (clothed or non-clothed),
This review is from: The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women (Paperback)Absolutely wonderful book of information for someone comfortable with posing and working with people but needing that extra insight on boudoir.
I actually found that this book had AMAZING tips on posing women in general - clothed or not clothed. Between ways to hold their bodies, position their hands, arms and what to look for in eye tracking and angles. I think this is a must just for posing and working with the female body. It's easy to peruse and you don't feel you have to read it cover to cover. Editing tips, helpful but not critical.
I have been EXTREMELy happy with this. I know that some seasoned photographers say that this book was not helpful, so maybe it isn't for someone who has done a ton of boudoir but I feel it can really make you think outside the box and review the shots you do make. I like the authors style as it incorporates MORE than a hotel room on the bed photography which is most of what I see... I like her information on outfit guides... Read more
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