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What Is Boudoir Photography?

Updated on July 15, 2011

Many people with limited knowledge in photography could be asking what is boudoir photography. Basically, boudoir photography is a technique in photography that generates a set of sensual photos of mature women of all shapes, age and size. This type of photography is also referred to as glamour photography. Boudoir is another name for the bedroom or woman's dressing room. Therefore, the bedroom is the main area where glamour photography is carried out. Nowadays, this type of photography is appreciated by many people as a form of gift. You may find one woman sending such images to her female friends or a bride giving the groom a collection some of these work as a wedding gift. Some will prefer to give away their collection as a Valentine's Day gift or as a birthday present or even at any other time.

What is boudoir photography

The key characteristic of Boudoir photography is to show up a woman's body shape. The images are very attractive and fine-art representation of the customer. Normally, the woman selects what to wear then the images are taken. Some of the most selected wear includes lingerie, sports jerseys or wedding gown. Many websites will propose jerseys and male attires to help add a guy's taste into the photographs. In some studio, they will allow the woman to show as much skin as she desires while other studio will discourage nudity and allow you to reveal some specific areas.

You do not need to be a professional model to enjoy this photo session experience. All you need is a positive attitude towards who you are. Many women may have problems when it comes to boudoir photography, since they tend to alter their natural appearance by doing a make over or a tan or even a hair cut before the photo shoot. However, glamour photographers will agree that all that is not necessary. They want to see and explore the real you and celebrate the natural splendor and elegance present in a woman.

The photographers have limited say on this kind photography; they may advice you here and there, but the final decision of how the photographs will be customized depends on you. Women here decide on how much skin is to be shown, how to pose and the kind of attire to wear. This is what has made this type of photography more popular than the rest.

Where Boudoir Photography is conducted

This type of photography is carried out in a studio with very few employees. The customer may have access to make -up artist, hair stylist and any other facility but during the photo shoot, privacy is really emphasized. This is to create a favorable environment, where the woman can calm down and concentrate on how she wants the images to turn out.

More often, the client is allowed to see the photographs immediately after they have been taken to select the final proofs. These final proofs will then undergo digital retouching where trouble areas will be removed. This will in turn give the client a set of photographs that exposes her natural beauty. If you were wondering what is boudoir photography, now you have a clear picture of how it is done.

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