Boudoir in the city


Naked in A Canola Field


Lets talk about Marketing

Lets talk about marketing

We didn’t get where we are by doing free advertising. That being said you’d be surprised how little good advertising can cost.

Ballerina Elegant and Nude

Ballerina Elegant and Nude (Top image: F/4.8 ,  1/250 Sec.   ISO-350. WB 2750K. With a 55mm Lens) F/4 at 1/350th of a second and ISO-350. WB 2750K. F/4.8  at 1/160th of a second and ISO-350. WB 2750K. With a 35mm Lens F/5.6  at 1/250 Sec. ISO-350. WB 2750K. With a 35mm Lens F/4.8  at 1/205 Sec. ISO-350. … Continue reading

Stop trying to be the best!

behind the camera

Stop trying to be the best! Work on being different & creating your distint style.
I believe in an aboundent universe. There is more than enough money and work to go around.
We are NOT one another’s competition we are one another’s support team and fellow comrades. We can do this together!

~Love, Scarlett

“There are no secrets to sucess. it is the result if preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” -Colin Powel

Do you think we don’t know when you Photoshop all our fat away?

(I am not saying don’t Photoshop. Lightroom and Photoshop are both god sent programs that I love too.) With the above image I am talking to the very small amount of photographers that go crazy. – You know who you are. If your clients are happy with your work your on the right track. If not try the following suggestions.

Making of: Nude Beauty in the kitchen


Nude Beauty in the Guestroom

        F/5,6 1/15 Sec. ISO 640    (Sun light)       F/4 1/125 Sec. ISO 1000   (ProXistar Softbox 5400K)   F/5,6 1/20 Sec. ISO 640 (ProXistar Softbox 5400K)     F/4,5  1/125 Sec. ISO 1250  (ProXistar Softbox 5400K)          F/4  1/125 Sec. ISO 1250  (ProXistar Softbox 5400K) F/5,6  1/25 Sec. ISO 640  (ProXistar Softbox 5400K) F/5,6  1/15 Sec. ISO 640  (ProXistar Softbox 5400K)  

Finding inspiration in the small stuff..

I am wracking my brain trying to think of topics for upcoming BPU blog posts. Maybe that’s a good beginning to a post?? Finding inspiration! You know, the little tidbits of inspiration that turns into a new shoot pose, layout or concept. Finding inspiration in the small stuff… People think the real work is the … Continue reading

Raw Vs. Jpeg?

Raw VS. Jpeg? There is an ongoing debate with armature and even a few pro photographers over the raw vs. jpegs question. Let me put the record straight here and now. Raw is BY FAR hands down the better option. Some will say “yes but… what if you don’t need so much image data”? Or … Continue reading

Be Inspired! Nude / Boudoir Gallery

 Be inspired!  If you want to know more about the inspiration for this shoot or the technical details just ask… below or on Facebook: ~Scarlett

Want an annual turnover of half a million euros?

Bo and Scarlett are the directors, creators and co-owners of Damen Photography a Europe based studio that shoots over 1,300 nude and semi-nude women a year and has an annual turnover of approximately half a million. Want to learn how? Come join us in Europe at our next Boudoir Workshop -Scarlett

Stand in the pouring rain. Get drenched.

I came across an awesome list today that I’d like to share with all of you Something for every week! Improving your creativity and changing how closely you look at the world will inevitably improve your boudoir shoots. (You can find the original here: Creative improving Challenges: 1. Closely admire your fingerprints. ✓ 2. … Continue reading

Pro Tip

Building a solid business foundation is a major secret to success. With a solid business foundation your business will serve you instead of you serving your business. Question: How can you improve your business plan? First Contact: Here is a quick list of things your clients see first. Studio sign or studios main entrance Business cards Phone greeting … Continue reading

Networking with Small Boutiques: Live Video Discussion with Boudoir specialist Bo and Scarlett

    Lets talk about boudoir photographers networking with small boutiques! Note: We are working to improve the sound quality of future video. If you’re looking for the short version please check out the written post called: Step by step secrets to successful networking and hand in hand co-op partnerships  Live Chat (rerun): Part 1  Live Chat (rerun): Part 2  … Continue reading

Lighting and Posing Video Tutorial: the perfect butt shot

Lighting and Posing Video Tutorial: Shooting the perfect butt shot

Lighting 101: Shooting the Back Pose with the Miniture Training Studio

Lighting demo #1 The following 7 shots are all the same set-up each from a different angle.  In this shot the client in kneeling on her feet and hands on her legs elbows back.  Although the miniature lights aren’t pointing in exactly the right spots the general set up is the same and the image below.  … Continue reading

Step by step secrets to successful networking and hand in hand co-op partnerships

The art of networking is just that an art and I am going to tell you exactly how we get a shop to say yes. First off work one partnership at a time and be consistent. When Bo and I want to work with a new boutique or spa we start by visiting the shop and … Continue reading

Are you ready for Christmas?

Christmas is coming do you have your trees all in a row? Since 1st Christmas Sunday we have played Christmas music here in the studio. The phone has rung off the hook non-stop with last-minute bookings. We even extended the studio hours to accommodate an extra 12 shoot a week. Now that the rush and … Continue reading

Boudoir Book’s

Boudoir Photographers Resources! I am recommending 3 books today: First is: Boudoir Photography: The Complete Guide to Shooting Intimate Portraits by Critsey Rowe: $29.99 Available at Amazon: Second is:  Boudoir Photography: A guide to Excellence by Tammy Smith Warnock $15,99  Available at Amazon: Third is: Exposed Redefining Boudoir by Christa Meola $235.00 … Continue reading