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: http://www.coutureboudoir.com $29.99 Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Boudoir-Photography-Complete-Shooting-Portraits/dp/0817400117 Second is:  Boudoir Photography: A guide to Excellence by Tammy Smith Warnock $15,99  Available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Boudoir-Photography-Excellence-Invest-Knowledge/dp/0956546323 Third is: Exposed Redefining Boudoir by Christa Meola $235.00 … Continue reading

Tips: Where to Order Product in Europe & the USA

Are you looking for a new print lab?  Heres what I’ve found for you. If you have any suggestion please make a comment below and let us know about it. ~Scarlett Pinewood Studios: http://www.pinewoodgroup/photographic AroAlbum UK: http://www.proalbum.com RGB Labs: http://www.rgb-labs.co.uk Booked Images: http://www.bookedimages.com Oxford Giclee & Photographic Center: http://www.oxfordgiclee.co.uk Genesis Imaging: http://www.genesis-digital.net PDP Phototech: http://www.pdpphototech.com … Continue reading

A few Boudoir Photography Do’s and Don’ts when shooting

Make the shoot work for you. Stay in control. This is key! When a client brings lots (tones) of accessories and props to her shoot and wants to use everything this tells us she is supper excited about her shoot but has NO idea what she wants.  In moments like this it is very important … Continue reading

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Advertising Your Boudoir Photography Business on a Zero Dollar Budget

 Ok, Advertising on a 0$ budget. Here are a few ideas… 1.Befriended everyone especial local business owners, join community clubs and business clubs. People always say “it’s who you know that counts” I say “then go out and meet them”! 2.Get to know other Boudoir Photographers ask marketing question and give you ideas. Since few of us … Continue reading

Make-up and Boudoir

Know all aspects of your business! Especially the Make-up. There are a few simple reasons why all boudoir photographers should know how to do make-up. The one that probably comes to mind first is the cost. While it is true that having an in studio make up artist can run you a little fortune I do … Continue reading

Shoot Process: How We Do It

How many days or weeks is it okay to let your client wait until they get to see their pictures after the shoot? How much time you schedule between your shoot and following viewing is up to you. For example: Today one of our clients is from southern German. She arrived in the studio an hour ago. So … Continue reading

Amazing photography workshops: when it’s live it’s free

CreativeLive.com what are you waiting for??? Ok for all of you who haven’t checked out creative live yet I have to tell you it is SO motivating. For the last 3 days it’s been all about creating word press websites for photographers with Justin Seeley. Tomorrow it’s Photography and social media. A few weeks back … Continue reading

Boudoir Advertising & Marketing

Advertising & Marketing by Scarlett V. Damen originally posted on Boudoir Photographers Unite on Monday, 04 April 2011 How much should I plan to spend on advertising? If you know $6.93 stands between you and your start-up dream boudoir photo studio, what would you do to find that $6.93? Cancel the gym membership and workout at … Continue reading

Boudoir in its essence is not something that will disappear without a fight!

Boudoir in its essence is not something that will disappear without a fight! In one form or other nudes, artistic nudes, semi nudes and implied nudes have been common for hundreds of years.  We find it in the earliest photographs, paintings, sketches and even sculptures.  The art of boudoir photography although not called boudoir is found … Continue reading

Three rules when posing your subject

Tips for Getting Started in Boudoir Photography Three rules when posing your subject This boudoir image is a good example of how to use the three rules when posing your subject: Incase anyones not sure here they are: The shoulders should never create a straight horizontal line The spine should never create a straight vertical … Continue reading

Loving Your Boudoir Business

Behind every great photo is a boudoir business. Big or small it’s there and it’s yours! Maybe it’s a room in your home, maybe it’s a converted industrial warehouse or a commercial property like the Boudoir Divas. (www.theboudoirdivas.com) Perhaps its a historical mill like Miss Boudoir (www.missboudoir.com) or a converted church like FYEO Portraits. (www.fyeoportraits.com) Or maybe like … Continue reading

Learning to shoot boudoir

Be a fly on the wall.

Workshop / Training day: Join us as two junior photographers learn the ropes. Watch as Steffi and Ann learn how to improve their poses and fix lighting issues and  just how important body language really is. FYI: Ann works full-time as a first year paid intern while Steffi on the other hand didn’t get the job she was … Continue reading

Spice up your boudoir shoots and stock up on studio lingerie

Looking to add some lingerie to your boudoir studio Adding studio supplied lingerie to your shoots can boost sales and relax your clients. Client: “Do I have to bring anything with me to the shoot?” You: ” Nope, We have everything to make our shoot perfect” Check out these sites: http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/ http://www.secretsinlace.com/ http://www.agentprovocateur.com/ http://www.victoriassecret.com/ http://www.spoylt.com/ http://www.playfulpromises.com/ … Continue reading

Q&A: Building your Smashing Boudoir Portfolio

Q: How important is a portfolio anyway?   A: Your boudoir portfolio is very important! Q: Why? A: How else will your potential clients know they want to book with you? Q: I am a new to boudoir and have nothing to show… now what? A: This is the chicken and the egg question… What … Continue reading