Art Of Boudoir Photography With Speedlights
Art Of Boudoir Photography With Speedlights is the title of a PDF eBook written by Michael Zelbel, which looks specifically at the area of how to shoot boudoir images in a bedroom with simple portable speedlight flash and how to make it work reliably, so that you come away with good images.
Not so long ago it would have been considered impossible to do images like this without studio lighting but thanks to advances in digital cameras and off camera speedlight flash, countless photographers are now looking seriously at ways to do this on a tight budget.
Although it’s great having all the equipment in the world, sometimes it’s a distraction and I like Michael’s minimalist approach and as he demonstrates how it’s possible to put together a fully functional lighting kit for just a few hundred dollars if you are careful.
Instead of including a selection of images from various shoots Michael Zelbel chose to concentrate on just one extended shoot using a single model and shows how to work with the situation to your best advantage. He concentrates specifically on using minimum amounts of equipment, so it’s light and easy to setup, while also allowing space to work in. Practicality is the core message in the Art Of Boudoir Photography With Speedlights.
Although this isn’t a huge eBook it does manage to contain quite a bit of practical information such as:
- Balancing your light sources
- Choosing the right equipment
- Exploiting the natural props found in a bedroom
- The right choice of lingerie
- How to setup your lights
- Warming up the skin tones
- Model posing (including a cheat sheet)
- Mistakes to avoid
There is also some helpful advice on working with the model, finding the right body shapes and explaining the importance of experimentation so it’s not just limited to a technical discussion and should be of interest to anybody interested in working with models.
You can find out more about the Art Of Boudoir Photography With Speedlights and download a copy at Michael’s site.
Art Of Boudoir