You’ve seen the awesome cover of our Summer Portrait Issue by Michael George (the issue’s Photographer You Should Know), and the cover lines giving you hints of what to expect in the issue, so you know that one of the topics we’ve covered is boudoir photography (we actually have a special section on the genre).
This type of photography is only getting hotter, and Jen Rozenbaum has been at the forefront of boudoir photography for years. She’s taught classes on it at WPPI, and last year she gave us some super simple posing tips.
This time, Rozenbaum’s showing us how to conduct shoots in small spaces on location (and unfortunately because of privacy settings on the video, you’ll have to click the Watch on Vimeo button on the video to see it—but it’s worth it!). She actually covers a range of shoot elements, including how she evens out ambient light, gets a variation of poses in a tight spot, as well as what kind of gear she uses and why.
It’s also interesting to see how she interacts with a new model. Here are some extra tips from her on getting clients comfy in front of the lens:
1. “I recommend providing hair and makeup services on location versus having them come ready. It gives them an hour to be with you before you are shooting. It’s time to get to know one another, feel out what her expectations are and have her breathe a little before diving right into the shoot.”
2. “Show your clients what you want them to do. Don’t just use your words. Show them the pose or action you want them to do. There’s a lot less confusion that way.”
3. “Wardrobe is the key to any shoot, boudoir or otherwise. Offer them assistance in helping to prepare for the shoot wardrobe-wise. That will make posing better and easier.”