“There is only one sun. We can’t all claim to only have one way to use the light, but we can REDEFINE how we choose to express it. “
Why are you passionate about this topic?
I love photographing women and make them feel beautiful through my work. A good photograph will change the way you see yourself and will give you confidence.
When did you first learn this technique? Or, when did you first realize you liked this topic?
When I started this amazing journey of photography, I realized that shooting women and showing them their beauty through my photographs made me happy. During that time, I was introduced to InBedWithSue by Sue Bryce and that changed my world. I started shooting glamour a year ago and never looked back. I recently discovered boudoir and I completely fell in love with it!
What are the tips you would share with anyone trying to achieve this technique?
Practice, practice, practice! If you decide you want to shoot women and boudoir, posing is the key. Start to practice posing women to make them look their most flattering. There are certain techniques to learn. I pose my women from their head to their toe, their expression to their fingertips. Don’t forget to make them laugh to get some raw emotion as well. Less is more and boudoir looks classy when posed in classic and timeless poses.
Posing gives you control over how your photograph will look.
If you are trying to build your portfolio for boudoir I suggest finding models of all sizes to show a variety of body types. It’s difficult to find models for boudoir that’s why you should as well include some “glamour” pictures for your social media portfolio. Tell your client to bring their favorite dress! Boudoir is so much more than sexy images in underwear. Boudoir is a feeling. Get creative!
When you shoot boudoir, light is a very important aspect of your picture.
Play with your light source, watch how the light hits the body, pose your subject in front of a backdrop or shoot into the backlight. It all depends on how you pose your subject to achieve a certain look.
About the photographer:
Jasmin is a natural light photographer from Germany specializing in women’s portraiture. She spent the last three years living and photographing in Hawaii and recently moved to Indianapolis, IN.
Jasmin offers 1 on 1 mentoring in lighting and posing women.