Boudoir Part 10: Nude Implied

We have found that shooting nude models, although it sounds exotic, is really hard. Nobody is perfect and light can be a harsh reminder of that. It is up to the photographer to bring the best out of the model, and out of the vision of the shot. We have discovered that imagination bests everything when it comes to nude.

In this shot, our lovely model, Jovis was naked. We covered her up on the bottom and had her front face away from the camera. The lighting was very simple. Large Softbox which washed light over her back. We instructed her to look a bit left to silhouette her face. We think this is very subtle and delicate – somewhat classic in composition.

What do you think?  Thanks for visiting our Blog. We are currently on location in Maui and will bring to you many spectacular shots of Landscapes, Tropical Rain Forestst, Surfers, Sail Boarding and More. Stay Tuned!

7 responses

  1. I like the lighting on her back and face though am not too keen on the very obvious “coy coverup” of what looks to be thick fabric/blanket. Perhaps a finer fabric would work better?

    December 4, 2011 at 11:19 pm

  2. Looks fine to me. Look forward to your maui shoot

    December 4, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  3. victoriaaphotography

    I have to agree with shopaholicann. It actually looks like a thick bath towel around her lower half. Something sheer like silk or chiffon would have looked better.

    Love the lighting & pose though.

    PS I meant to let you know that in your other post with the fishnet stockings and guitar, the angle of the shot showed up the cellulite dimples in the model’s thighs. Not a good look. I would prefer to have seen long, lean legs photographed from a different angle, rather that short stumpy legs that made her bottom look rather large. That partiicuar shot was just not sexy and flattering to the model at all. Sorry to say, but better to let you know how I saw the image.

    December 5, 2011 at 4:54 am

    • I agree with both comments- the first comment…true! It was our first attempt at Nude and Studio (2010) and we had 1 hour for about 6 poses. The previous photographers finished their session with “Bubbles”. It left all sorts of residue on Jovis that we had to clean up and thus cut into our time. We also had limited props. The entire idea was to tune lighting and not make the perfect shot.

      Thank you so much for your comments – it always helps to have a third pair of eyes…makes things in the future better!

      Kindest Regards and thanks for taking the time to visit!

      Erik and Kathleen

      December 5, 2011 at 10:27 am

  4. Classic comp was the first thing I thought of but it’s also very nice. The light looks great and the shadows are full.

    December 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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