Home Studio Boudoir Part 11

This is another shot of our lovely Model “D” from several weeks ago from a Glam Photo Shoot in our Studio. We have been privileged to shoot her Family Pictures and have witnessed a huge transformation. She has worked so hard over the space of a year to transform herself into a new person. Diet, exercise, everything to become the stunning beauty she is now. We are so proud or her and to be able to be part of her Journey! You may recall some older posts:

Here we used a black backdrop and as you can tell from the “Catch Lights” there were two strobes in action. Clearly the one to the left is a large Soft Box, and the right is smaller umbrella. The trick to these shots, when the Model is lying down is to adjust  lights to get the most flattering image.

You also do not need to buy expensive gear – you can start experimenting with lights that you can but at Home Depot or any Hardware Store, and they are inexpensive!. Any Incandescent light can be used for Hair Light, Back Light etc. Just adjust your White balance and you are set! You can fashion Diffusers out of white cloth, stretched with a K-Mart Hula-Hoop and Duct Tape!. Then focus on Composition, and get your Camera off your Auto Setting. Then have Fun!

Thanks for visiting our Humble PhotoBlog and please, if you have any questions,

Kindest regards, Kathleen and Erik

11 responses

  1. Great shot of miss D, but I would like to see more! I took a look at the link and saw how she had been the biggest loser, CONGRATS to her and hope she keeps it up!! Looking forward to seeing more work from you all!

    December 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  2. victoriaaphotography

    Wow! A stunningly beautiful lady. Your shot really does enhance her lovely face structure and shape. Would like to see some more pics of her portrait sized. Knowing how hard it is to lose so much weight, she deserves Congratulations.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    • Thanks Victoria – she has worked so hard and it was a joy during the shoot – she was so happy!
      Thanks for the kind comments and your visit to our little place in PhotoLand! (Spread the word about our work if you may…small Christmas Present for our efforts)


      Kathleen and Erik

      December 15, 2011 at 9:24 pm

  3. Really like the soft light in this. Beautiful eyes as well.

    December 16, 2011 at 10:27 am

  4. Fabulous! Both the post with all the tips and tricks here, as well as the photo you’ve included of your model friend!

    December 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    • Thanks Scott – Photography is not a secret and Models struggle to get work as you can imagine! Seasons Greetings! Kathleen and Erik!

      December 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  5. Beautiful shot! As someone who is looking into getting into lighting (but struggling with the cost), I would love to read more about fashioning my own inexpensive lighting setup using stuff I can find at Home Depot.

    January 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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