Posts Tagged ‘pin up photography’

Boudoir / Pin-Up Photography Gaining Popularity Among Military Wives

Hi There!  I found this article focusing on how pin-up photography is gaining popularity among military wives and wanted to share it with you. Photographer Angelita Ballada is featured.  From the article:

Boudoir photography harkens back to the pinup photos taken during the World War II era. The trend is popular in Fayetteville, Ballada said, among Army wives such as Bonnagio who have their photos taken in a tasteful but flirty fashion. Often, they’re gifts for their husbands who are deployed overseas.

“That’s actually 95 percent of everybody that comes to me,” Ballada said. “It doesn’t need to be sexy poses. It can be just natural. It’s all about how you portray yourself. You don’t need to wear lingerie to be have boudoir photography. You can wear a sexy dress and heels as long as its about yourself, about your body, about your beauty.”

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Lighting For Boudoir Photography

Hi There!  I just found this great article on lighting for boudoir photography and wanted to share.  Here’s a snippet:

The one type of photo session where I work the most at getting my lighting just right, is with a boudoir session.  I find these intimate photo sessions quite a challenge.  I have to get a variety of looks in a short time.  For this I have to not only concentrate on posing and angles but also concentrate on the lighting.  On top of that, I have to make sure my model or client is comfortable and relaxed at all times.  The session has to be fun and really show her off at her best.

I bring a variety of lighting equipment to these shoots – speedlights to be used on camera, and as a softbox setup.  I also favour  video lights.

But I keep the equipment portable and compact and easy to set up .. which means that I mostly use available light where I can.   By closely looking at the direction of the various light sources in a room, I can position my subject in relation to the light (eg, a window), or simply move the light source if it is a bedside table lamp.

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Photographer Christopher Gabello Recreating The Pin Up Varga Look

In this article from Professional Photographer, you will read about how Christopher Gabello is recreating the 1940’s Esquire magazine pin-up girl illustrations of painter Alberto Vargas.  Enjoy the article, and be sure to join us over at Shuttermom University for more photography business tips and coaching.  See you there!

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Pin Up Photography Promo

Check these videos about pin-up photography (two TV news segments about Florida’s House Of Vintage).  1940s style pin up photography is HOT right now and getting more and more popular.  Consider adding this style of photography to your portrait business!  For more info, be sure to check out The Boudoir Photographer’s Marketing Guide.  Enjoy the videos!

Chicago Photographer’s Pin-Up Portrait Business

This Chicago photographer has carved out a profitable niche for her business:  Pin Up Photography. “We’re trying to even out the playing field with things we’re bombarded by on a daily basis,” Stumpf said before a shoot. “How women should look in advertising, magazines, billboards. From a very young age we think, ‘I can never be like this’ or ‘How can I be like this?’ We say with the right care, makeup, photography and pose coaching, you can attain what you want.” For the full article, click here.

Smart Photographer In the News For Her Pin-Up Photography

Check out the priceless publicity that this photographer received with a story on her “How to Be a Pin Up Girl” classes featured on NBC in New York. Note:  the audio track is a little off in the video.  Enjoy, and I’ll see you over at for more photography business tips and coaching!

Fun Pin-Up Shoot for Charity Calendar

Looks like everyone had a fun time with this 1940’s / 1950’s style pin up shoot.   They made a calendar with the images and donated the proceeds to cancer research.

Pin-up / Boudoir photography is fun and profitable, too!  Check out the guide on the left for more info, and enjoy the video below.

New Photoshop Mama Video - Create A Promo Card

How to create a promo card template, do a popout and create a set of production Actions - new video from Photoshop Mama.  Enjoy the video at the end of this post, and remember to check out for more photography business coaching and tips!

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How To Create A 1940’s Style Hair-Do for Pin-Up Boudoir Photography

Do you specialize in “Pin-Up” style boudoir photography? If so, check out the tutorial below on how to create a 1940’s inspired hairstyle for your models!

The video under that one will also give you some good ideas!

Be sure to see the Boudoir Photographer’s Marketing Guide for tips on how to market these popular portraits!

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