March 29th, 2012
Day 2 of 2 in Stuttgart was a continuous light session. Boudoir photography is big business in Germany and I showed how I craft exciting pictures from just 1 or 2 Lupolux lights or Arris.
Once again the location for the day was the amazing Park Studio run by Bernhard Frei and Stephan Glathe. Stephan is a master beauty photographer in his own right and I am grateful to him for letting me loose in his hand crafted sets. Here are a few of my pictures. Our model was Tiffany Sachs from Seka Models. It is worth noting that Tiffany is the current miss Germany runner-up and it is not hard to see why.
Femme Fatale is all about the alluring nature of women. Boudoir, on the other hand tends to have little or no emotion and often relies on anonymity to work well. Put too much emotion or the wrong type of look into the pictures and the whole genre can slip into glamour. I mixed and matched my work a little to suit my delegates.
I have found that in most circumstances the most beautiful and sensual images tend to be the least revealing in terms of clothing. I gauge the moment and select clothes to suit my model or client. The best shots come from the most relaxed and confident moments. Sheer fabrics and implied nude poses make for great pictures.
Stephan has kindly invited me back to Stuttgart to rerun these workshops at his amazing studio facilities. I felt that both models worked well and by the end of each day I’d struck a good rapport with them. I’d be happy to re book either of them and indeed Wlada my other favourite German model. If you would like to be part of these workshops please do contact Blaise my PA for more information. If demand is there, I will return.
Blaise is always open to suggestions so if you have access to a fabulous location and can help arrange a workshop please do get in touch.
Please feel free to comment on these pictures below.