In this installement I will explore together with you Body Painting as a form of creative expression. A key success factor for a venture such as this is…patience. But you will see that it’s totally worth the wait! Model Oli went through a series of dance moves and presented a veritable kaleidoscope by twisting and posing her body in a variety of positions.
When we think about rules of composition in Sexy Women Photography, there are a few things that are always talked about like the “Rule of Thirds” for composition or “C/S/IS” Curves in model posing. But almost nobody talks about the power of the triangle in photo composition. My purpose here is to call your attention to a powerful visual concept that is known to artistic composition generally, but which doesn’t seem to get talked about nearly as much as it merits in sexy women photography.
The time I started to embrace sexy portraiture more intensively, I also began to explore ideas for different backdrops. One particular concept was to build a beautiful flower wall that can be used in various ways: fresh & frisky or a subtle romantic. Both styles rely on the exact same backdrop but they get polished differently by tweaking lighting design and image looks in post.
Sometimes it is necessary for me to setup a little test shoot, be it to experiment with a new shooting concept or because I’m having a new model on my list. With Nici Dee, I found a new jewel for my list! I selected her to be the talent for my upcoming webinar „Contemporary Portraiture“ but I had to make sure that she is the one I was looking for.
This is Stephen Wong’s (Australia) sexy work. He’s a professional photographer shooting with gear from Canon. For lighting, Stephen mixes available light with Speedlites, strobes, and a variety of light modifiers.
This is Gary McIver’s (UK) sexy work. He’s an experienced amateur photographer shooting with gear from Canon. For lighting, Gary mixes available light with Speedlites from Godox and strobes from Pixapro.
This is Mischa Koorneef’s (Netherlands) sexy work. He’s a pro photographer, shooting with gear from Canon. For lighting Mischa used a cheap China video projector.
This is Thomas Schröer’s (Germany) sexy work. He’s an experienced amateur photographer, shooting with gear from Olympus. For lighting Thomas uses Profoto and Dedolight.