Fashion & Boudoir inspired photo session w/ model Anita DeBauch

Photographing a model for your own portfolio is a fun way of experimenting with different lighting styles and techniques. It’s a low-pressure scenario where you can take chances, and spend time honing something – all the better to become more confident with lighting  and posing. It’s really the only way to become a better photographer, continually playing and shooting.

I met up with British model Anita de Bauch (Facebook page  / website) in my studio for a day. She brought along various outfits, from cutesy vintage lingerie to out-there latex outfits. With all that in play, we went through a wide range of looks, from Art Nude to Boudoir. The lighting ranged from gentle available light streaming into the studio, all the way to dramatic lighting in a freight elevator. So with this set of photos there’s no specific theme or look, other than perhaps, “fun”. I really like the look and the range of images we created together. Have a look!

 

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1 Jeff Woodall May 17, 2014 at 4:00 am

Superb as always Neil, I particularly like the fur coat closeup shot (great lighting) and the following shot. I’d love to see the lighting setup and use of filters.

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2 mike May 17, 2014 at 6:40 am

Love the elevator stuff!! one video light???

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3 Ardean Peters July 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Love love love the 2nd image of her. Beautiful work 🙂

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4 Stacie Frazier September 16, 2014 at 10:43 am

Beautiful set of images, Neil! I’m swooning over these!

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5 Anita De Bauch July 31, 2016 at 6:53 am

How did I only just see this blog?? I LOVE these photos, Neil! X

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