Boudoir on the Edge

Lesson 7 of 10

Boudoir Posing with Opal Peachy

 

Boudoir on the Edge

Lesson 7 of 10

Boudoir Posing with Opal Peachy

 

Lesson Info

Boudoir Posing with Opal Peachy

Okay, so, here's the next one. So this is something I'm big into. I really like body suits. The things I like about bodysuits. Um, so we keep bodysuits in our studio. There are two things you can use a shi boo product, which is a it's, a thong that doesn't have straps. It sticks to the front sticks of back with sort of this gel. Um, or what she's wearing is just a g string thong. We ask every single one of our clients to bring a g c calling toe where it they like about the body suits is you basically complete anybody in a bodysuit. And if they're black, really helps to write. If you're trying to, you know, um, hide a little bit of something, a body's, he's gonna be able to do that. So we have a lot of body suits, and honestly, I just like the way body seats look. So they used them a lot. Um, so going with that, um, but their scenes that, like I was showing you before there's. Other things you want to use as much of your space is possible. I tend to spend a lot of time on the bed just b...

ecause I like the lighting in our studio where the bed is but you really want to try and use this much space as possible and use it in as many different ways as possible. So one thing would be can you go on your knees here and then you're always there. Okay, so this is what I mean in terms of how it's just boxy, right? This is what your client's going to do. They're just going to go into this position and you have to tweak them at this point. So back your knees up please put them right together. You need great back them up even more than me in for it. Now pop your butt up in there. Great. Now lift one foot in here but keep your knee down. Sorry. Switch it now go back. Ok, look over your shoulder and back. Great. Okay, so again I'm stretching her out. I have legs at different positions. This allows to have more length for her. It takes away the boxing this of her. Then I might even stretch your arms all the way out, so go all the way out and then lean forward just a little bit more great and that stretch your arms out again and look over your back great and then I'm going to shoot this from a bunch of different angles I'm going to shoot from this angle I'm gonna shoot with actually drop your foot just a little bit on a shoot with her button focus and look back more and then again it has that sort of breaking the fourth wall it's the very inviting image there and then I'll come over here and shoot it from this signed again still having her look back at it because I want that that's the emphasis that I want that I'm also going to shoot it from this way because I'm going to just get just here everybody wants a great butt shot every client, every album we do if there are butt shots they have I don't know brianna how many butt shots which you put in a novel at least twenty five percent? Yeah, yeah, so twenty five percent in an album will be but shots s o they want but shots so I'm trying to figure out the many ways that I could give them that, um so the other thing and then they make eye contact like look at me little smirk and then turn your head just a little bit now this thing you could do with the hands if you don't want them just always stretched out is bring both your hands to your hair on that side and then grab it great and then look down again get your lips great pull your hair up a little bit more for me great and then looked down shoulders back great so again it just gives their hands something do you always want their hands doing something sick? Sort of think about it as from head to toe you've got hair to play with uh if they're wearing any jewelry you have that to play with, you have lips, you have brought straps you have underwear, you can even play with stockings so you kind of from head to toe you always want to be giving their hands something to do dead hands kill a photo because they're just that you really want you know we were talking before it's all or nothing imposing you want it to be all or nothing you don't want to just be opposed and they're just laying there you need to commit to the post so example of that? Can you lay on your back for me had here if he'd done there okay stretch your legs down a little bit but not all the way keep abandon them so that's one thing another thing put your leg totally straight actually I see this a lot in photos that does nothing for whatsoever having a flat leg bend your leg a little bit and then point toe down bend a little bit more great way better looks better gives her shape our chuppah as much as you can great again then we give her shape go on the top so here's the thing he would be opposed that I would typically see that I would critique so drop your body drop your leg and now the other one then the other one great but dropped this one down this is what I would say this is something I see a lot that I critique a lot is this pose um this is sort of just yeah you've put them in a pose but you've done nothing with it so then bend your leg great point the toes are chip as much as you can go on the top of your head even close your eyes open your mouth grab your hair at the science great this pose is very obvious theo open mouth breathing through a mouth how much she's arched up her legs look a lot better now we got a lot big curve here is well the other thing she could do is your that's your right arm bring your right arm out and grabbed the bed grab the sheets gray and pull out them great I like to do that a lot as well is pulling out the sheets it just again it's committing to the pose you shouldn't don't half ass oppose if you want if you want to say something with that post then say it and again asking your client to do this it's not like I'm asking them hey can you are chopped and make it look like you're having an orgasm right now which is what would be the creepy thing to say to somebody I've done it exactly how we do it with a client there was nothing weird about me asking her to bend your leg are chopping go on the top of the head and breathe through your mouth there's nothing weird about that whatsoever so they don't think about it um you can relax um go on your side for me towards me great, but sit up with your hand down great back up a little bit form and move that way a little bit for me. Great. Okay so this is another big problem area that I see bringing this lego port and then put that window and amend this life I will see this as a pose with those legs her legs that is doing nothing for her legs it's making her look stubby sorry um and it's it's just it's awkward she like her leg's broken right now so bring this leg stretched it out a little bit bring this like on top great then this like just a little bit his bottom one not so much come on a little bit put this foot back on your calf great pop your butt chest out great so don't pull towards just pop it backwards. Great. Bring both hands closer together in front. Yeah, bring that other one in a little bit. Uh, put that one back for me. Great. Chest out, shoulders back. Bring that foot back on your cuff. Great. Now we actually get one long line and tight stomach for me. Great. You get one long line. It also allows her this knee. If someone doesn't have a lot of muscle control, they can use this need toe push their hip back. So instead of telling a pop the bottle, say, push your hip and you'll see it just gives them that much more of a curve there. And then they look way longer and said, and then then again, there's really easy ways to tweak this drop down to your elbow. Great. Another shot took me two seconds to get another shot for the client. Stretch your arm all the way out. Yeah, you might have to move down because of a bet. Okay, stretched out. Great. I'll bring it back to your head. Great. So with this, I don't like them to hold their head. I find it kind of lazy. So what I'll do is bring your hand behind your hair and go like that so behind it, though. Great so they're not actually holding their head and allows them especially like she doesn't have a lot of hair so allows her to have a bit more of a fuller field with her hair and it also allows if they have a lot of hair that it really makes the emphasis on the hair if I want to even push this further he fix this road here if I want to push the see no further again have that next step of having an image is turn your head that way put your hand right in the middle of your head that they grab your hair though crais and chin way up but keep it straight for me so I'm gonna move you okay like that not chan wake up, open your mouth and look straight down ok we grab this shit for me really pull out it so right there simple tweak again I'm not asking you to do anything weird I've just taken him from one position to a next position the open mouth thing and breathing through the mouth is really your key to take a photo to the next level sort of thing and it really helps to not feel you're never at one point feeling like oh, I'm asking you to do something really weird right now uh keep flip over on your back for me okay go right to the middle of the bed spread ginny's on your feet great archway up for me. Great. So it's, the other one grabbed hold the inside of your thigh. Great. A little bit lower. Great. Just one hand the other hand, go up into your hair, turn your head towards them for me, please. Great chin, ueo perfect. And then look down towards your lips. Perfect. So, that's, the other thing um, people, I have been told that I shoot people touching themselves. I don't. This is when I'm shooting, they're holding their thighs. So again, I'm not asking them to do anything other than hold their thigh, um, into them. They don't think anything of holding their five already asked, um, to do a bunch of things, so they're not thinking anything of it. And this makes a big implication, right? Like, if she even lifted her chin even more and then breathe through your mouth again, it just gives that much more of an implication of it. And sometimes we'll even like she took a big breath there. I'll ask for a big breath because I want the chest a lift and I want to get that sort of movement without a still photo. Okay, I'm gonna leave you and ask you if you have any questions for because I want brandon to bill to come back and do her this is absolutely fantastic I want to give some feedback from beth olsen creative in portland, who said this is amazing I've never been able to find a class that showed exactly the steps to go through usually forced to just talk about these kinds of positions and pose is so thank you um we do have some questions I no we we we don't have a ton of time anymore, but one of the questions was throughout this in terms of setting the mood this from amara photos do you let clients see the shoot it's see the shots during the shoot for review or does that kind of not that I have never shown anybody the back of my cameron eleven years it's like hd, right? Like we look good to each other right now, but if I took your photo and then edit it, you would see every pore in your skin no matter how small a woman is, they're goingto have cellulite and so there's no point in me showing them that image I want them to see the final product and be proud of that we don't liquefy it's all done through posing you know you find your angles again, it's all about stretching them out so I want them to be proud of who they are and what they look like and if I show them the back of the camera that mike, what if it kills their confidence, like that's, really important to understand that this can make or break people? And I have. I had people that come to us who have told us horror stories about that. They had boudoir photos done and how horrible it took them years to go back to do a shoot again, because they felt so horrible about themselves. Okay, so you know that, brandon, come on, unless you guys have any questions before I go off, okay, you're gonna give a big thank you to our models.

Class Description

Join Ewan and Brianna Phelan for Boudoir on the Edge and learn about their unique approach to shooting boudoir photography.

Brianna and Ewan see creativity as a planned process rather than the result of spur of the moment inspiration. In this class, they’ll discuss how they apply this philosophy to their work and how it shapes the way Ewan shoots. The pair will also discuss how they’ve integrated their wedding business and boudoir shoots, while protecting the artistic integrity of their work. Ewan will examine a selection of images and explain how he came to that pose and what each element in the image does to promote what that photo is trying to say.

You will walk away from Boudoir on the Edge with a new appreciation for the art of boudoir and skills for integrating an artistic sensibility into your business.

Reviews

Hassan Hussein
 

This is an amazing class. The best I have seen so far on the art and business of boudoir photography. Brianna and Ewan covered very difficult subjects in this class in a very effective, professional, informative, and entertaining way. I loved how they addressed the human sexuality in the most beautiful way in relation to art of boudoir photography. It was fascinating to see how Ewan was able to get the models to pose into very sexy and beautiful poses by providing clear instructions in a very respectful manner. Brianna was very informative on how to run a successful boudoir business. I sincerely believe that both Ewan and Brianna shared many of the secrets of the trade that they learned over many years which made their boudoir business a success story.

a Creativelive Student
 

I bought this as an online course, and I was very pleased with it and felt like it was worth the investment. From reading other reviews, you can see that other students have their own opinions based upon their own expectations and interests, and my review is the same. I was more interested in the art of the photography and the posing of the models, and I was very pleased with that part and would have liked to have seen a little more of that and less of the business side. However, I thought the information on the business, marketing, contracts, legal etc. to be very informative and helpful if I wanted to do this commercially. I would recommend that they shorten the first lesson by editing some of their own personal journey and opinions, the latter appearing unnecessarily defensive. I thought one reviewer was unfairly critical of Ewan's "control". I appreciated his directness and instructions, and I think this reviewer may have reflected some of her own issues about either males or control issues. Overall, it was highly informative, and I highly recommend the course. Just go in knowing you're going to be exposed to the business side, as well as the creative side.