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Lighting for Boudoir and Glamour

with Lou Freeman

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About The Class

Create sultry, glamorous photos with an industry legend

In this workshop, award-winning fashion and glamour photographer Lou Freeman, who has shot more than 500 campaigns for Playboy, will walk you through the fine arts of glamour and boudoir photography, including the techniques specific to both categories. You'll learn how to shoot from a variety of angles, when to shoot in hard and soft light, and how to use speedlights for powerful highlights. Lou will walk you through blockbuster boudoir concepts, from edgy black-and-white shoots to vintage, pastel beauty shoots.

Lou will unpack 35+ years of industry knowledge, arming you with a treasure trove of techniques and creative concepts to take your photography to the next level.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01


  2. 02

    Make Light Your Obsession

  3. 03

    Six Classic Lighting Styles

    Lou explains six classic lighting styles used in glamour and boudoir photography.

  4. 04

    Shoot: Girl Next Door

  5. 05

    Shoot: Vintage Boudoir

  6. 06

    Shoot: Edgy Boudoir

  7. 07

    Shoot: Retro Boudoir

  8. 08

    Shoot: Rembrandt Beauty Boudoir

  9. 09

    General Q&A

  10. 10

    Canon Speedlite Demo

  11. 11

    Inspiration on Demand

  12. 12

    Staying Inspired

  13. 13

    Shoot: DIY Warehouse Glamour

  14. 14

    Shoot: Euro Fashion Forward

  15. 15

    Shoot: Modern Masquerade Ball

  16. 16

    Shoot: Dark Artistic Glamour Look

  17. 17

    Get Noticed


Meet Your Expert

Lou Freeman

"Lou Freeman has practiced the art of fashion, glamour, fine interior and product photography for three decades. Her clients are among the most respected and recognized names in America and Europe. Her work is both powerful and visionary and has ... read more

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83% of students recommend this class.
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  • Creativelive Student

    December 2014

    Lou is one of the most inspiring photographers Ive seen on Creative live. When I watch her, its like watching a great guitar player... in that, she hears the music before she ever plays it. Lighting and posing flows out of her with incredible ease. She inspires me so much! No fluff here, just pure maximum quality info and inspiration. Id love to meet her some day just to thank her for what she has given.

  • francief


    December 2015

    Lou is one of my favorites. Although I shoot primarily woman, I don't do Boudoir. I love her calm, methodical style, and attention to detail. I respect that she always makes her women look elegant and empowered instead of objectifying them. Her images are sensitive and beautiful and I can't wait to watch her again today! I learned so much from her..

  • Bridget Murphy

    Bridget Murphy

    May 2015

    I am amazed at how much information Lou gives away here. Her knowledge of the craft is extremely apparent and the end product is always stunning. I could watch this over and over for its ideas and inspiration.

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