Friday, January 13, 2012
eBook: The Art of Boudoir Photography with Speedlights
Today I bring you another great eBook written by boudoir and fellow photographer Michael Zelbel.
The ebook got some great features and examples to use your small strobes in the Art of Boudoir photography. It's more of a Cookbook for improving Your Boudoir photography that you can download right here, is 74 pages full of recipes.
Awesome photography in any bedroom
- use simple and absolutely reliable lighting setups
- return from your shoot with posh professional photos
- make your boudoir models really proud
Over the years photographer Michael Zelbel developed a method to shoot wonderful beauty photos with a set of lighting gear, that is so small, it fits into my hand luggage when traveling. It's easy to use and enabled him to walk into any bedroom and turn it into a stage for breathtaking boudoir photos within minutes.
Packed with actionable tips and tricks
In the eBook he walks you through the way he performs his boudoir photo shoots.
All you need to do is follow the 6-step approach that he is providing you with:
1. basics like the right lighting gear and lenses for a bedroom
2. lingerie and clothes which work vs. things that do not work
3. the lighting setups which deliver the best results
4. poses for every model, from standard to creative
5. how to find the best camera angle
6. the common mistakes to avoid
This is all you need to put a big happy smile onto the face of your client or model.
However, he don't want you to stop there. he'd like you to develop your photography much further.
That's why he added a final chapter which motivates you to create new shooting ideas and add new highlights to your portfolio on a regular basis. Sure, the shooting ideas, lighting setups, poses, techniques and tricks in the first chapters are a lot of fun, but the real satisfaction will come once you put the last chapter into practice.
Why this ebook is different
Too many tutorials on beauty photography feature examples photos which are a selection of the top photos from the portfolio of the author.
The lucky photos that he was able to shoot when everything came together and light and pose turned out ideal for the featured model. In some cases he even shows example photos for specific lighting setups, which obviously had been taken with a different setups then the ones presented in the book he have also noticed that when discussing lighting setups, authors often used example photos which were obviously taken with slightly different setups.
This ebook is an extremely honest book. Michael used ONE SINGLE photo shoot to demonstrate all his lighting setups, all poses, clothes and techniques discussed in the book.
He did not hire a model for the shoot, he simply asked his wife to demonstrate everything for you. He also did not rent the presidential suite, simply executed the shoot in his home bedroom.
Are all poses and clothes ideal for his wife? No. Not at all, not even the majority. Are all lighting setups ideal for tiny bedrooms? Of course not. But instead of selecting perfect examples from his portfolio, he simply used the photos from this one shoot and he refrained from doing extensive Photoshop that usually would give the photos the perfect touch.
When you pick your techniques from this book, then you see what you will get. Nothing more, nothing less.
Free Bonus: Posing Cheat Sheet
As a practical help for shooting boudoir photos, he also made a quick little posing cheat sheet with 60 great examples for posing and framing your boudoir photos.
You can use this sheet as inspiration, or for aligning on ideas and poses with your client or model.
If you buy the ebook right here and now, the boudoir cheat sheet is free.
You can download it right with the eBook itself, so what are you waiting for grab this opportunity now if you are into Boudoir Photography or planning to start it out!!!
Here are a quick overview of what you will get inside the eBook:
About Michael Zelbel
Michael is a fantastic German fellow photographer with studio in Dusseldorf that started is passion for Boudoir with his Chinese wife (the one you can contemplate in this eBook).
He started in 2005 and since then he been growing as a photographer and a passionate into Boudoir and Fashion photography. He is also a share and writer photographer about it's experiences with small portable flashes in his great blog SMOKING STROBES where you can learn some great tips and how to videos about his lighting and compositions.
Take a look at his work and follow him over the below links:
Personal Webpage (Michael Zelbel)
How to Videos
Do not let pass this opportunity to get this awesome eBook. Click on any link on this page or use the right side bar banner to download it.