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Environmental Boudoir Portraits: No More Same Old Same Old (VIDEO)

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Maybe you're already a boudoir photographer and your images look like everything else out there. Or perhaps you want to get started with an easy technique that doesn't require a studio or complicated lighting setups. In either case, the video below is for you.

Instructor Sal Cincotta is a highly respected portrait and wedding photographer who's not afraid to do things differently.  He's also an adept educator known for "no-nonsense, straight to the point" tutorials. In this quick episode he explains why and how to shoot outdoor boudoir portraits with a unique look.

This lesson kicks off with something you may have thought yourself: "I am so tired of seeing the same pictures, the same scenes, and the same sets. Somebody's in a bed, somebody's laying over a couch, somebody's laying on the stairs with their rear-end up in the sky." Sound familiar?

Cincotta explains how to get out of your comfort zone and take a different approach to shoot uncommon and impressive boudoir photos that really grab attention. In less than six minutes you'll learn how to work with light, use a simple reflector when you confront both hard and soft backlight, and even how to shoot from a rooftop.

Like most pros Cincotta is motivated by pleasing clients and capturing images that sell. And as he says, "different is what sells." Even if you’re an amateur unconcerned with sales, the same concept applies for capturing stunning boudoir photos that will make you and your model proud.

While watching Cincotta's behind-the-scenes-session as he describes how to get the job done, pay close attention to how he directs the model and the poses that work best. That way you can emulate these important components of a successful shoot yourself.

Cincotta is shooting from a rooftop that's perfect for his style of pulling back for a more expansive view that tells a story by including the environment—and in this case there's a very interesting background to his scene.

He's shooting at sunset with soft backlight that's great for flattering images. Best yet for all you newbies out there, all he uses is his camera, one lens, and a simple reflector. Of course he has a pretty model for a subject, but we'll leave that one up to you.

Bottom line: If you thought a bunch of expensive lights were required to capture stunning boudoir photographs, Cincotta's stunning imagery will quickly change your mind. He has over two million subscribers on his instructional YouTube channel, so be sure to take a look.

And don't miss the tutorial we posted from another accomplished pro recently, explaining how to harness the power of complimentary colors for the best photo edits ever.

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Photographer Tips when working with new models

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If you're a new model, or if you're a photographer getting ready for a shoot with an inexperienced model- things can be nerve-wracking! In this video, watch as Brett Seeley goes over some pre-shoot tips with a model getting ready to shoot a style that she wasn't used to. Please feel free to ask any questions on his YouTube Channel  and check out examples of his work on his Instagram: 
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Photographer Turns LEGO Bricks Into Foods and Things

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Back in November 2015, Polish photographer Michał Kulesza decided to start a daily photo project in which he would shoot one creative photo involving LEGO bricks every day. He decided to capture the famous bricks as everyday foods and objects.

Kulesza ended up shooting these LEGO photos for 135 straight days.

“In my work I just wanted to make people smile,” the photographer writes.

You can find more of Kulesza’s work on his website, Behance, Facebook, and Instagram.

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nickorloff
2704 days ago
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Like this?
Melbourne (most of the time)

Linguistics Club

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If that's too easy, you could try joining Tautology Club, which meets on the date of the Tautology Club meeting.
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effingunicorns
3144 days ago
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I'M ELIGIBLE thank you eighth-grade English.
Repton
3147 days ago
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Biannual = 2x per year
Sesquiannual = 1.5x per year = every 8 months
phlebas
3147 days ago
Isn't 2x per year "semiannual" and biannual once per two years?
reconbot
3147 days ago
They're interchangeable unfortunately
irvinklein
3147 days ago
wikipedia...three times in any 2 year period, as against Sesquiennual which is twice in any three year period
dukeofwulf
3147 days ago
"Biennial" is once per two years.
phlebas
3146 days ago
I see the problem. "Biennial" and "Biannual" mean "once per two years" and "twice a year," respectively. Sorry for the confusion. I think I won't join the linguistics club :)
dukeofwulf
3145 days ago
Haha! Don't feel bad, I had to look it up.
alt_text_bot
3147 days ago
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If that's too easy, you could try joining Tautology Club, which meets on the date of the Tautology Club meeting.
shrodes
3147 days ago
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Sesquiannual is every 18 months, now we can all join :)
Melbourne, Australia

Darkness

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This was actually wish #406. Wish #2 was for him to lose the ability to remember that each new wish wasn't my first.
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nickorloff
3627 days ago
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And in other news ....
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zippy72
3639 days ago
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alt-text: This was actually wish #406. Wish #2 was for him to lose the ability to remember that each new wish wasn't my first.
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WHAT’S ON YOUR WASHING LINE, FUCKTARDS?

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WHAT’S ON YOUR WASHING LINE, FUCKTARDS?

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nickorloff
3837 days ago
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Says it all. #cycling
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