Laura on the bed

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At least the bed is a legitimate set for glamour photography. It also lets you play with the environment, props and setting.

glamour shooting model lights laura Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Lighting Diagram

This is actually shot in a space within my studio. The area is a white walled area with a window space. It can be dressed as a bedroom, sitting room, office, or any other kind of space.

The key thing is the light behind the window - which is covered in diffuser material - is burnt out to give that outdoor sunshine feel.

The lights to the front in the case are typical main and fill lights from softboxes. When shooting glamour I tend not to have too much contrast in my images.

glamour shooting model lights laura Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Some very classic or "cheesy" posing depending on your viewpoint. This style of glamour photographer clearly has a mold to conform to.

If you are shooting by commission you need to be clear what sort of glamour look you are aiming for.

glamour shooting model lights laura Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

And don't forget to move around the space and the bed. Shoot across, shoot down, shoot along, shoot headshots and let the model work the space, sitting, lying, kneeling and so on.

Model: Laura Summer

 
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