Synopses & Reviews
"Cultivating sex appeal and looking great naked is not about crash dieting or Photoshop, but rather is about a woman’s attitude, confidence, playful personality, and feeling good in her own skin.”
–Christa Meola, boudoir photographer
In this greatly anticipated book The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women, pro photographer Christa Meola goes beyond photography instruction to include detailed information on how to help women look and feel beautiful by cultivating their sex appeal. This beautifully illustrated guide will not only enhance your understanding of how to bring out the best in every woman, but also sharpen your photography skills in order to capture her successfully.
Whether shooting with a pro model, plain-Jane, curvy gal, or soccer mom, Christa gets to know her subject intimately in order to help her look and feel beautiful, sexy, and confident. Christa shares her personal tips and techniques throughout the entire process, creating an amazing experience that produces photographs packed with emotion. She covers every step in creating a successful boudoir shoot, including how to prepare a subject who has never posed before, coaching sensual movement, beautiful lighting setups with minimal equipment, how to flatter every figure, and more. With “Before and After” profiles and “Do and Don’t” scenarios throughout, essential lists, practical tips for male photographers, metadata for every shot, as well as post-processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, this book offers clear and inspiring instruction.
The Art of Boudoir Photography is about transformation. It’s about cultivating sex appeal and enthusiastic positivity. It’s that jolt of confidence and bolt of sexual prowess to tease out of your subject. It’s for each woman to recognize her individual beauty, provide an opportunity for her to break through her comfort zone, honor her body, and celebrate femininity. For photographers with varying levels of experience, this book is for you–to appreciate and embrace boudoir photography, enhance your understanding of what it is, what it can do for women, and most importantly, how to have fun with it!
Boudoir photography is an exciting challenge for a woman to release her inhibitions and reveal her true self: who she is, who she can be, and who she wants to be. For photographers like Christa Meola, the challenge is to honor the subject with the best possible pictures. This book is about bringing out the absolute best in every single woman who steps in front of the camera to create an amazing and unforgettable experience with images that are packed with emotion.
The boudoir photography market is currently enjoying a huge surge in popularity. As more and more women of all ages are seeking out this unique service, new and established photographers are adding boudoir to their business.
This book is not a camera manual or a post-production workbook, but rather a book for photographers with varying levels of experience to appreciate and embrace boudoir photography, enhance their understanding of what it is, what it can do for women, and how to have fun with it.
Pro photographer Christa Meola covers everything from equipment and lighting, to posing and composition, to post-processing and presenting images to the client. With before/after and do/don’t scenarios throughout the book, as well as top-ten lists, copious illustrations, and metadata information for every shot provided, this book offers clear instruction with beautiful photos throughout.
About the Author
has enjoyed life behind the camera since she was six years old. Her childhood passion has developed into a career. She opened a photography studio in Los Angeles, began teaching fellow professional photographers, and traveled internationally for commissioned portraits. While her sensibility has matured to reflect the soul of a woman, her child-like sense of adventure and exuberant spirit remains. A born and raised Jersey girl, Christa currently lives and works in New York City. She offers online workshops during the year as well as private photo shoots and Boudoir Parties. You can find out more about Christa and these great opportunities on her blog at ChristaMeola.com.