Get your sexy on with a DIY boudoir shoot!
So you’re looking to take some sexy photos of yourself, but you’re not sure how to go about it? Luckily, doing your own boudoir shoot doesn’t have to be intimidating—especially with these step-by-step instructions that will help you achieve beautiful results! Whether you choose to hire a professional photographer or go solo, this guide to doing your own DIY boudoir shoot will tell you everything you need to know.
What equipment do I need?
-Camera: There are many different types of cameras that you can use for DIY shoots. The best option is to get a DSLR camera and make sure that you have the basic lenses for it (50mm, 28mm, and 85mm). You can also rent cameras if you don’t want to buy one. It’s important to find out what camera will work best for the type of photography that you want to do. For DIY boudoir photography, a DSLR camera with the three basic lenses should be good enough to get quality photos.
What should I wear?
Do you have some lingerie that’s just too beautiful to wait until the honeymoon? Do you have some favorite items of clothing that are way too risque for the office? Whatever it is, if you’re going to do a DIY boudoir shoot, you’ll need to find some way to be comfortable in what you’re wearing. A lot of women will wear their favorite undergarments or anything they feel sexy in and then layer clothes over top. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but you should make sure everything matches. If you don’t want anyone else around while doing this DIY boudoir photography project, consider shooting at night with lamps or candles as your only source of light.
Create an aura of mystery
Boudoir photography is all the rage these days. And why not? With social media and dating apps, we’re all going to see each other naked eventually. Maybe you have a girlfriend who’s been bugging you for months to do this shoot, or maybe it’s just something you’ve always wanted to try out. Either way, it’s time to get your sexy on and set up that DIY boudoir photoshoot. You might be surprised at how easy it is! All you need is some decent lighting and one of your most flattering outfits.
The final touches
-Hire a professional makeup artist.
-Hire a professional hair stylist for up-dos, curls and braids.
-Invest in some flattering lingerie and heels.
-Pick out some natural looking flowers to place in the scene.
-Set up the room where you’ll take photos according to how you want it to look in the final product. For instance, if you have a headboard, drape fabric over it. Make sure there is lots of light coming into the room so that your skin doesn’t appear too dark or too pale. Arrange furniture as needed or desired and make sure everything is clean before photographing.
Choosing the right camera settings
Different shots require different camera settings and it can be hard to know which ones are best. If you want to do a DIY boudoir photography session, it’s best to think about what kind of shots you want beforehand so that you can pick the right camera settings for the job. For example, if you’re doing a full body shot like this one, there’s no need to focus on anything other than ISO and shutter speed: ISO should be set as low as possible (ideally 100), and shutter speed should ideally be at least 1/250th of a second. These two factors control how much light gets into the sensor, which in turn dictates how sharp and crisp the photo will appear. You may also want to consider using a tripod or timer-setting app like Long Exposure on an iPhone, so that there’s less chance of motion blur from any potential hand shake during exposure time.
Tips for shooting
- Set up the room to be in complete darkness, except for one light source that will provide backlight and not cast any shadows.
- Situate the subject so that she’s facing away from the camera, with her legs spread apart and her arms resting above her head or grasping onto the back of a chair.
- Place the camera at eye level, making sure there is no space between it and the subject’s body so that it captures all of the curves. 4. Position the camera close to the subject, taking care not to use too much depth of field, meaning everything should be in focus and you shouldn’t need more than two feet of distance between the camera and subject. 5. Once you have finished shooting, edit your photos with filters like copper or amber. Also add other effects like vignetting or graininess to create different looks. And remember, these pictures are just for you- no need to worry about clothing because it can always be added later through Photoshop! That being said, if you want some help deciding what to wear while getting dolled up before the shoot, here are some tips: choose something lacy, lingerie styled, or nude-colored; avoid anything with high necks or long sleeves; and make sure whatever underwear is chosen accentuates your waistline.