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Boudoir and Pinup for the Real Woman

Boudoir and Pinup for the Real Woman... by Sue Altenburg

As a working photographer in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years I've literally photographed thousands of everyday women who want to look like the women they see in magazines, TV and movies. Photographing women of all shapes, sizes and ages requires skill in clothing selection, posing and lighting to flatter every subject. For boudoir and pin up sessions my personal motto is "if it looks good show it-if it doesn't hide it". By choosing flattering outfits, corrective posing, lighting and strategic placement of props and fabrics you can make any subject appear thinner and more proportioned. During our day together I will use a live model to demonstrate my best selling poses in boudoir and pinup and lighting to accent the female form. Whether you are new to boudoir and pinup photography or just want to brush up your skills I'm sure you'll find some great information to take home!

Some of the topics we'll cover are:

  • Corrective posing to make every woman look their best

  • The lingerie primer-what every photographer should know

  • Fun with pinup-popular themes, styles and props

  • Use of props, clothing and fabrics to conceal trouble spots

  • Lighting to accent the female form.

  • Simple set building to create mood in your studio

  • Photoshop for boudoir and pinup: quick corrections, softening skin, use of special brushes and shapes for pinups

  • The psychology of selling to women

Dublin, Ireland - 22 September

Glasgow, Scotland - 25 September

Chester, England - 27 September

Featured Location Seminar - John Denton - Street Safari

Day: Wednesday 15th Jan 2014
Price: Members £160/Non-Members £240

This event has fast become a tradition at Convention and one of the 'must have' tickets. This is the third time we have run it and it sells out every time. Starting out in late afternoon you'll work in a range of beautiful, and not so beautiful, locations to create a variety of images that blend artificial light from flash with the city lights. You will also look at posing and styling the models to produce fantastic images.


Featured Location Seminar - John Denton - Street Safari

The Digital Imaging Roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the photographic industry and gain education from a series of seminars.

You can attend these days free of charge and each one includes three seminars from leading photographers and lecturers from around the UK.

Upcoming Events -

5 September 2013 - Bradford
17 September 2013 - Norwich
10 October 2013 - Solihull
28 October 2013 - Exeter
4 November 2013 - Southampton
28 November 2013 - Maidstone
8 April 2014 - Dunadry
16 April 2014 - Bolton
11 June 2014 - Falkirk

REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE TICKETS TODAY! www.thesocieties.net/roadshows/


Nikon launch new DX-format zoom lens

One Vision Imaging launch new wall display product

Metz expand range of spotlighting accessories

Nikon launch new entry-level Speedlight - Nikon SB-300

Sporting Action Photographic Competition - Winners Announced

Fujifilm unveils Student Awards 2013 winner

Nikon announces COOLPIX L620

Chic Fashion Photographic Competition - Winners Announced

Nikon announces COOLPIX S6600

Our Colourful World Photography Competition - Winners Announced

Street Scene Photographic Competition Winners Announced

Alan Roderick successful Licentiate submission (LSWPP)

Ian Stacey successful Licentiate submission (LSWPP)

Chris Yates successful Associate submission (ASIFGP)

Jonathan Yearsley successful Licentiate submission (LSIFGP)

Trevor Stafford successful Licentiate submission (LSINWP)

The Societies' Forum

Keeping in touch with fellow photographers on The Societies Forum, we believe is one of the most significant benefits of membership.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, forum membership gives you the opportunity to:

  • Be at the forefront of knowledge sharing and best practice thinking
  • Keep up to date with current photo issues
  • Debate with experts in specialist areas
  • Network with other photographers
  • Add to your continuous professional development

If you have lost you username and password please use the password reminder system, using your email address:

The weekly competitions are popular with the members. Each week a new theme is selected for both the Wedding and General competitions and members are able to vote for the winning image from the previous weeks entries.



Christopher Grey's Advanced Lighting Techniques

Flash Techniques for Location Portraiture

Painting with Light: Lighting and Photoshop Techniques

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