Photographing sensuality, beauty incarnated, in specific workshops, each different from the other ... La Face, le masque, le boudoir....
Contemplons ce trésor de grâces florentines; Dans l’ondulation de ce corps musculeux L’Elégance et la Force abondent, sœurs divines. Cette femme, morceau vraiment miraculeux, Divinement robuste, adorablement mince, Est faite pour trôner sur des lits somptueux Et charmer les loisirs d’un pontife ou d’un prince.
(C. Baudelaire - "Le Masque", 1857)
Boudoir Photography is a very tasteful and elegant form of glamour photography. This line of photography is also a very rewarding financial add on for the portrait and wedding photographer. There are many aspects to take in to account when shooting Boudoir Photography, only one of which is technical ability. Understanding your client’s needs and making them feel relaxed is the hardest but most important aspect. Throughout the shooting session we will analyze and discuss how these elements simply contributes to the strength of your images and how easy is to convey a creative touch to them. In this peculiar kind of workshop our tutor will share tips and techniques from his experience in the movie industry, emphasizing the important aspects of the storytelling process in the images construction, such as create a story.
The workshop is open to both beginners and intermediate photographers and is limited to 8 participants in order to give all of you the possibility to get the most out of the evening and shoot in a relaxed and friendly studio environment.
Your day is spent in our professional studio learning. You will be taken through various lighting set ups from high key to the moody low key, easy set builds, using props posing advice, composition, basic retouching and using post production software with sales techniques.
The workshop is divided into several stages :
Schedule Presentation and introduction to the workshop
Outline of the chosen make up and styling
Explanation and preparation of the light setup
First shooting session
Short break and variation of the light setup
Doubts and questions
Second shooting session
The Tutor :
Luca Monti is an award-winning fashion and creative photographer. He is also a very well known printer for many of the most important photographers worldwide.
Luca was born in Roma, 1972. His career as an artist began whilst still at High School, and shortly following, offered solo and collective shows at the age of sixteen.
Luca has now been working in the photography industry for over 25 years; and is also continually active with events and talks, and invited to judge photography competitions.
Luca has been successfully teaching photography workshops for most of his career, refining and adapting his teaching techniques, collaborating with famous photography schools in Rome, Paris, NYC and in London and with a professional and talented creative team of models, wardrobe stylists, make-up artists and hair stylists.
Focus on technique : Continous Light
After fifty years of honorable service, 1962-2012, the original Ianiro Varibeam stands out again, with a look and new led technology. Varibeam led retains its exterior features, which made it famous: compact and distinctive red-orange color. These now embrace energy saving, enhanced with the Ianiro-exclusive low-consumption, high-efficiency LED array.
It is not important which camera you will bring along with you and we are very keen to welcome film cameras whether it is a 35mm camera or a medium format camera, arrangements can be made to hire cameras if you don’t own one or if you want to try something different, please ask when booking.
If you have a Compact, Hybrid or Bridge camera you can still take part in this course, we guarantee to show how to get fantastic pictures with all types of cameras.
We suggest to have a lens that will allow you to crop to half length and full length figure. This would ideally be a 24-70mm (Full frame) or 18-55mm (APS size).
We will provide you with a RF trigger to work with the studio flashes in our studio if you don’t have your own.
No need to worry, just bring your creativity and your passion for photography !
Time: from 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Model: Grace Gray - link to her web portfolio