The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

by Christa Meola


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The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women by Christa Meola

"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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321862709
Publisher: New Riders
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 781,337
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christa Meola 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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is easily one of the best books I have read on the subject of photography. Since boudior photog is a new direction for me, I did a little research. Christa's name came up again and again, I find her work to be incredibly beautiful and inspiring. Christa is a pro all the way. This book is packed with so much useful information and gets right to the heart of the matter. Christa is direct as she shares information, instilling confidence in the reader/photographer. From very first contact with the client to wrapping up their experience, this book addesses it all. She goes over specific questions and how to ask them to bring out the individuality and emotion in every client. I love that Christa shares her most popular posing techniques. She explains how to execute each pose and how to coach your clients and give direction. I have never shot a boudior session in my life and the idea left me feeling more than a little intimidated. Reading this book has given my confidence a boost -I am now feeling more capable and ready to move forward.
jgregory More than 1 year ago
Finally the book I was looking for. Examples and how too tips, not just photos.
1Larry More than 1 year ago
Visit Christa Meola's web site and you will see she knows what she is doing. Now read the book and learn the thinking that goes into each shoot. Start with the interview with the Client, the selection of the wardrobe, the make-up, the clothing, the sets, the lighting, the equipment, the poses, the post production, everything. I know that Christa conducts workshops on Boudoir photography, but I suspect that things go by so fast in the workshop you would never pick up all the detail she has in her book.
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