Jennifer Rozenbaum first picked up a camera in 2009; now, she runs a successful boudoir photography studio in New York. Shes appeared on "Good Morning America," and her work has been featured in publications including "Professional Photographer Magazine" and "Rangefinder." Jennifer teaches boudoir workshops for Photo Northeast, Unique Photo, Imaging USA and now Craftsy! She loves helping women feel beautiful, feminine and fearless, and is thrilled to be able to share techniques to help you do the same.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your instructor, acclaimed boudoir photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum, as she introduces you to the rewarding world of boudoir photography, where, as Jennifer says, "all women can celebrate their unique femininity shamelessly." Jennifer coaches you through the aspects of a successful boudoir shoot and identifies what to avoid so that you can build confidence in this rapidly growing industry.
Sexy photos require your client to feel comfortable with her body and with you. Learn to boost her confidence and build trust as Jennifer offers advice for forging a relationship. She shares the questions she always asks her clients before a shoot and offers guidance on how to communicate with a client to ensure everyone has the same vision.
Explore what types of lingerie flatter women's bodies and look beautiful in photographs. Then, see how makeup can set the tone as you observe three models adopt a different look: sexy, romantic and edgy. Finally, discover what locations work for various looks and how you don't need a lot of space or fancy equipment to take stunning intimate photos.
Travel along with Jennifer on her first of three photo shoots. See what makes a sexy shoot unique and how to avoid common challenges. Jennifer previews her lenses and simple setup. She offers incredibly detailed instruction for posing subjects on their back, stomach or knees. You won't believe how just the bend of an elbow or tilt of the head will flatter your client and transform a photo.
In her second shoot, Jennifer heads outside and offers tips for using natural light to capture the beauty of the human form. See how poses for romantic shoots differ from sexy ones as you play with subtlety and mood. Learn to take beautiful headshots, then heighten the romantic mood as you learn to create simple, soft filters using a bit of fabric or even a plastic bag.
Discover the dramatic lighting you'll want to employ to create edgy photos that capture your client's confidence and power. Throughout her final shoot, Jennifer offers styling, lighting and location tips and shows you how to freeze the moment to capture active poses your clients will flip for. Finally, witness the powerful photos you can take when you break the rules and stretch your artistic limits.
Strengthen your editing skills as Jennifer shares the five elements she looks for in every photo. Then, see how some simple, light post-processing work can help put your client's best face forward. Finally, gather tips for starting and building your own boudoir business as Jennifer offers guidance for finding clients and creating positive boudoir experiences.