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

by Fred Showker

Boudoir photography Christa MeolaBoudoir photography has come a long way since the 1970s -- through a period of hush-hush, and today quite out of the closet. Now, it's a very popular genre, and Christa Meola has brought it into ultra focus in her new book The Art of Boudoir Photography: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women

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Christa Meola, boudoir photographer

Quoting Christa Meola begins 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. Quoting Christa Meola ends

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.

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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.

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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!

coverArt of Boudoir Photography, The: How to Create Stunning Photographs of Women (eBook edition)
      By Christa Meola
      Published by New Riders Copyright 2013 Pages: 272
      GO The Art of Boudoir Photography: Creating Sensual Movement -- Online Sample Chapter : Christa shows you how to create gorgeous movements that have sensuality, emotion, mood, feeling, and authenticity. She also offers a great primer for all women on how to feel comfortable with their bodies and cultivate sex appeal.
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christa_meolaChrista Meola is an internationally recognized photographer who travels the world for portrait commissions, speaking engagements, and teaching. She has enjoyed life behind the camera since the age of six, when playtime included dressing up with friends and taking pictures. Currently based in New York City, Christa is the founder of the Online Boudoir Workshop and creator of the Money Shots. Learn more at

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