By now, you probably know that glamour photography is all the rage these days.
If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might even be a part of the wave.
But you might not know exactly what the term means, nor how to make it into your portfolio.
In this episode of The Photographer’s Guide to Photography, I will walk you through the basics of glamour and how to get the most out of it.
And if you’ve never tried it, don’t worry—you’ll have plenty of time to do so in the future.
Plus, we will have an in-depth look at the pros and cons of glamor photography, and I will show you how to incorporate it into every shoot you do.
The guide is divided into five sections, which cover: the basics, the pros, the cons, and how the term can be used to capture your beauty.
So go ahead, grab your camera and set out.
The Basics of glam.
A good, professional look is one that captures your natural beauty, and if you don’t know where to start, you won’t be able to complete your shoot.
In order to achieve a natural look, the goal is to use all the right tools, which can be as simple as a mirror, or as complex as a series of lighting effects, such as a backdrop.
This section will walk through some of the basic tools you need to know to create the look you want.
If there is a particular type of lighting you’re looking for, the list will walk your through all the options available.
There is no perfect way to achieve your look, so it’s important to choose the one that works best for you and your subject.
Photography is an art, and you need all the tools you can find.
So grab your tools, and get to work.
Pairing the Right Tools for the Job.
The most common method of lighting for glamour photographers is the mirror.
The main tool to look at when pairing up lighting is a mirror.
To find the right setting for your camera, use the lens you have to get a good, wide-angle shot.
For a wide-angled, close-up look, use a longer-exposure lens.
For close-ups, use more aperture.
The best lighting for a glamour photographer is a combination of both, which means it’s not always easy to find the perfect match.
This is why you want to be sure that the lighting you choose is suitable for the subject you’re photographing.
I love to use a variety of lighting options for my glamour shots, and a couple of the tools I use are: a high-end camera like a Pentax K100, or a DSLR like a Nikon D700.
But, the key is to keep it simple.
If a photographer wants to use flash, he should consider using a flash that can take two or three exposures, and then shoot the resulting image in the low-light, and not at all high-contrast settings.
If the photographer wants a wide range of exposures, he can use a tripod or monopod.
Make sure your subject’s silhouette and body are clear in the lighting, and that you have the correct aperture for your subject in your shot.
If not, it’s time to go with a lower-contraction or wide-open-focus lens.
It’s also a good idea to consider the placement of your subject, because that will help to give the best overall effect.
You can do this by taking a photograph with a focus ring in your lens, and moving the focus ring to the side of the subject as you shoot.
Or, you can place your camera in front of a wall, and use your lens to focus on the wall.
If all else fails, you could also take a photo with a flash and then put the camera in your tripod, and flash the image to capture the illusion of depth.
If you’re interested in a more detailed look at some of these techniques, check out our post on how to capture glamour lighting in post-production.
Now that you know what you need, here’s how to set up your shoot and get the best out of your glamour shot.
Getting the right camera.
If your camera is not a high quality, the first thing you need is a good lens.
A quality lens will allow you to get great lighting without the need for flash.
The first thing to do is to check out a couple good, affordable, full-frame full-time-lens cameras, like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Sony A6000, or Nikon D810.
They’re the best choices for capturing glamour light, and they’re available in different focal lengths, and at a variety and level of quality.
Another good option is to take a close-in shot of your subjects silhouette.
To do this, just pull your