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What Is Glamour Photography?
When you were a kid, do you remember playing dress-up? You strutted in too-big-for-your-feet heels, sported your mother’s cosmetics, and styled your hair in a manner that emulated magazine covers. You walked around the house as if you owned it. You felt like a superstar! Your inner confidence shone through as a kid. When was the last time you had that feeling? Do you recall the emotion of being confident and allowing your inner celebrity to shine through? Alternatively, what about dedicating a full day to escape life’s stresses, concentrate on you, release your inner pop star and liberate your self-empowerment glow? Why have you waited so long to retrieve these moments of self-worth? It is time to evoke those emotions, and capture it on film through glamour photography.
Glamour photography is all about you. A glamour photography session is a chance to release your inhibitions and show a playful, sensual, sexy, modern side of yourself. It provides you the freedom to show off the positive aspects others may not know existed. The image created highlights what you love about yourself. It is something remarkable to share with a significant other. Additionally, having a glamour photo of yourself to view is amazing, for you are able to visually see the transformation from your daily look into the stunning sex symbol within!
History of Glamour Photography
Glamour photography started in the early 1920s. It was mainly reserved for celebrities. When these pictures were published, it would arouse curiosity and adoration from fans. Then, when pin-up models were the rage, it changed. Glamour photography focused on the sensual side. Pin-up models revealed much more skin. Some models posed in partial or full nudity, taking glamour photography into a different direction completely.
With the arrival of Playboy, glamour photography took off. Playboy was the catapult of glamour photography. It exhibited a sensual, playful side, enticing the viewer, leaving the person yearning to see more. It teased the reader without revealing too much. Today, men’s magazines, such as Maxim and GQ have perfected glamour photography. Their images define modern day glamour photos. You see images personifying old pin-up style photographs or in various settings with a sexual twist. For instance, there is an infamous photo spread of cooking television personality Rachel Ray in Maxim Magazine. In one of the photos, Rachel Ray is in a kitchen setting, scantily dressed licking frosting off a spatula. She was extremely playful with the photographs. She is not a supermodel. She is not overt in sexuality, yet, in this photograph, she is proof that the girl next door oozes sexiness too!
Top 3 Elements Defining a Successful Glamour Photograph: Pose, Styling and Photographer
Posing is Key to a Sexy Look
Regarding posing, look at other images you wish to emulate. Flip through some popular men’s magazines. Think about what pose would accentuate your body the best. An experienced glamour photographer will be able to assist you beforehand in deciding what poses would be most suitable for you, your personality, and the achievement of the overall results. Consider what would reflect your personality the most. As I mentioned above, the Rachel Ray shoot for Maxim amuses readers with a kitchen setting, for she is a chef. Thus, think along these lines. Consider what aspect of your life you would like to include in the photo shoot. What are your hobbies? What would make the right statement for you?
Styling Brings the Vision to Life
When conceptualizing the photo session, discuss with styling with your photographer. Find out what hairstyles, make-up techniques, and wardrobe choices are appropriate for the look you want. Review examples of the make-up artist’s work. Take a glance through the wardrobe consultant’s ideas. A professional, successful glamour photographer would be able to listen to you, and project the type of image you wish to achieve and relay this effectively to the professional make-up artist and wardrobe consultant. The photographer will be able to make the look cohesive ensuring everyone is on the same page.
Furthermore, think about what emotions the overall picture portrays. For example, if you are going for something soft, and sensual, then the make-up should appear translucent, the hair would be wavy and tousled, and the clothing soft and flowing. Nothing rigid or extreme styled for this type of photo. However, if you are going for a Vargas pin-up inspired photograph, red lips would pop, hair would be in a finger wave, and the styling would be very high, platform heels reflecting that time frame. The clothes were normally 2 pieces with lots of leg showing. Search online for Vargas pin-ups and you will see what types of styles he used in his images.
Glamour Photographer brings it All Together
A glamour photographer brings your vision to life. He/she is able to interpret what you are trying to achieve and coordinate the image with all the parties involved. Thus, the photographer you choose needs to be able to communicate effectively. He/she must have a clear understanding of what you wish to attain. If not, then move on to someone else. Be thorough during your selection process. Do not choose someone who is not on the same wavelength as you. Find someone who is able to deliver the work promised.
Additionally, examine how skilled the photographer is with digital touch-ups. Look at before and after shots. Are the touched-up images noticeable? Does the photographer use the latest version of PhotoShop? Is he/she proficient in PhotoShop, and is the work completed in a timely manner?
Furthermore, find out what is included in the photographer’s fees. Are you able to keep all the negatives? What is the turnaround regarding the length of time it takes from the day of the photo shoot until the day you receive the finished product? All of these attributes factor into whether the potential glamour photographer is for you.
Being a glamour photography model is the ultimate retreat from life. You do not have to be a supermodel or a skinny size 0 fashion model. You do not have to do it professionally to receive the enjoyment of being pampered for the day. Call an experienced glamour photographer today and find out where the possibilities lead you.