Broad Light is BOOTY LIGHT! Get the Best Boudoir Booty Shots with These Lens, Lighting, Panty & Posing Tips!
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When you create boudoir photos like the one above, one of the best types of light to give the model a rockin' booty is broad lighting.
In other circumstances, broad lighting might be a little boring, but if it's the booty you're trying to accentuate, broad lighting is where it's at.
In the video above, our pal Kat Armendariz of Kat on the Web and hushXpose fame takes us on a deep-dive into broad lighting and how you can use it to create a bootylicious boudoir photo.
As Kat explains in the video, broad light gets its name from the effect it has on a person's features.
If, for example, you're taking a head shot and the model's face is turned slightly away from the light, that side of their face will appear larger, or broader.
Apply the same principle to a model's booty, and you'll get the same effect.
Additionally, if you use a 50mm lens versus the more popular 85mm portrait lens, you can accentuate the look of the model's rear end even more.
As you can see above, the 50mm version of the shot on the right shows a little more junk in the trunk than the 85mm version on the left.
That's because the wider angle of the 50mm lens accentuates the shape of the backside of the "model," making it appear rounder and more onionlike, as Kat says.
In addition to using a 50mm lens, Kat offers some tips on camera settings, the lighting setup, and styling with backdrops, which are outlined in the graphic above.
Note that though you want the client's backside to be the focus of a booty-centric boudoir photo that the background still matters for setting the mood.
In the photo above, for example, Kat used White Brick from Click Props Backdrops, which gives the shot a little texture in the background without being overwhelming to the eye.
In the shot above, Natural Brick from Click Props Backdrops was used to provide texture and color that matches the model's panties.
Again, the backdrop is meant to enhance the shot, and with its subtle pattern, it does just that without distracting you from the real star of the shot.
As Kat mentions in the video, these backdrops are heavy-duty vinyl that is easy to clean - just wipe them down. You can even use them as floors - they're that durable!
Kat offers a ton of other advice in the video about how to create a jaw-dropping shot like the one above.
Be sure to check out the complete video to learn just how you can replicate this look, including tips on wardrobe choices, posing, and more!
Kat Armendariz is a published studio photographer in Las Vegas. She has a passion to create out-of-the-box portraiture and to give women an experience that will be a stepping stone to new found confidence.
Her photo studio sits in the heart of Las Vegas where she gets to work with incredible clients from all over the globe. Her studio, hushXpose, is a compilation of her two studio names: Hush Hush Shoot (boudoir photography), and Pose Las Vegas (glamour photography).
hushXpose offers an all-inclusive Hollywood experience where Kat and her all-female team work with clients one-on-one to create custom sets and scenes tailored to their clients.
Kat and her husband, Ephraim Armendariz, also own the US District for Click Props Backdrops, which specializes in professional-grade heavy-duty vinyl studio backdrops. Click Props Backdrops let you choose from an extensive and exclusive range of multi-award-winning backgrounds and floorgrounds to give you the opportunity of offering clients a multi-set portrait experience.