You’ve finally decided to study a couple of photography courses in Sydney, but you’re not sure whether you want to be a professional wedding photographer, family portrait specialist or delve into the growing field of newborn photography. Or, maybe you are a professional photographer but all the sameness of baby after baby, family after family and Sydney wedding after Sydney wedding is making you dream about other jobs, more exciting jobs, jobs that entail boudoir photography.
Boudoir photography is not new (celebrities have been doing it for years), but it’s still not very widespread, although if you care to look you will find some specialists in Sydney.
If you don’t know what it is, the clue is in the name. A boudoir is a woman’s private bedroom (although in French it translates directly as sulking place or room for sulking). Boudoir photography is not taking photos of ladies’ bedrooms but taking photos of ladies in their bedrooms or bedroom settings. The photos are intimate and sexy, but not pornographic and nude. They’re tasteful and very popular with brides-to-be, moms-to-be and couples wanting to celebrate their love. They’re also very popular among women whose husbands, boyfriends or partners are in the armed forces and doing tours of duty overseas.
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Ordinary women (and even men) in Sydney are lining up for photographers to take boudoir photos that will make them look and feel attractive (which is where photography courses on lighting, composition, camera types and digital SLR come in handy). But that doesn’t mean they are initially comfortable with the idea of posing seductively in corsets and other delicates. Good boudoir photography studios in Sydney will do everything they can to put clients at ease and walk them through every step of the process. The really good photographic studios will provide additional services, such as hair and make-up, wardrobe consultation, set discussions, and studio tours (to get to know the team), as well as extra-special touches on the day that you won’t learn about in your Sydney photography courses.
Aside from all the technical skills gained from your photography classes or short courses, you will also need a number of skills that no lessons or workshops (no matter what school or college in Sydney you choose) can teach, such as the ability to be sensitive to other people’s needs and moods, the ability to instil confidence and the ability to see beauty in every woman and man who comes through your studio door.
You need to understand that the ordinary folk of Sydney aren’t prone to self-exhibition, so you’ll need to treat them with respect and use all the knowledge gleaned from your photography courses to treat the photos with the right amount of artistic flair to make maternity shoots, couples shoots and even the occasional commercial glamour fashion shoot as comfortable and successful as possible.
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