Lindsey Adler Teaches How To Shoot Studio Boudoir With Just Two Speedlights

When you think about Boudoir Photography, chances are you think about a bedroom or hotel room, or at the least a bed. But you can shoot stunning Boudoir imagery in a studio on a paper backdrop as well, and today Lindsey Adler is in the house (or studio, I suppose) to show effectively light a studio boudoir image with two speedlights. 

The key, as Lindsey puts it in the video, lies with highlighting the woman’s curves, and you do that in this case using a short light position with your key light. Your second light, in Lindsey’s example, would actually not be pointed at the subject at all, but rather at your background as a background light, which helps to separate your subject from the background.

Don’t let the fact that she is shooting these in a studio hold you back from giving them a shot. The techniques and lighting positions here could easily be adapted to work in a more traditional boudoir setting as well, so get your speedlights out and give it a shot (or two).

For those interested, you can find some of the Rogue products mentioned in this video, here.

Anthony Thurston

Anthony is a Portland, Oregon based Boudoir Photographer specializing in a dark, moody style that promotes female body positivity, empowerment, and sexuality. Besides The Phoblographer, he also reviews gear and produces his own educational content on his website.