Change Your Angle for Better Intimate Portraits – Sensual Vs. Sexual

One of the things I enjoy most about our Phoblographer team is the constructive conversations we have. We were recently discussing how we can tell what boudoir images were photographed by a man based on the perspective of the photos. Men are usually taller than women, and they tend to shoot from up above. The camera angle is generally gazing down at the woman. They also tend to photograph their models straight-on. On the other hand, women tend to get lower and focus on elongating. They often choose angles of observation with the subject’s body angled away from the body. Editor-in-chief Chris Gampat then shared a post of our interview with boudoir photographer Kat Grudko for inspiration. Our team discussed how imperative camera angles are when shooting sensual vs. sexual imagery.

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Posing and Emoting Tips for Better Portraits – Sensual Vs Sexual

It never ceases to amaze me how instrumental posing and emoting are in an image. Hand placement and facial expressions can keep an image from being exploitive, even when the subject is barely clad. They can also be directed to create a sexually charged mood when the model is fully clothed. These subtle details swing the pendulum from sexual to sensual. Knowing how to direct these specifics has never been more relevant in today’s climate. Below are some posing and emoting tips for better portraits.

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How to Create a Confident Tone on Set – Sensual Vs Sexual

Sensuality can often translate into sexy, but the same is not always true in reverse. There are a lot of factors at play that determines the outcome of the shoot. A sexually charged shoot from the start will always be just that. Sure, there’s a time and a place for it that works. However, that’s often not the desired result and it leads to a feeling of being objectified all too often. Regret can ensue before, during, and after the shoot if you don’t choose to focus on sensual over sexual. Below are some tips that can be used all throughout the shoot and leave clients feeling empowered and confident.

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