Learning the fine art of boudoir portraiture

Photographers need to learn and grow. I try to attend several seminars each year. The Professional Photographers of America (PPA) offers local seminars twice a year, called “Super Monday”, often produced by local photographers. I often either attend or instruct these sessions. They are a great opportunity to meet with other photographers and learn new techniques.

This May, my friends Stephanie Cunningham and Dana Nordlund jointly presented a Super Monday at Steph’s studio in Ripley NY. Their program was entitled “Bombshell Boudoir” and featured some great models, great clothing and amazing hair and makeup. I have little experience with the style called boudoir, meaning a women’s bedroom. These photographs are often suggestive, but not outright naughty. In addition, we worked on pinup photos as well, which are generally more fun and “G” rated than boudoir.

We used some the newest Wescott constant lights, from florescent to the newest (unreleased) LED lights. They are great for WYSIWYG studio lights!

Here are a few samples of the session. There are dozens more on my Facebook business page!

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Special thanks to our models who worked tirelessly for the whole day, and our clothing, hair and makeup contributors.

New eBooks and Website!

Today I launched my new website for photography education, and announce the availability of four eBooks on the Amazon Kindle platform.
New Website
The website is called johnhuegel.com, and will become the central point for my education and training products and services.  I purchased the domain last week, and just built the website from a nice clean template.  It still needs work, but it’s a good bare-bones website, and it is giving me experience in the HTML world again!
Photography eBooks
I published four eBooks over the last week, all available at Amazon.com in the Kindle section:
I’ll be listing my upcoming seminars and other activities on the website, and will be adding a few more eBooks over the holidays.  Please check them out and let me know your thoughts!

My existing website at jhphotomusic.com will remain focused on my portrait photography business.  In this way, I’m separating the photography activities from the “teaching photography” activities.