Michael Sasser has shared what he calls his most valuable video on his channel to date. Working with 100 percent natural light, he decided to make this video to help other boudoir photographers understand the importance of lighting.
In most cases Sasser explained that photographers look to learn posing as the primary focus. He suggest that it is more important to first focus on learning your lighting, then transitioning into the posing aspects. He walks through the three basic natural light set ups without any extra gear such as modifiers or reflectors. The three set ups include front light, backlight, and silhouette.
The second lighting set up is great for focusing on the shape of your clients body such as collar bones, legs, or even the back. The main objective with how he shoots back lighting is to form a triangle between the light, the photographer and the client. He goes onto explaining how to edit according to the specific type of lighting set up he used. A great tip about back lighting when editing is to use the shadows rather than moving the blacks for a bit of contrast. This will aid in not adding more color to the skin tone.
Be sure to watch the whole video to get other tips to not only shooting natural light but also the post production process as well.