Flattering Poses for Boudoir Photography and More

No doubt, posing is something a lot of photographers struggle with, and given its more subjective and unquantifiable nature, it can be difficult to improve at it. This fantastic video tutorial will show you a wide range of flattering poses for any body type and offer some helpful tips that will be sure to quickly improve your work.

Coming to you from Anita Sadowska, this great video tutorial discusses some helpful advice and offers some excellent examples of flattering poses for any body type. Posing is something that a lot of photographers have trouble with, but when you are shooting boudoir or any other genre where the subject likely feels particularly vulnerable, it is all the more important to be assured in your posing to be able to make your subject feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. One way to get headed in the right direction is to simply memorize some of the poses of photographers you admire. While it is good to be able to create an organic atmosphere, having some well-known poses you know work can take some of the pressure off you and help ensure you get good results. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Sadowska. 

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J.d. Davis's picture

hmmm...cluttered backgrounds really distract - that destroys any sense of 'boudoir' feeling!

Ryan Stone's picture

It’s embarrassing that the photographer didn’t (easily) edit out the bruise on the model’s upper leg. Boudoir is all about feeling your best by looking your best. No lighting, no retouching, this was a vessel for her crappy presets and a square space ad.

J.d. Davis's picture

P.S. A garter belt without stockings is just sloppy!

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

PS. Opening your mouth before opening your eyes is more sloppy. She did have stockings.

J.d. Davis's picture

my bad :)

J.d. Davis's picture

I'll revise the comment: Tonal Merger of the stockings and the majority of the model's legs ~ confusing at best, uninteresting at worst.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Well, look at you, Mr. created his newly 5th account because he's closed or abandoned his other accounts due to be being shadowbanned or didn't get the attention he has seeking.

If you're not careful, you could be on your way in creating your 6th.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

1. It's comments like yours regarding the model; and, you harassing the Fstoppers staff and members just because they won't feature you on their Editor's Picks is why people on here gave you hard a time. Trust me, no one is jealous of your snapshots taken with your shitty handmade filters.

2. Deny deny deny. Lol. Somehow you found out they shadowbanned you (previous account) and you even mentioned it on that profile (now cleared) and mentioned it every time you posted in Groups.

Here's one trail of your shadowbanned account. Notice you can't see your comment but you can clearly see everyone comments towards you.

https://fstoppers.com/comment/614032

Brian Cover's picture

He is entitled to his opinion of what is appealing and what is not appealing. Many of us agree that over weight or tattooed models are not appealing to us. Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and other publications know that over weight models don't sell. People like you, Eddie, are the problem. Lack of tolerance of another person's opinion shows immaturity on your part.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

You don't know this guy. He has a bad habit of acting like an ass then playing victim when he gets a little beat up for it.

The video was about flattering poses for every body types. This video is not a fap session for you.

You may not be aware of this since you sound ignorant and pretty out of the loop, but, non-model women do hire photographers for sexy sessions. I'll give you a second to think about it.

Brian Cover's picture

Telling you everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion "sounds ignorant and out of the loop"? You need to get out of your mommy's basement and see the real world, Eddie.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

If you value someone expressing their opinions so much, then leave me to mine...or is it just a one-way street with you? You being an unhinged SJW hypocrite and all.

Lol, you and your "mommy's basement" retort. Dude, it's 2021. It just makes you sound like a socially awkward recluse. To which I have no doubt, is not a lie.

Oh, by the way, your buddy is gone.....again.