I have a secret that I’m about to tell you. I love pinup photography.
Those of you who know me personally may be surprised by this. Then again, perhaps you are not.
I got this book because I wanted to see what techniques are used in basic pinup photography, such as poses and lighting. Shoot Sexy: Digital Pinup and Boudoir Photography
, published by the awesome folks at Focal Press, do a great job with a high quality book. The second part of the book focuses on boudoir photography, something else that I find interesting, too.
The pictures in the book are nice and bright. There are lighting diagrams and suggestions. I love the back section pertaining to workflow, too. I’m always wondering how I should edit any sort of model photography.
I love the section on poses. I got a lot of inspiration from that. I also like the instructions on props, and locations.
Any woman, regardless of size or shape, can be a pinup model. And that is stressed in this book. As photographers, we should be open to enhance the qualities of the model we photograph. It’s a great philosophy.
Oh, and boudoir part? Equally as awesome, but I mostly got this book for the pinup part. The two can be pretty interchangeable, actually.
This is a great book for inspiration and tips.