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Lingerie that Fits you Body Shape by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography fabyandcarlo.com

How to choose the lingerie that fits your body shape no comments

There is no better happy feeling for a woman than shopping for shoes and lingerie. Shoes and lingerie complement each other when it comes to feeling and looking beautiful and feminine, hardly any other combination can be more powerful. But lingerie in particular has that secret power to make you feel confident whether you show it or not because you know it is there and the feel of lace and silk on your skin is amazing.

Even if I have my own personal preference in terms style of lingerie, especially when it comes to being in front of the camera for a boudoir photography session, there are certain rules that apply to flatter different body types.
Lingerie, exactly like clothing, should enhance characteristics we are proud of and detract attention from what we do not feel so confident about.
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Boudoir Photography Agenda by Faby and Carlo at fabyandcarlo.com

Boudoir Photography: whose agenda is it? Your customers or yours? no comments

In the part few days, we had the opportunity to reflect on a crucial element in a Boudoir Photography Experience: agendas. While chatting with friends and models, this element came out more than once. When you photograph your customers, whose agenda do you follow: yours or theirs? Do you go from pose to pose just because this is what your posing manual says, or do you listen to what your customer are actually after?

If we haven’t been clear enough, let us clarify this once and for all: as a photographer you should focus on what your customers want. If you want them to buy from you, you should try and deliver what they are after. Of course, you should have a style and you should try to deliver it; just stop thinking that having an unbendable agenda will solve your issues.
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Powerful Women and their traits by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography

Powerful women and their traits no comments

Powerful women in our society are portrayed as strong and commanding. They generally wear a suit, sometimes replacing the trousers with a skirt. When we see their images online, they look dominating. They look like powerful men, just in another body.
I personally find this to be wrong. Powerful women have traits men will never have, and in portraying them in the same way, we give powerful women a strong disadvantage over their male counterparts. We take powerful women strengths and we remove them.
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Fuji X-T1 in the hands of a Boudoir Photographer by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography

Fuji X-T1 in the hands of a woman and a Boudoir Photographer no comments

I have recently met the magic of the new Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji completely new way of connecting with photographers onto a level that no camera company had done before and I fell in love. The Fuji X-T1 is the result of a concerted effort to produce true magic and give total freedom to professional photographers to be creative without hassle. Effortlessly. Efficiently. Easily.
The new Fuji X-T1 is a beautiful tool that can create nothing less than pure love.
I used to be a Canon shooter, but I am officially not anymore. Now I am a totally Fuji lover and supporter.
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Sexual Objectification or Confidence Builder by Faby and Carlo Nicora at London Boudoir Photography

Boudoir Photography: Sexual Objectification or Confidence Builder? no comments

More and more we hear about sexual objectification and its influence on society. We hear how a male-dominated society imposes object-like female bodies in the media, creating sexual objectification. It is normal that we start thinking about Boudoir Photography in the bigger picture, especially considering how much sexual objectification in media is damaging women. Is boudoir photography promoting self confidence, or is it another sexual objectification of the female body.
PS: it felt correct to push the boundaries with a set of images that can provoke a reaction. Let your thoughts be heard!
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Camera Clock by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography fabayndcarlo.com

Camera clock: have you changed it for daylight savings? 2 comments

One of the elements that I often notice in our trainees is that their camera clock is often imprecise. Some cameras clock run few minutes late, some others an hour, some have the date set to a random date. My question for you today is: have you corrected your camera clock for daytime savings?
This year I totally forgot about the daylight savings, and last Sunday I was puzzled for a couple of seconds seeing my clocks at a different time. I will not defend myself behind the fact that was Sunday morning before coffee time, let’s just say that I totally forgot about it.
Do you want to know why keeping the correct camera clock is important?
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Build Your Self Confidence With 7 Daily Routines by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography

Build Your Self Confidence With 7 Daily Routines no comments

In the past few days, Fabiana and I have discussed about confidence a lot. I consider myself a person with a good level of self confidence, but I haven’t always been like that. Looking back at my teenager years, I brought back memories of a boy with an extremely low self esteem, haunted by the feeling of being short and by a pretty difficult acne. Nevertheless I managed to transform in a man whose confidence is strong.
What am I doing now that is different to what I was doing back then? How can you start gaining confidence with few simple things to do every day?

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How to Photograph for Variety by Faby and Carlo at London Boudoir Photography

How to Photograph for Variety no comments

variety /vəˈrʌɪəti/ the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony
Ever woman has a personal vision of herself. When she looks at herself in the mirror, she sees herself in a very personal way. As photographers, we cannot understand how our customers see themselves, what are the traits they focus on. We do not know if they like the smile we see or the one they use when they look at themselves in the mirror. It is just a matter of how we perceive ourselves!
In order to provide your customers a set of images they will love, you need to create variety. Variety means different poses, different expressions, different settings. If you provide variety, even if she is not going to like one of her expressions, she will be able to pick others!
Providing variety in the final selection of photographs is vital also for another reason: you will give your customers the possibility to see themselves from different angles. They will love to see many different selves.

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Models and the drama of looking Pretty by Faby and Carlo Nicora at London Boudoir Photography

Models and the drama of looking pretty at all costs no comments

During our trip to Italy many of the relatives I got in touch with commented on Carlo being a boudoir photographer that he must enjoy his work very much. Of course that kind of comment came from men that believe that what we do is all about seeing a lot of pretty women with very little on. And even worse, those comments come from Italian men whose love for pretty women is legendary.

I am sure that many think along those lines, but the truth could not be more different. Dealing with women with very little on means dealing with the deeper side of their insecurities about looking pretty.
Many of our clients’ fear is that they have never been in front of a camera before and – in their view – certainly do not look pretty as models, but very few realise that models have their own insecurities as well and in some cases they are so self conscious that they should seriously reconsider their professional choice.
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Backlight your subject: the art of boudoir photography by Faby and Carlo Nicora

Backlight your subject: the art no comments

Last week we wrote about the craft of backlight your subject. This week we will talk about what really make a great backlight photo: the art behind your photos. Backlight comes with pro and con, and the most important one is that the image will not have the same contrast a sidelight image can have. When you backlight you subject, you should keep this into consideration as you need to give your images a different advantage point.
Removing the strong contrast from your photos, the best advantage in shooting backlight photos is the amount of light you can fill your frame with. Because the background is flooded with light, backlight images can give an airy, sunny feel.
I guess that, at this point, you need to ask yourself if, as an artist you like the idea of photos with lots of light. Backlight photos don’t bring the deep blacks other light setups do, but if you like bright images, backlight can be a technique for you!
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