Tag: Boudoir Photography

Photo Retouching – Ultimate Boudoir Style

The subject of Photoshop comes up and I am asked whether or not I alter the images that I take, this is something which I readily admit to. The technology of digital cameras makes it to where most every photographer uses some version of software to edit their images with. Since all of my sessions are shot in RAW (at least those that are not shot on film), it means that I am the one making the decisions as to the exact level of sharpening, saturation, and a handful of other settings that the camera does for you when you shoot  jpegs.

As for touching up the subject of the photograph, that all depends on what I’m envisioning for the final image. While there are shots that needs the occasional stray hair removed or the shadows lightened, it is not all shots that gets the full glamour treatment. For those that get the full treatment, I use a combination of Photoshop Creative Suite and Portrait Professional Studio. Between these two programs I can not only remove the stray hair, but also remove wrinkles and blemishes, make skin porcelain smooth, change eye color (as well as brighten the whites of the eyes), whiten teeth, plump the lips, and even change the facial structure (plus a bunch of other changes that are too numerous to list here).

Above is the lovely Mrs. S, whom I recently did a shoot with. The top half of the image is straight out of the camera, and the lower half of the image is after it received the full glamour treatment. While she is beautiful without my editing, I wanted the image to have the glamour look as if it was on the pages of a magazine.

Mission Accomplished!

Anonymous and Sexy

Anonymous (uhnonuh-muhs) adjective – 1. Without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or similar. 2. Of unknown name; whose identity is withheld.

Sexy (sek-see) adjective – 1. Sexually interesting or exciting. 2. Excitingly appealing; glamorous.

While the definition of anonymous is fairly cut and dried, the definition of sexy leaves a lot of room for interpretation and individual point of view. However, most will agree that anonymity can add a certain amount of sexiness to an image…as you can see in the shots below.

Welcome to Ultimate Boudoir!

Greetings and welcome to Ultimate Boudoir and our new blog! Here you will be able to see some of our work and keep up to date on specials, find out about product offerings, and when we might be traveling to your area. I have started this new presence to have a separate area for the boudoir side of my photography business. This is done as many of the images seen here are NSFW and I do not wish to have someone looking for a wedding photographer at work to violate any company policies.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back often!

If you would like to see some of my non-boudoir photography, just click on the links below to be taken to my website and non-boudoir blog.

Douglas Bawden Photography Website and Douglas Bawden Photography Blog.