5 models 1 location Boudoir BTS Photoshoot [Part II]

If you haven’t read part I already I urge you to do so! Just kidding, I’ve done this bad joke before, it really doesn’t matter, you can read and watch this one first and go back to part I later. These sessions were not easy to make, especially when you try to find a way to make things different each time.  Apart from an image or two, I try my best not to replicate a setup and image twice.

Check out part I: 5 models 1 location Boudoir BTS Photoshoot [Part I]

You will see that in part one, I used the space differently. The light in the morning was completely different and changed the mood of each room completely. This highlights the importance of knowing the space you shoot in. If you have the luxury to visit your location beforehand, do so. This is a must if you want to be efficient on the day of your photoshoot.

The light in the afternoon was soft, or at least compared to the one we had in the morning. No beam of light but a light bouncing off the buildings facing our windows. The consequence of that is a lack of light for some shots, so I had to use a little bit more my Strobes on a few of them. For example, for the image of Opéhlie F.  ( @nala.fit ) down below

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/7.1 ISO250

 

My flash for the following image was placed camera left to accentuate the light coming from the window.

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/7.1 ISO250

 

 

We used that mirror again, but this time we used it near the window without any flash.

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
1/160sec f/4 ISO1250

 

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 120mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Macro
1/160sec f/4 ISO1250

 

 

 

I had to use the couch again, an easy prop that helps making new poses. I was going for a dark mood initiated by the mirror shots. But since we were in the middle of the living room, I had to use at least one flash.

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/100sec f/2.8 ISO200

 

 

 

No exception here for the bedroom images. The light coming from the windows was too weak and changing too much, so I used one flash for more control. 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/3.5 ISO640

 

 

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/3.5 ISO640

 

 

 

And last but not least, for this image, we only opened the window camera left. No additional light was used to make it.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
1/125sec f/3.5 ISO2500

 

 

The 2nd model to join me in the afternoon was Marianne ( @marianne_maigre ) . The approach was different as we started with backlit images in the bedroom.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
1/100sec f/2.8 ISO125

 


 

I added more light on her body by simply moving her closer to the window (and almost outside).

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
1/100sec f/2.8 ISO100

 

 

An image that was made with and without a Strobe. We ended up opening all the windows and using only the light available for a more “natural” look.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
1/125sec f/2.8 ISO250

 

 

And for our final image, I simply placed a flash camera left.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/2.8 ISO100

 

 

For this final session, I was accompanied by miss Océane ( @lazybabe ). I decided early on that this session would be different in terms of lighting. Very little use of the window light, in fact we closed the window for almost all of our shots. I used 2 strobes almost on all the shots except for the one in the chair and in the bedroom.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/4.5 ISO100

 

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/2.8 ISO50

 

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/2.8 ISO50

 

 

We really went further with our “dark” contrasted look. Almost crushing the blacks, and with a higher contrast compared to the images made with all the other models.

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/3.5 ISO100

 

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/5 ISO50

 

 

This is the only image that we made with only the light coming from the windows that we actually kept.

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
1/100sec f/3.5 ISO500

 

 

With the sun slowly setting, that additional strobe camera left was needed for the look I was going after.

 

Fujifilm GFX100 + GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR
Broncolor Siros L (800ws)
1/125sec f/3.5 ISO250

 

 

So that’s it! 5 models, one location, and multiple scenarios, moods, and vibes. Don’t be be afraid to try and experiment things if possible on your own shoots. You can even borrow a few ideas here, use them as a starting point and then make them your own.

Which session was your favorite? Tell me in the comments!

My next Lingerie shoot will be held outdoors, I can’t wait to show you that one! Until then, keep on creating.

If you missed it, here is part I: 5 models 1 location Boudoir BTS Photoshoot [Part I]

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