How to Shoot Alluring Boudoir Photos Without Flash (VIDEO)

Boudoir photography is a unique form of portraiture, with the goal being to accentuate a model's features in a sensuous manner. And with a bit of help the images you capture will make great gifts for a friend, spouse, or significant others.

Unfortunately, many photographers shy aware from this genre because of the common misconception that complicated artificial lighting techniques are required to achieve beautiful results. As you'll see is the beginners guide below, nothing could be further from the truth.

Instructor Yuliya Panchenko is a renowned Orlando-based boudoir photographer who regularly posts tutorials for shooters of all skill levels who are interested in giving boudoir a try, and today's episode is designed for beginners. So take a look, find a model, and you'll be surprised by what you're able to accomplish.

The approach demonstrated in this episode involves the art of capturing stunning boudoir images using natural window lighting and nothing more than a simple backdrop. In other words, this behind-the-scenes lesson is perfect for those just starting out.  

You'll watch Panchenko photograph the pretty and talented Jennifer Rose, while providing a variety of step-by-step instructions and insider tips for creating flattering, intimate portraits. One of the first steps, especially if your subject is new to modeling, is to create a comfortable environment to minimize nervousness and allay any concerns she may have. And careful guidance and encouragement goes a long way.

You'll garner valuable advice while watching Panchenko do her thing—everything from composition, camera settings, and helpful directorial tips. Panchenko also demonstrates a variety of sensuous poses that work well for models with different physical attributes.

Panchenko also explains how to set up an appropriate space in your home to use as a "studio." The window-light techniques she demonstrates will prove valuable for conventional portraits, table-top shoots, macro photography and much more. And the communications skills she imparts have other benefits too.

Once you follow Panchenko's advice and capture some beautiful image during your first attempt at boudoir, we're confident that both you and your model will be proud of the results. And your new-found confidence will make future shoots even easier.

When you're ready to experiment with more advanced skills, pay a visit to Panchenko's instructional YouTube channel where there's much more to learn about posing, supplemental lighting techniques, wardrobe selection, and more.