Thursday, 29 April 2010

full post - Boudoir Workshop with Faye and Trevor Yerbury

Finally!  I've found the time to finish post processing the images taken during the Yerbury Boudoir workshop I went to a couple of weeks ago...

I'm so glad I decided to take tuition from the Yerburys!! :)  Faye and Trevor are UK leaders in fine art and nude photography and their boudoir work exudes the class and quality that is distinctive of their work.  More than that, they are excellent tutors, giving you the time to ask questions and lots of opportunity to shoot.  As I suspected, and with most true greats, you get a straight forward and honest opinion from them, and they have none of the airs that some people adopt in pursuit of some assumed status in the complicated and often bitchy world of photography.

I really enjoyed my day's tuition with both Faye and Trevor, worth every penny in practice and sound marketing advice, which I thoroughly recommend if you are a photographer working towards improving your style of work,  and avoiding the pitfalls into which many fall and lead them to create work that is more thrash than style.

Coming back to my boudoir workshop day, it just made me realise how possible it is to make a woman look great without complicated studio setups and, by using the relaxed environment of her own home, clever use of posing and available light, create a series of images that will be cherished, looked at fondly after time, and particularly, a great wedding gift from the bride to her groom.

Our model for the day, Aisha, was exceptionally patient as we went through standard poses and experimented with some ideas of our own.  From the lounge, through the bedroom and bathroom, we used the environment available to us to the maximum, using the soft light and reflectors to get the most out of Aisha's lovely looks.

I now leave you to my own post-processed set from the day and as usual hope you like the work.  I am now taking bookings for boudoir sessions - please give me a call or email me if you would like an album of personal images to treasure.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

sneak preview - Boudoir Photography workshop with the Yerburys

Hello everyone!

Just a quick posting to update you on my visit to West Lothian in Scotland to the Yerbury studio for a boudoir photography workshop....

In a nutshell this was a fantastic course and a must for any pro seriously considering offering boudoir work to their clients. Faye and Trevor offered us an insight into their marketing, and we had plenty of opportunity to photograph our fantastic model for the day, Aisha in the Yerburys' home.

I have more than plenty of images to post process but for the moment I leave you with one shot of Aisha looking pensive but relaxed in the Yerbury studio.

I leave you with a link to the Yerbury Studios site and hope you have a good week!  More from me in the next few days :)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Full post Justyna and Elvjs' E-shoot

Yet again it's been a manic couple of weeks for me and I've not had much time to catch up with blogging....  It's weird because during the day I'm thinking of what I could be posting and if I had the ability to transfer those thoughts to blog then this would be a really prolific blog, but where do I find the time?

Anyway,  I at the moment I'm in the middle of packing for my little trip to lovely Edinburgh for a workshop with Faye and Trevor Yerbury.  I'm really excited about this as the Yerburys are multi awarded fine art photographers' whose work is inspirational to so many pros out there, as well as myself! 

Of course I will be updating you with more details in the next few days and will upload some shots from the workshop, which will no doubt allow me to venture in new areas of photography... (watch this space!) 

In the meantime I keep my fingers crossed my alternate travel arrangements will work out OK as the volcanic ash as affected my flight for tomorrow and my plans for a nice relaxing day in Edinburgh tomorrow have had to be shelved...

Anyways,  back to the E-shoot :)

As you will remember I shot Justyna and Elvjs a couple of weeks ago in Rollesby broad, on a cold and murky afternoon.  It was an excellent opportunity for me to try a few things I learnt during recent workshops, which really helped the couple to relax in front of the camera.  They certainly had a great time, and it really shows in the shots, just a pity it was so cold and damp, otherwise we could have tried a few other things I had in mind, but I'm sure the opportunity will come up soon enough...

I've chosen some of my favourite shots for you, and added a slideshow with the best images from the E-shoot.

As usual I hope you like the work, and look forward to your comments.  :)

PS Please click on the images for better viewing!
(All images copyright Antonella Muscat Photography and may not be reproduced without permission)



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