Several times in this blog I've mentioned the effect of the Fifty Shades of Grey novels. Millions of women have read them and been inspired to devote more energy to exploring their sexuality. I believe this is one of the reasons for increased interest in private erotic photoshoots.
Normally, my photoshoots are strictly private, so I depend on friends or paid models to pose for the images you see here on my site. Recently, a local couple kindly offered to allow me to use their images here in return for a free photoshoot. This is called a trade shoot. They wanted their photoshoot to be a bit kinky, which is something I am seeing more often in the post Fifty Shades era. In keeping with the book, they wanted a male dominant, female submissive theme. The husband preferred not to have his face in the photos, which is understandable and not a problem for me.
Please say a silent "thank you" to my friends and enjoy the photos they offer for your viewing. Scroll down to find my photography notes.
This fun couple received 48 photos like the ones you see above. I believe they were pretty happy with the results of their erotic photoshoot.
The first three photos you see above, the close-ups, were taken with the Canon 50mm F/1.2 L lens mounted on a Canon 5D Mark III. This lens is an expensive, specialist tool, much loved by wedding photographers. It's job is to blur objects that are not precisely in the plane of focus. In fact it creates massive blur, as you can see! This is often referred to as a "dreamy look." I rather like it! The first three photos were taken with the lens wide open and hand held. The illumination was provided by a large soft box containing six big, 85 watt compact fluorescent bulbs. Only four were turned on to keep the light down to a manageable level. My Paul C. Buff studio strobes are too powerful to use with this lens wide open at F/1.2.
This is only my second time using my new 50 1.2 and I can see some changes I want to make next time. I'm getting plenty of pretty blur, but I want to get the eyes of the model sharper. Always something to work on!
The latter three photos were shot with the Canon 24-105 F/4 L lens using the studio strobes. This combination tends to create very sharp pictures. If you compare the first three shots with the last three, the difference is pretty obvious. Notice the difference in how colors are rendered. I think both lighting systems have their places.
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