Portrait Photography Must-Haves| Best Additions to the Photography Studio
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This gorgeous set is now live on the Blessed Shadows BentBox !
It will also be the new set dropping next week on Only , which updates every other day.
Don’t forget to get custom jewelry in the BlessedShadows Etsy shop!
These regal collars are perfect for any photoshoot and boudoir moment, and I’ll be making many more this Spring!
I’m so excited to announce that you can now find The Blessed Shadows on BentBox!
This is perfect for your first steps into the Blessed Shadows, by experiencing a set!
Full sets are always available on OnlyFans for a monthly subscription, but you can also buy individual sets on Bentbox!
🖤 See you in the Blessed Shadows 🖤
This cosplay of Sabrina from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was such a great way to spend the afternoon!
This wedding dress from the photography wardrobe was perfect for a Dark Baptism and was a great fit for a Sabrina Spellman cosplay
This shoot was also the perfect time to shoot with the old Nikon DSLR and test out the studio’s new SD card reader, which transfers raw images from the DSLR right into my phone for editing!
What photo shoots have you been dying to do lately? Any cosplays in the works?
🌙This flapper demon set is all wrapped up, and is still available on the Blessed Shadows OnlyFans 🌙
These huge portrait photoshoots are such a joy. There are so many costumes and and props and lingerie still to shoot in the Blessed Shadows studio wardrobe.
What’s your favorite shot from the teasers of this set?
There are so many extras from this shoot!
What are your favorite kinds of teasers? Do you like to see more or leave it to the imagination?
Headdresses and couture like these red floral horns and this lace couture top are available in the Blessed Shadows shop!
What’s your favorite way to source backdrops for your fantasy photography? This one is a ‘sigil’ floor mat that’s been framed by thrifted lace throws and scarves… not mention lighted by a few standard floor lamps from a department store.
It really can be that simple to create a thrifty, simple photoshoot that looks gorgeous!
Earrings by Dope Mystic
This tarot-inspired photoshoot was the perfect opportunity to experiment with backdrop, framing, and implied movement, all while lying down in the studio.
When you’re not using a fast lens (or Burst mode on a camera phone), don’t have a lot of room and definitely don’t have someone to hold or toss fabric and hair to create movement, what do you do?
You lie down!
This backdrop is a fabric print of a forrest with a ribbon-wrapped hula hoop with me laying on top of it.
There are quite a few wrinkles, so I’m curious how this kind of shoot will look when done on the studio floor instead of a mattress.
The frame was ringed with black shawls and the hair was fluffed to give the impression of movement or weightlessness. Underwater shoots are so stunning when it comes to that graceful movement, but in studio, the best we can do sometimes is to lie down or jump in front of a fast lens.
I highly encourage you do some fantasy photoshoots lying down. It can get some great lighting and some beautiful effects.
What have you been experimenting with in the photo studio? How do you bring a little more magic to your fantasy photoshoots?
Final images from the Golden Goddess alternative fashion photoshoot. It was such a pleasure to finally use the studio’s new 35mm lens, and try a different lighting setup.
It’s been wonderful to practice lighting that’s better for showing off design, as I’m not a huge fan of photographing with high-key lighting.
I love those dark, sultry shadows, which don’t always go hand in hand with studio photography meant to inspire sales. Practice is paying off, so it’s nice to see a little more detail in those darker costumes like the one in this photo set.
Sometimes we, as photographers and creators and models, need to practice letting our designs stand out and not fade into the shadows, literally and figuratively.
So much has changed here in the studio. Not only in workflow and equipment changes, but how I’ve learned to see myself and my work.
I have found self-portraiture as a way to learn self-love. Not only has it helped me with my dysphoria, it’s allowed me to learn to see myself as a piece of art. It’s helped me better comes to terms with the skin I’ve been given.
Along with the grander scheme of not feeling at home in my body, I’m no longer so embarrassed by my hands. My hands are often a very bright red, presumably because of a thyroid issue and my very low blood pressure. It’s been a pain to edit out or otherwise try to prevent, but I’ve learned to accept that that’s just how they are.
Instead of seeing an embarrassing bright red, I see it as a blush that fits well with my style of portraiture, especially in this photoset.
Self-portrature can help us to not only learn about who we are, but how we are all pieces of artwork.