While most of my clients are female, there seems to be an increase in the number of males who are coming in for nude images. Most have said that their wives have done a Boudoir shoot for them and this is their chance to do the same thing for their wives. Others have said that they are in the best shape of their lives and want to capture it forever.
Typically the male nude images that we shoot are mainly artistic nudes with a lot of shadows and highlights – very cool in black and white. But I have also shot male “Dude-oir” shots too. These shots are similar to what used to be in Playgirl Magazine – sort of a “Boudoir Style” with a masculine pose to them. The main goal is to capture the male physique in a romantic setting that will pull the viewer into the scene. The difficult part is to make the image sensual and not reveal too much – playing on the imagination of the viewer. In my experience, unlike their female counterparts, males are not used to posing for sensual shots (they do really well at the art nudes though) so it takes a little more coaching and shooting to get those knock down awesome “Dude-oir” shots.
Photography Tip: A good shoot plan is a key aspect to getting the most out of the session. Have images in mind prior to the shoot, have a list of the shots ready to follow, and take the time necessary to get the desired shots. It works well to keep the shoot on track and to make sure that nothing is missed in the course of the session. My shoot yesterday was a good example. The client and I met several weeks ahead of the shoot and went over his ideas as well as discussing the overall shoot process. We communicated via email many times since just to be sure we were both on the same page. Then I build a shoot plan based on what the client wanted and knowing how it would flow in the studio. On the day of the shoot it was easy to follow the plan, get the shots, and stay on time throughout the session. This resulted in getting the images the client wanted to get as a present for his wife (and himself).
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The Image below is a sample of a Male Artistic Nude (model).