Photography Glamour Models
Photography of Glamour Women
Photography glamour models is an art of photographing models with the emphasis sexuality and allure. Fashion, clothing, products, and environment is significantly considered in photography of glamor women or models. Glamour photographers produces a very appealing image of the glamoures model using cosmetics, lighting and airbrushing techniques.
Photography of glamour model produce model in a still position. Glamour models are often professional model and photographs are for commercial use such swim suite calander, pinup and for men's magazines such a Playboy, Husler. Sometime amateur glamour models used for sensual glamour photography in private and personal use.
(credit American model and television host Michele Merkin by GNU)
History of Sensual Glamour Photography
Glamour photography began with French post cards sold by street venders in France. In early 1900s the pinup depicting scantily dressed women often in a playful pose were popular by the viewers. Models would have an expression of delight which seemed to invite the viewer to come and play. One of the most famous pinup model of all time is Betty Grable. During the World War II, her pinups were popular among soldiers.
In December of 1953, most famous Marilyn Monroe was featured in the first issue of Playboy magazine. Playboy became the first mainstream trageted magazine featuring nude and sensual glamour photography. Other popular sensual glamour models in early 1990s were Hope Talmons and Dita Von Teese. Recent popular sensual glamor photography models include Heidi Van Horne and Bernie Dexter.
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(Glamour model and photographer at work credit to GNU)
Standards female glamour photography have changed with time. They reflect change in social acceptance levels. Ruth Harriet Louise and George Hurrell, in the early 1920s in the United States, glamorise their celebratity status by utilizing dramatic efffect lighting techniques.
Duntil 1950s it was highly controverial or illegal to use photography of glamour women in advertising or men’s magazines. At times photography of glamour women were sometimes marketed as "art magazines" or "health magazines".
After the 1990s, glamour photography has gain wide popularity among the public. Wide spread use by professional hair and makeup artists for professional retouching to allow the general public to have the glamoures photography experience. Bboudoir portraits were commonly used by high school seniors and professionals who want have their young glamour photography.
When in December 1953 Hugh Hefner published the first edition of Playboy magazine with star Marilyn Monroe on the cover and nude sensual glamour photos of her inside, there was loud public outcry. However, Marilyn Monroe's star status and charm helped to diminish it. During the photo shoot she was ask what she had been doing during the photoshoot, she said she was listening to the radio.
Playboy magazine was instrumental in opening the market for many other like maginizes to follow in changing peoples mind set on intimate glamour photography. Modern day sensual glamour photography of models appear in maganizes such as Perfect 10, or tabloid newspapers such as Britain's The Sun's on Page 3.
Recent Trends in Glamour Shot Photography Special
Recently, several popular intimate glamour photography magazines (known as lad mags) are reversing the intimate trend. They emphasizing sensual glamour photography while showing less nudity in favor of covered nudity or toplessness such as the hiding nipples and areolae by covering both breasts with her own hands, or those of another person in the senual photo. Such less intimate yet sensual glamous photography maganizes are For Him Magazine (FHM) and Maxim magazines (launched in 1994 and 1995, respectively).
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