Talking about Glamour Photography

Glamour photography tends to focus on the model, not the clothing

To put it simply, glamour photography is all about looking fabulous in your photos.

Glamour photography standards have continued to change over time, reflecting the changes in social interaction. In the early 1920s, U. S. photographers similar to George Hurrell and Ruth Harriet Louise memorialized celebrities in photos to glamorize their status by employing lighting to create melodramatic effects. Throughout World War II scantily attired movie stars pin-up pictures were enormously well-liked among US servicemen. Having said that, using glamour images in marketing or even in menís magazines stayed highly contentious or even illegal until the 1950s. Magazines displaying glamour photography were oftentimes billed as "health magazines" or "art magazines".  ✓

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Glamour photography by Rome Wilkerson photography

Popular portraiture

Glamour photography has seen popularity increase among the public since the 1990s. Portrait studios specializing in glamour photography have opened, featuring artists specializing in hair and makeup and professional photo retouching to provide the general public with a "model" experience. Sometimes these feature "boudoir" portraits although they are more universally used by professional models and senior high school students wanting to look "their very best" in these portraits.

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Digital PhotoPro

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Playboy magazine was influential in altering the glamour world of photography being the first magazine to focus on nude models a targeted the mainstream consume directly. Hugh Hefner launched the very first edition of Playboy in December 1953, with Marilyn Monroe posing on the cover, which included nude images of Monroe on the inside pages. Monroe's charming personality and star status played a role in diminishing public outrage. When someone inquired what she had on at the photo shoot, she responded "the radio". As soon as Playboy pioneered ther magazine, many other magazines soon followed and this provided a major role in opening up the market for introducing glamour photography into today's society. Recently, soft core nude model photographs are appearing in publications like as Perfect 10, or in tabloids similar to Britain's The Sun's Page 3.

The latest trend, of numerous popular glamour magazines (called lad mags) are shifting the trend into reverse, by emphasizing glamour and at the same time exposing less skin, in favor of implying (concealing) nudity or toplessness, using such techniques the handbra, where a woman conceal her areolae and nipples by masking both breasts using her own two hands, or the hands of some other person. Some examples comprise of Maxim and FHM (For Him Magazine) magazines, that began in 1995 and 1994, respectively - updated article 1/12/2011 - add

 

 

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