Competitions
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Competitions, Awards, and Why They're Important to Me by Mateusz In the photography community competitions are a subject without a clear consensus among the majority of photographers. One cannot judge art like a math test and therefore photo competitions in a way seem to be completely pointless. And I completely agree with that. Why do I participate in them regularly then? Let me explain. I come from a classical music background, education that is extremely deeply rooted in tradition and carrying the torch of arts through many centuries. One of the reasons I left music for photography i ..read more
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Reflections on Magic
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1M ago
My experience with Silk and Salt Photography was like stepping into a fairytale where I got to play the leading role in my own story.  From the moment I walked in, nerves and all, they wrapped me up in a warm hug of encouragement and empowerment. It was a rollercoaster of emotions—equal parts nerve-wracking and exhilarating—but amidst the vulnerability, there was this undeniable sense of magic in the air.  It felt like shedding layers of self-doubt and stepping into my own skin, unapologetically and authentically.  It's not every day you get to feel like a goddess, bu ..read more
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Things I Wish I Had Known before My Boudoir Shoot
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1M ago
A boudoir shoot is about YOU. It shouldn’t be done because someone else wants you to. It needs to be something that you want. A good session is a co-creation between you and the photographer. You collaborate and create a joint project that is both of yours. if you are invested in your own shoot, it will be a beautiful partnership. Boudoir can mean a lot of things. Your photos can have a feel that is cute and flirty, sultry and mysterious, erotic and provocative. There is not one right choice. You can have the vibe that feels right to you. Keep an open mind. It is wonderful to have ideas ..read more
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How to Have a Relaxing, Comfortable Boudoir Shoot
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1M ago
Maybe you have been thinking about scheduling a boudoir shoot, but your nerves have you feeling a bit apprehensive. It is completely normal to be a little anxious about it. After all, you are about to have your picture taken, in very little clothing, by someone you don’t know very well. A few butterflies are to be expected! But this should be fun and exciting – not stressful. There are some things you can do to ensure that your session is relaxing and comfortable. First, nerves are usually based on a fear of the unknown. Most of these ideas are going to be about preparation. Knowledge is p ..read more
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Leaving Your Comfort Zone in the Dust
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3M ago
Maybe saying that if you can do a boudoir shoot, you can do anything is a bit of an overstatement. But really – a boudoir session is out of most people’s comfort zone, and making the decision to take that step is a fantastic way to push your limits and challenge yourself. And who knows what will happen when you break that one inhibition? It could carry over into your normal life and change everything. You have untapped potential that lives in you. It won’t ever get out if you don’t take the leap. Jump. It is liberating and rewarding to break away from the constraints of fear. Sometimes, se ..read more
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Boudoir with Glasses
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3M ago
Boudoir with Glasses We recently had a potential client ask us if we had any examples of women wearing glasses at their Silk + Salt boudoir shoot. We told her that of course we do! Eyeglasses can actually be a fun and sexy prop at your shoot. And we always encourage our clients to wear them if they don't feel like themselves without them or if they just love the way the look with them ..read more
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How Props Can Make Your Boudoir Shoot Unique
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3M ago
A boudoir session is an amazing way to celebrate yourself. It is meant to showcase who you are – your personality, your passions, and all of the peculiar things that are unique to you. One way to incorporate this into your photos is through the use of props. Boudoir is an opportunity to get photographs that are as unique as you. Every detail matters. You can begin with expressing your creativity through what you wear. Lingerie and clothing may not traditionally be thought of as props, but they can definitely be part of illustrating who you are as a person or possibilities you want to expl ..read more
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Fears and Boudoir
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5M ago
There are some fears that may be stopping you from booking a boudoir session. It can be scary to step outside of your comfort zone. Let’s take a few of these anxieties one by one and address them. I don’t look like those women!  Boudoir is for every body. We all have doubts about our appearance. There is no one particular kind of body that is built for boudoir. You don’t have to look like anyone but yourself. It can be nerve-racking to be so vulnerable. But there is no greater accomplishment than doing something that scares you. Remember -  this is a photo session that is suppose ..read more
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Body Neutrality: the freedom to think less about the skin you are in
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5M ago
Part Two. Read Part One HERE I am an intelligent, mature, and sensible woman who has spent time, research, and energy attempting to love my body. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, I still have to remind myself that being thin or young or beautiful will not make everyone love me. I have actively tried to dismantle the toxic ideals about body image that society has taught me, and I am still trying to unravel this idea that my worth has nothing to do with my appearance Some people are successful at really embracing the truth that all people deserve to love themselves, regardless of shape or siz ..read more
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Boudoir and Body Neutrality
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6M ago
Part One... Boudoir photography is often associated with body positivity. And while body positivity is an amazing goal, it is not always attainable, or even realistic. That is where body neutrality comes in.  What is body neutrality? In simple terms, it means that it doesn’t matter if you think your body is beautiful or not. You recognize that your value is not tied to your body. It says, “I accept my body as it is.” You are worthy of all good things no matter how you feel about your body. Sometimes, body neutrality is a step in your journey to body positivity. Sometimes, it is the ..read more
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