Shutter Speeds

When we set out camera to P (Program) or Auto the camera will select the best (it thinks) apertures and shutter speeds.  But what if we want to freeze movement – for example to a swishing cane?

When something in your photograph is moving a slower shutter speed will allow it to blur as the movement continues during the exposure. Faster shutter speeds may freeze the motion; depending on how fast the object is going. See Beginners Guide to Spanking Photography

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Exposure

That’s the cameras not the models.

Exposure Compensation

Your camera has a very sophisticated metering system that is good at controlling the amount of light that hits the sensor (the exposure) but it is not infallible and of course it doesn’t work with studio flash. There are also limits to the system. Most cameras can cope with all but the brightest lights such as pointing it at the midday sun. Not recommended anyway as you might burn out the sensor and your eyeballs. At the other end of the scale there comes a point in darkness where our human eyes can cope but the camera just cannot let enough light in to the create a viable picture.

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Beginners Guide to Spanking Photography

Getting good spanking photos is not easy so here’s a few tips.

The idea of receiving (or giving) a good spanking is quite a turn on for many people. There are some professional and amateur models who are willing to pose for spanking or other BDSM orientated photographs but whether you are using a lover or model they are always in charge. Everything should be strictly consensual and if they say stop or use a safe word then stop.

Administering a spanking or other punishment effectively and within the recipients limits is an art which takes practice; it is also very difficult to do with a camera in your hand. I’ll admit that some, but not all, of my spanking and whipping pictures are posed but I challenge you to work out which photos are which. It’s amazing what you can do with a stripe of lipstick, a bit of make up and Photoshop 

Hint: Even the firmest cheeks ripple when whacked with a hand or paddle and this can be caught on camera.

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Lighting

Lighting Bondage Photography.

Daylight or Artificial Light?

Nature has given us a large, bright light source complete with some very handy diffusers (clouds). Unfortunately we have no control over when these diffusers appear and, although the sun is always shinning it reaches us with varying intensity.  Since I am assuming that most of your bondage photography will take place indoors, except for the more adventurous, then you are probably going to need some form of artificial light.

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