The Beauty of a Woman
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
I’ve had the honor of photographing many beautiful women of all ages. The typical teen that is 15,going on 20, the glamours 20’s, the gorgeous 30’s, and the mature and beautiful senior citizen.
The beauty of a woman shows through in all of them. Each one is different, but, the ones that make a difference in just a photo or a work of art can be felt more that seen. When that ‘something’ clicks between the photographer and the model, you know you are in for a successful shoot.
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” ~ David Alan Harvey
A woman’s beauty is more that skin deep. She may be eye candy, but, if her soul is not beautiful, it is almost impossible to get a beautiful photo of her. People may call the model hot, sexy, wicked, etc.but, until she hears the words,”you are beautiful”, there is more work to be done to create a work of art.
The eyes are the mirror to the soul. The eyes may sparkle, or they may look sad. There is a certain beauty even in sadness. When photographing the eyes, it must provoke some kind of feeling from the admirer.
The look may be one of loneliness, sadness, anger, lust, desire, or happiness. There needs to be something in the eyes that makes the viewer want to pause and take a second look. Try to get the model to express the feeling you are looking for in her eyes and facial expression.
If you are a model you should stand in front of a mirror and constantly practice eye and facial expressions. If you are a photographer or artist look through photos, magazines, go to art shows and photo exhibitions. Take notes as to the reason a certain photo or painting has meaning to you. Continue to work on your skills to become better at your trade.