A boudoir photographer takes photos of women which will be shared in private and not placed in the family photo album. These photos feature models wearing sexy clothing, accessories, and make-up appropriate for the shoot. The tricky part of this type of photo shoot is to make the model feel comfortable wearing very little clothing. Most subjects that request boudoir photos are not professional models and may not be comfortable in front of the camera .
Professional photographers put nude photography in two categories. One is artistic, the other is pornographic. There may be a fine line between the two within the artistic camp. Regardless, nude models are aware that the photos are meant to be sexy, and getting them to pose seductively isn't usually as difficult as it is for boudoir photographers. These models are aware that the photo shoot is all about how the body looks and they wouldn't be nude if they didn't feel comfortable with their bodies.
Erotic photography is a style of art photography of an erotic and even a sexually suggestive or sexually provocative nature. Erotic photography is generally a composed image of a subject in a still position. Though the subjects of erotic photography are usually completely or mostly unclothed, that is not a requirement. Erotic photography should be distinguished from nude photography, which contains nude subjects not necessarily in an erotic situation, and pornographic photography, which is of a sexually explicit nature. Pornographic photography generally does not claim any artistic or aesthetic merit.