Archive for the ‘Crossdressing Photography’ Category

Sissy Maid Jobs and Professional Male Models

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Let me start by saying that I have no idea if this man is a sissy or even a professional maid. The lovely Gina pictured below (possibly not his real name) is modeling a professional lockable satin French maid uniform over a four layer satin petticoat. He also has on stockings, a wig and lipstick, but he may just be helping out a friend.

My point is that all over the world women are trying to sell clothing like this, and wish they had the right man to model for them. I used to sell sissy dresses, maid uniforms and lingerie, and believe it or not I could not find the right guy to model for me and let me post his photos on my website.

I suggest you get a few cute outfits, take some quality photos and start a portfolio. Then you can take out ads on various sites like Pinterest or even in your local newspaper offering your modeling services. You can also contact online shops like this one and politely ask if they need a model. Unfortunately you may have to try on hundreds of dresses, blouses, skirts, and nightgowns and take thousands of photos until steady work comes in. Be patient.

Start with this beautiful satin french maid uniform. Its available in black, white, ivory, pink, fuchsia, red, purple, burgundy, hot pink, plum, emerald green, gold, silver, royal blue, turquoise or lilac and is only $64.

This Etsy shop is called Hand Made Petticoats and is run by Maria Ferguson, who also has gorgeous satin panties for $15 as well as a tremendous collection of handmade petticoats.

Note: at this time I don’t need another maid but send in your photos and I will consider sharing them.

Professional Satin Maid Uniform

Professional Satin Maid Uniform

Professional Satin Maid Uniform

Back To Basics-Crossdressing Photography

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The internet is full of photos of crossdressers, transvestites and sissies, most blurry and badly lit. Don’t be that guy.

Think composition, color, light, and probably most important, use a tripod and self timer. Or ask someone to take your picture while you concentrate on your pose. Consider asking the girls next door, and if you really can’t find anyone else, order a pizza and ask the delivery boy. Tip well.

Note: the tip does not necessarily have to be money. Use your imagination.

Back To Basics-Crossdressing Photography

Back To Basics-Crossdressing Photography

The Creative Crossdresser

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

I put together a new Pinterest board called Lingerie For Men, and it wasn’t as easy as you’d think. Out of hundreds of great photos of beautiful women in lingerie only a few stood out. Only a few were really different, or what I think of as creative.

Yes, they were all gorgeous, and they were all wearing incredible pieces of lingerie in pretty colors, but most had the same expression and pose. Either they were sitting in a chair, often backwards, leaning against a wall, or lying on a couch or bed.

The same is true for the thousands of photos of crossdressers I see all over the web, especially Pinterest. So these photos are meant to give you some ideas and inspiration to try something new, rather than take a quick selfie in your bathroom.

For example, many of you don’t want to show your face so you blur it or crop out your head. The photo below is a fantastic example of a way to do something different, something creative that you’ll be proud to show your friends at work and post online.

As Ansel Adams once said: “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” OK that’s actually a bit confusing, but take what you can from it.

Lingerie For Men on Pinterest

Lingerie For Men on Pinterest

Lingerie For Men on Pinterest

The Prettiest Boys on Pinterest

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

One of them is certainly Laura Wayland pictured below. His Tumblr page reads: Bienvenue à tous, moi c’est Laura, j’ai 23 ans et je suis une Tgirl (non hormoné / non opéré) depuis mon plus jeune âge. Ici vous trouverez mes photos. Passez une bonne visite!

That’s French for: Welcome everyone, my name is Laura, I am 23 and I am a Tgirl (not hormoné / non-operated) from a young age. Here you will find my photos. Have a great visit!

Quand on a pas ce que l’on aime, il faut aimer ce que l’on a.

Laura Wayland Tumblr

Laura Wayland

Laura Wayland

Crossdressing-out of the closet and into the living room

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

In the old days, most crossdressers would simply put on a pair of panties and prance around the house. Then maybe, just maybe, they would get very brave and add stockings or pantyhose, a bra and a dress.

On a few occasions they might even put on a cute wig, makeup and nail polish, maybe even high heels, but rarely did they take pictures of themselves and share them with the world. Though the times they are a changin, and now you can easily find thousands of photos of pretty boys and men in panties all over the web.

I’ve put together a select group of my favorite crossdressers from Pinterest in two new boards: Pretty Boys and Men in Panties. I think this will give you a better perspective of just how many men like to dress up as girls. You might even want to begin taking some photos of yourself and spread them around.

Note: these two boards are repinned from the manly men of Pinterest, so some of these “girls” might even be actual girls, or maybe they became girls, its very hard to tell sometimes.

Update: I found out that this photo is Shemale Pornstar Nicole Ribeiro, so not quite your average pretty boy.

Pretty Boys on Pinterest

Pretty Boys on Pinterest

Pretty Boys on Pinterest

The Top 3 Reasons To Shoot A Transvestite

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

So you invest in a new camera and lens, and decide to take some amazing photos. You study photo blogs, watch videos, and read books about light, color and composition. But what to shoot?

Sunsets? Rainbows? Yellowstone National Park? Think again.

Rangers in Yellowstone National Park recently rescued a tourist who was trying to take a photo. All he wanted to do was take a great image that he could show his friends and family. But as he tried to get the right composition, he fell backwards off a cliff and by sheer luck got wedged in a small crevice in the Grand Canyon. They said he was lucky to land where he did because he was at the top of a 200 foot drop.

He would have been better off asking the park rangers where the transvestites hung out and have them pose. Here are the top three reasons to shoot a transvestite:

  1. You will probably not fall off a cliff. Most transvestites do not like heights.
  2. One of the first things you learn about photography is to try to tell a story, it rarely gets more interesting than a man dressed as a woman.
  3. You don’t have to sit and wait hours for the perfect light. Put him in a chair and ask him to smile, all transvestites love to be photographed.

Sure, you can go the traditional route and hike for miles into the woods or mountains in the middle of the night, and wait for a perfect sunrise. But as Ansel Adams, possibly the most famous photographer of all time once said: “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Every picture tells a story

Every picture tells a story

Crossdressing-The Decisive Moment

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The Decisive Moment is a term coined by famous street photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. Basically he felt that the moment is fleeting, meaning that once you miss it, its gone forever. Understand that he was photographing things like people jumping over puddles.

How is this related to crossdressing? The decisive moment in this case is much more complicated. Your priority is still very much about timing, but timing for you probably means is there enough time to do your makeup, paint your nails, dress up, remove your makeup and nail polish, and then put everything away. And what about perfume? You dab on a bit of Daisy by Marc Jacobs and now your bedroom smells like a flower shop! Which is not a bad thing, but you might be expecting your friends later for poke her (poker).

Yes timing is everything and the moment is always fleeting, but most guys I know have their dress up sessions down to a science. The key is to relax and enjoy it even if you only have an hour or two.

As for a quick crossdressing selfie, take an extra minute to set it up. Experiment with different poses and backgrounds. After all, you’re putting in a lot of effort, and when you look at your photo collection in your seventies you’ll wish you took more.

The Decisive Moment found on Pinterest

The Decisive Moment found on Pinterest

Reconsidering Sissies

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Reconsidering Sissies is the name of a new board I found today on Pinterest. This is his mission statement:

“To be honest, I’ve never been fond of Sissies association with my leaning toward the feminine…and to my innate sense of carrying both a male and female sense of self. But, coupling that with my submissive nature, I’m beginning to warm to the idea. So, this board reflects my coming to terms with the Sissy inside.

Alrighty then. Go to my Pinterest page, log in and click on the boards I follow to see everything from Gender Benders to Pretty Boys. Literally thousands of photos, many of them not men dressed as women but women that almost look like men dressed as women. I’m currently following over 200 boards, some of which have probably been removed by now.”

Feel free to follow me and if you start your own board behave yourself.

Teresa Bowers Pinterest

From Reconsidering Sissies on Pinterest

From Reconsidering Sissies on Pinterest

Crossdressers With Cameras-Expose Yourself

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

I hope that everyone had a great holiday and got wonderful gifts. One of the most popular gifts this year is the same as last year, and the year before that, and the year before that-a new camera.

As an avid (obsessive) photographer myself I’d like to share a couple of things I’ve learned the hard way, things I still do again and again and again.

First of all, the subject is one of the most important parts of a good photo. If you can find a professional model to dress up in all kinds of cute outfits you can concentrate on understanding your camera. But even those with access to a model find that they are not dolls to play with, they get tired, jumpy, and bitchy after you insist that they reapply their lipstick a hundred times. What can you do?

You sweetheart, can be your own model. Yes, it may be uncomfortable for you to stretch yourself into a tight corset, find the perfect panties to go with your stockings and garter belt, try on countless blouses, skirts and dresses, and go through 50 shades of eyeshadow, but an artist has to sacrifice for their art.

So you decide to dress up and take some photos of yourself with your new camera, how hard can it be?

The level of your success is in direct proportion to your level of perfectionism. That being said, you still want sharp, well lit photos to show your friends and the girls at work, so here are a couple of tips I’ve learned by taking and deleting thousands of photos that were probably worth keeping.

I’m using two photos of the lovely Alena to demonstrate what you might go through with a new camera you’re unfamiliar with.

Tip 1: Be aware of everything in the frame. It may be hard to notice the little distractions until you view your photos on a large computer screen. Fix them and take more.

Classic Couch Pose

Classic Couch Pose

This is the classic couch pose and for the most part is very, very good. But the stocking sticking out of the couch cushion and what is probably his jeans hanging over the door takes the attention away from the pretty guy with the large breasts.

Your photos do not have to be perfect. I chose these two because I want to give you inspiration as well as show you some great images. Alena is from Minsk in the Republic of Belarus. From what I’ve been told the men there take everything very seriously, from crossdressing to makeup. Your results may vary.

Tip 2: Experiment. Open the windows and sit on the kitchen table. Cross your legs one way, then try the other way. Wear heels, don’t wear heels. Order a pizza and see if the delivery guy will pose with you.

I once read that if you get one photo you feel is a keeper out of a hundred, you should consider that a success. But that photographer did not dress up as a girl when he was home alone (as far as I know).

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

Crossdressing Selfies-Techniques and Obsessive Photography Disorder

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

The main technique for a good crossdressing selfie is the pose. Sitting in a chair is fine, but experiment with different body angles and expressions.

After that the best thing you can do is use a tripod or put your camera on a solid surface, then set the self timer.

Its very important that you realize that you do not have to make a technically perfect shot.

Professional photographers sometimes add grain to their photos to give them a gritty effect, can you imagine that? Many have cameras that cost more than your car, and their pictures are magazine quality, then they make them look rough. Of course we all know that many people like it rough.

But if you want to shoot for a sharp photo with as little noise (grain) as possible, here are a couple of very obvious tips you probably already know.

More light will give you a faster shutter speed, which hopefully results in sharper photos.

If you know what ISO is and where to set it on your camera, keep it as low as possible. Higher ISO shows more noise (grain).

Now if you happen to have Obsessive Photography Disorder as I do, here are some very, very simple yet important things to think about while setting up and shooting:

Aperture, white balance, focal length, metering mode, composition, aspect ratio, format, symmetry, and of course bracketing. Easy peasy right?

Then after downloading the RAW files (of course you shot RAW-don’t be ridiculous) make the basic adjustments in Lightroom:

White balance, exposure, fill light, blacks, brightness, contrast, clarity, vibrance, and saturation. Adjust the highlights, lights, darks, shadows, play with individual color hue, saturation and luminance, reduce noise and sharpen.

Next think about black and white by converting to grayscale and adjusting the luminosity levels of the red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, blue, purple and magenta separately.

Now save the file as a PSD, TIFF or JPEG. Of course you can tweak it more in Photoshop if you have it, adding masks, adjusting the levels and experimenting with effects and filters.

Did I mention to keep an eye on the histogram? Consider exposing to the right for at least some of the hundreds of shots you’ll be taking.

Now I’ve heard rumors, mostly in back alleys and the photography section of book stores, that some people are taking pictures on auto, or even with their phone and getting fantastic results.

THE ONLY POSSIBLE REASON TO SHOOT LIKE THAT IS TO HAVE MORE TIME TO DRESS UP.

Oh….

The lovely Melanie Hue with his Canon Rebel

The lovely Melanie Hue with his Canon Rebel