Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

Sissy Maid Tips

Friday, December 4th, 2015

The most important tip is to stay out of her panty drawer. That’s how you got in trouble in the first place!

Trouble, trouble, trouble

Trouble, trouble, trouble

The Parents Guide to Buying Bras

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Ah, if only your Mother had this guide when you were just a little girl. But even though you’re all gown up you’re probably still wearing the wrong bra. Did you know that an estimated 85% of men wear a bra that doesn’t fit properly?

Here are important answers to important questions such as:

  • When should my daughter first be fitted?
  • Why does she need a bra?
  • What should I be looking for when choosing a first bra for my daughter?
  • What’s the difference between a padded and a moulded foam bra?
  • What type of bra should my daughter wear during PE?
  • What if my daughter is feeling shy about having a bra fitting?

Plus four great examples of the right bra for the right reason. Be sure to check out Mish Online for great bras, lingerie, swimwear and a very easy to understand bra fitting guide.

Parents Guide to Buying Bras

Choices, choices, choices

Choices, choices, choices

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

Crossdresser and Fem Dom resources including virtual makeovers, lingerie, sissy stories and assignments

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I was going through the friends page on my website to check for broken links, and many of the sites listed are gone. So I’ve updated everything and I think you’ll find some unique places to visit.

For example, do you know how to make boobs? The link is right there under Blogs, Guides and Stories.

Among a wealth of information including photo galleries, transformation salons, crossdressing captions and Shibari Art Photography, are must know lingerie resources.

Do you know where to find garter belt panties? Well look carefully and you soon will.

If you do find a link that no longer works please let me know.

Strapped In Silk Friends Page

Crossdresser and Fem Dom resources including virtual makeovers, lingerie, sissy stories and assignments

Crossdresser and Fem Dom resources including virtual makeovers, lingerie, sissy stories and assignments

This Is NOT Your Mother’s Girdle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Thanksgiving means different things to everyone, but for most of us it means a lot of food. Everyone else is stuffing themselves, so you figure why not?

Then after the company finally leaves and you have some alone time, you put on your favorite lingerie and dress. You feel great and you look great so you saunter over to the full length mirror to blow yourself some kisses and practice posing.

Oh-oh, where did those extra 10 pounds come from? Now you’re depressed and spend the rest of the day in bed sulking.

Butt wait-there is a very simple solution: Shapewear.

Miraclesuit Hi Waist Thigh Slimmer Nude

Miraclesuit Hi Waist Thigh Slimmer Nude

This is the Miraclesuit by Miraclebody. Their logo is that you can look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds. 10 seconds!

But if you’re like most guys that’s a bit optimistic. By the time you lock all the doors, pull down the blinds, and get your things out from that secret hiding place a good half hour has gone by. Then you probably fondle your Miraclesuit for a few minutes, and take your time putting it on. It’s alright sweetie, enjoy yourself.

Slowly pull it up all the way, loving the soft fabric and the way it clings to your body.

Now put on that same dress and take a look. It’s a miracle! You actually look 10 pounds lighter.

Sweet huh? It comes in small, medium, large, extra large and extra extra large for those of you that finished the pie.

The Miraclesuit Luxurious Lace Hi Waist Thigh Slimmer comes in Nude or Black, but of course you’ll want to get both.

Miraclesuit Hi Waist Thigh Slimmer Black

Miraclesuit Hi Waist Thigh Slimmer Black

Just imagine what your friends at work will say when you wear it to the office under your slacks.

“Wow Tom, I don’t know how you stay in shape, especially after the holiday.”

You smile and nod. DO NOT GIGGLE AND CURTSEY. That’s almost always a giveaway.

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Macro Test

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Despite what I said I went out and bought a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Sunday. It is amazing! Within 3 days I had taken a gorgeous TACK SHARP 5472 x 3648 photo and had it printed out at 10 x 15 inches and framed.

I’ve taken night shots, sunrises, sunsets, and experimented with every one of the many settings, modes and features available. Except Macro because I was under the impression that the Sony RX100 is not very good at that. So I had to see for myself.

As you may or may not know, there is no dedicated Macro focusing mode on the Sony RX100. There is a Macro scene mode and it isn’t very good. But you can shoot great close up shots with any of the Autofocus modes, as well as with any shooting mode. This camera will focus on objects as close as 2 inches.

I did a quick test with my new Sony RX100 using a tripod, a small aperture, low ISO, and a red pepper. I took a group of shots using different settings, and found that using the Autofocus area set to Center worked best.

The full size image has been cropped to 2000 x 1723 and resampled to 72ppi. No sharpening or other adjustments were made in Photoshop.

My best shot was made using f8 1/2 sec ISO 125, Aperture Priority, and Autofocus Area Center.

Click here to see the full size image

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Macro Test

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Macro Test

The original is 5472 x 3648, but how large do you really need pictures of your peppers?

By the way, the base ISO for the Sony RX100 is 125, so using the two lower settings does not improve dynamic range or reduce noise to any real degree.

I also shot a red apple but it wasn’t as pretty as the pepper.

More pictures to come. From what I’ve been hearing it might be a snow scene by Thanksgiving.

Crossdressing Photography Tips-Pretty Pictures

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Every crossdresser I know, EVERY SINGLE ONE would love to share his hobby with friends, preferably women friends. Unfortunately not all women understand your fascination with dressing up, much less appreciate photos of you in your panties.

DO NOT LET THIS STOP YOU!

There are plenty of places to share your pictures such as Flickr. Another option is to print them out and leave them on your desk at work (if you work at a desk).

I was at Barnes and Noble the other day and saw a great book called Photographing Women: 1,000 Poses by Eliot Siegel. This book may be beyond your needs and is very detailed. Poses include: Standing Straight, Feet Crossed, Leaning, Bending, Using Props, Playing with the Dress, Over-the-Shoulder Gaze, and Back to Camera. Butt wait…

This is more about having fun than trying to look like professional model Elliott Sailors, who has recently decided to become a male model so that’s even sillier.

Here are a few tips to make it more like fun and less like an assignment. I know how you guys hate assignments.

  1. If you take a picture in a mirror clean the mirror first. See if you can hold the camera or camera phone so it’s not visible. You can always crop later. Using the flash in a mirror pic will not work very well.
  2. If you have a tripod use it, otherwise improvise. Position your camera on a dresser or anything that seems to be the right height, then take a few test shots using the self timer. Again, you can crop it later if you end up standing too far back.
  3. Consider sitting in a chair if standing makes you feel uncomfortable. Not only is this an easier position, but allows you to show off your panties, stockings and heels in all kinds of fun and sexy ways.

Here is a recent picture of my good friend Claudia Tyler Mae. Gorgeous isn’t she?

Claudia Tyler Mae

Claudia Tyler Mae

Not only did Claudia get a professional makeover and try on all kinds of outfits and wigs, she had a friend take pictures. You may or may not have this option.

Mirror shot, tripod or reasonable facsimile and self timer. Feel free to send me your pictures if you want a woman’s opinion. I will never use them anywhere without your permission.

Note: if you send me pics keep it clean, literally. My email is on my website.