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SimplyNadine

Posts: 825

Cleveland, Tennessee, US

I must know your secret to how you make yourself look so busty in photo's.  Push-up bra's don't seem to be a huge difference, on me at least.

Jan 04 11 10:59 pm Link

Photographer

M A R T I N

Posts: 3893

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SimplyNadine wrote:
I must know your secret to how you make yourself look so busty in photo's.  Push-up bra's don't seem to be a huge difference, on me at least.

why try to be something you're not when you can embrace who you are and love it?
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17762657

Jan 04 11 11:06 pm Link

Model

QuietAsKept

Posts: 5935

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Martin Bielecki wrote:

why try to be something you're not when you can embrace who you are and love it?
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17762657

+1 I'm a b-cup and I never tried to make my breasts look big. The only person that you can look like is yourself! smile

Jan 04 11 11:08 pm Link

Model

Alisyn Carliene

Posts: 11756

San Bernardino, California, US

When I was an a-b cup I used inserts to put in my bra and they made a huge difference?

Jan 04 11 11:11 pm Link

Photographer

Martin Troy

Posts: 18

Honolulu, Hawaii, US

that's ridiculous, your breasts are PERFECT the way they are.  big boobs = bimbo.

Jan 04 11 11:11 pm Link

Model

Jennifer Barker

Posts: 8010

Houston, Arkansas, US

QuietAsKept wrote:

+1 I'm a b-cup and I never tried to make my breasts look big. The only person that you can look like is yourself! smile

I wear a pushup .. if that is not good enough .. so be it     big_smile

Jan 04 11 11:11 pm Link

Model

Dane Halo

Posts: 1146

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Psht.  Bewbs.  It's alllll about the boo-tay. big_smile

EDIT: I make my itty bitty boobies look bigger by knowing how the light likes them. wink  Angle so that you get shadow on one side and underneath if possible.  Also: use makeup!  Contour underneath!  It will appear like a shadow in the photos.

EDIT AGAIN: Oops - didn't notice you don't shoot nudes.  My suggestion then is those silicone chicken cutlet inserts!  I love them - just pop them into your bra and move them around until they look natural.

Jan 04 11 11:13 pm Link

Photographer

Image Works Photography

Posts: 2890

Orlando, Florida, US

I have worked with all cup sizes. Sure a D will make some guys lean over their desks but, hey, there are so many to go around. We all have to work with what we got and make the best use of it.

Jan 04 11 11:15 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36697

Columbus, Ohio, US

Dane Halo-Globetrotter wrote:
Psht.  Bewbs.  It's alllll about the boo-tay. big_smile

^^This^^

Jan 04 11 11:17 pm Link

Model

SimplyNadine

Posts: 825

Cleveland, Tennessee, US

Lol don't get me wrong I love my boobs ( definitely fits my body )  but I like many of other woman sometimes do like the feminine curves, just looking around MM I see how a model can look my size in one photo and could switch to another one and their boobs like decently big.  I was just curious to how they did it.

Jan 04 11 11:19 pm Link

Model

Z A N Z A N

Posts: 2861

York Harbour, Guam, US

Martin Bielecki wrote:

why try to be something you're not when you can embrace who you are and love it?
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17762657

+1

Jan 04 11 11:19 pm Link

Model

SimplyNadine

Posts: 825

Cleveland, Tennessee, US

Dane Halo-Globetrotter wrote:
Psht.  Bewbs.  It's alllll about the boo-tay. big_smile

EDIT: I make my itty bitty boobies look bigger by knowing how the light likes them. wink  Angle so that you get shadow on one side and underneath if possible.  Also: use makeup!  Contour underneath!  It will appear like a shadow in the photos.

Lol well I like my "boo-tay"

I'll def. take note of that that though. big_smile thank you

Jan 04 11 11:20 pm Link

Photographer

Photogdan

Posts: 687

Louisville, Kentucky, US

Martin Bielecki wrote:

why try to be something you're not when you can embrace who you are and love it?
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/17762657

not a thing wrong with any of these.

Jan 04 11 11:22 pm Link

Photographer

Essential Noir

Posts: 243

Sedalia, Missouri, US

Jennifer Barker wrote:

I wear a pushup .. if that is not good enough .. so be it     big_smile

Trust me, Jennifer, it's good enough.

Jan 04 11 11:26 pm Link

Model

KellyV

Posts: 1234

Long Beach, California, US

I once complained to my mom that push-up bras don't work for me.

Being blunt and dry-humored as she is, she said: "Well, you need something for it to push. It's just pushing air right now."

During the first month I started modeling, I have used these silicone boob inserts sold at Walmart, Target, etc. (found in the lingerie section) and they did make a huge difference when paired with the right bra. I don't have a use for them anymore since most wardrobes I shoot in new-a-days requires I don't wear a bra. But if i need those inserts, they're nice to have around.

I guess now they make padded panties too for your booty.

but on the other hand, photoshop can make anything look bigger or smaller wink

Jan 04 11 11:33 pm Link

Model

Mychal Duran

Posts: 298

Ashland, Oregon, US

I've always found that it wasn't how much padding is in the bra, it's where it's located.
Try on a few different styles, everyone's boobs are proportioned differently.

I've never tried the inserts but lots of people say they are great!

Jan 05 11 01:06 am Link

Model

Kitty LaRose

Posts: 12715

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I used to feel bad about my IBT's but ... there really isn't a need. I'm not looking into the MAXIM-styled photo shoots, artistic nudes look just fine with little chests, I don't do a lot of lingerie/swimwear ... so why worry about my breast size?

OP, you could always try cutlets/inserts.

Jan 05 11 01:11 am Link

Photographer

Photos by Jerry

Posts: 701

Edmonds, Washington, US

One of my best models is an A-cup and she does nudes.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/14464195 (18+)

Jan 05 11 01:13 am Link

Model

Christie Gabriel

Posts: 2803

Chicago, Illinois, US

its more about the lighting than the pose. I generally don't go out of my way to appear busty but am pleasantly surprised when certain lighting set ups make me look like a full B cup smile

Jan 05 11 01:24 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27925

Dearborn, Michigan, US

Christie Gabriel wrote:
its more about the lighting than the pose. I generally don't go out of my way to appear busty but am pleasantly surprised when certain lighting set ups make me look like a full B cup smile

You always look good!   smile

Jan 05 11 03:46 am Link

Photographer

Herman van Gestel

Posts: 2149

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

make a distinguishment between fashion (cup a or aa) or other forms...

furthermore...pose, body tape, "chicken-filets" ....and makeup...a highlighter and shadower on the right places does wonders

Herman

Jan 05 11 03:56 am Link

Model

AlexandraAnastasia

Posts: 82

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Martin Troy wrote:
that's ridiculous, your breasts are PERFECT the way they are.  big boobs = bimbo.

Hey now. That's not fair!

Jan 05 11 03:56 am Link

Photographer

Keith A Williams

Posts: 1740

Vanceboro, North Carolina, US

... and in a pinch, a strip of medical tape o pull them slightly towards themselves from the underside in a tanktop or similar covered shirt works well.

I know, Old School and outdated, but hey, it worked for years.

Jan 05 11 06:13 am Link

Photographer

BrooklynHill

Posts: 4790

Los Angeles, California, US

Dane Halo-Globetrotter wrote:
Psht.  Bewbs.  It's alllll about the boo-tay. big_smile

Word! Bewbies overrated, especially when you got a nice ass!

Jan 05 11 06:17 am Link

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Koryn

Posts: 36707

Boston, Massachusetts, US

SimplyNadine wrote:
I must know your secret to how you make yourself look so busty in photo's.

I have no desire to make myself look busty.

That would be an inaccurate depiction of my own body.

I have very small boobs; they are probably one of my best features. Why alter the appearance of that?

Jan 05 11 06:20 am Link

Model

Maja Stina

Posts: 3620

London, England, United Kingdom

Small boobies are a win!

Well, I like mine. Having said that, they are big for my size. I'm a D. They don't look like a D, but I get cleavage in an ordinary bra...

But it's because I am so small under my bust. 30D is my bra size. xD

Jan 05 11 06:22 am Link

Model

Siren Adefvin

Posts: 68

Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

I'm a B-cup, but my babies are flat as pancakes. lol

Jan 05 11 07:36 am Link

Photographer

JBerman Photography

Posts: 1113

New York, New York, US

Martin Troy wrote:
that's ridiculous, your breasts are PERFECT the way they are.  big boobs = bimbo.

CORRECTION:  FAKE big boobs= bimbo

Jan 05 11 07:43 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12825

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I understand the OPs concern, sometimes a garment just doesn't fit a A as well.  Granted sometimes a garment doesn't fit a D well, so as a model you need to learn the tricks to make the garment you are selling look great.

I know several that use the inserts and/or a push up bra.  They also try and tighten the waist (cloths-pins in the back) to extenuate their shape.

Case in point, this one fits your shape very well and looks great on you.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/10103999

Jan 05 11 07:54 am Link

Photographer

Good Egg Productions

Posts: 15702

Orlando, Florida, US

JBerman Photography wrote:

Martin Troy wrote:
that's ridiculous, your breasts are PERFECT the way they are.  big boobs = bimbo.

CORRECTION:  FAKE big boobs= bimbo

Way to alienate yourself from a large percentage of models.

I'm happy to shoot all those "bimbos" with big fake breasts.

Jan 05 11 07:57 am Link

Photographer

Rick OBanion Photo

Posts: 1351

Saint Catharines-Niagara, Ontario, Canada

'A' cups are the breast...errr... best. If you really want a push up, my gf uses the Miracle Bra from Victoria's Secret and it adds more than a cup size to your appearance.
I, being somewhat old, prefer smaller breasts, because at my age larger breasts become longer breasts.

Jan 05 11 08:00 am Link

Model

Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Martin Troy wrote:
big boobs = bimbo.

How exactly do you think you know about my IQ?

Jan 05 11 08:09 am Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

SimplyNadine wrote:
I must know your secret to how you make yourself look so busty in photo's.  Push-up bra's don't seem to be a huge difference, on me at least.

You look fantastic here: http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/081119/08/49240e674ca60_m.jpg

For fashion, commercial, or art nudes; large breasts (or the appearance of large breasts) isn't essential, or even necessarily an asset.  For Glamour, it's usually good.

Jan 05 11 08:35 am Link

Model

Brilynne Bailey

Posts: 360

Buffalo, New York, US

Martin Troy wrote:
big boobs = bimbo.

Wow, okay I get the whole trying to boost self appreciation in girls with smaller breasts, but what a dick statement.

Jan 05 11 08:43 am Link

Photographer

Alien LiFe

Posts: 846

San Francisco, California, US

SimplyNadine wrote:
Lol don't get me wrong I love my boobs ( definitely fits my body )  but I like many of other woman sometimes do like the feminine curves, just looking around MM I see how a model can look my size in one photo and could switch to another one and their boobs like decently big.  I was just curious to how they did it.

Well, those are the result of the mighty Photoshop ... smile
The trick is to use it in a modest amount that it will enhance the image, not ruin it ... smile

Yours are just as wonderful as other B, C, D or DD or whatever ... smile

Jan 05 11 08:52 am Link

Photographer

Alien LiFe

Posts: 846

San Francisco, California, US

Elizabeth Dion wrote:

Wow, okay I get the whole trying to boost self appreciation in girls with smaller breasts, but what a dick statement.

1+

Jan 05 11 08:54 am Link

Photographer

Alien LiFe

Posts: 846

San Francisco, California, US

Babalon Salome wrote:

How exactly do you think you know about my IQ?

I agree with you 100% ...

Jan 05 11 09:01 am Link

Model

KJ KJ

Posts: 170

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I usually use silicone cutlets in my bra. And even then, since its not like that will help me go from an A to a D, I do poses that tend to emphasize my booty instead, because I like it better smile

Jan 05 11 09:19 am Link

Photographer

Designit - Edward Olson

Posts: 1636

Eureka, California, US

SimplyNadine wrote:
I must know your secret to how you make yourself look so busty in photo's.  Push-up bra's don't seem to be a huge difference, on me at least.

You tell us. You seem to have done fine in this image:

http://modelmayhm-8.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/090111/06/496a0922a59d1_m.jpg

Jan 05 11 09:31 am Link

Model

Rachel Jay

Posts: 20334

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, US

I've stopped trying, for the most part.  Pushup bras typically do nothing but accentuate the fact that my left boob is nearly a full cup size bigger than my right, and cutlets are always too heavy and end up making my boobs look longer (for lack of a better word) than bigger.

Lighting and makeup (contouring) can play a decent part in making boobies look bigger, as can posing.  Practice the posing at home, and play with contouring when you have a MUA on set.  Working with lighting will come when you're with a photographer, and is when your posing practice will come into play.

FWIW, my boobs only touch when I cross my arms and push them together.  Pushing them together without crossing my arms can kinda get them to touch, but it creates an unattractive set of lines instead of pretty-looking cleavage.

Jan 05 11 09:33 am Link