A confident woman is a sexy woman, there is no doubt about that. One of the best ways for an artist to convey that confidence, in my opinion, is with lighting. However, I’m not just talking about blasting the model with spotlights. What I am referring to is the proper illumination of the model. By not having the model hidden in the shadows, the viewer will know that the model is not afraid to expose herself.
The image above, of Lady Delkan, is an example of that point. While her stance may appear timid, there is so much in the visual that refutes her shy pose. For one, with her choice of clothing, she is purposefully drawing the viewer’s attention to her breasts. Secondly, with the room as dim as it is, she is standing where the light will fully illuminate what she chose to reveal. Although everything about this image serves to create an intimate atmosphere, the artist’s use of light showcases the model’s confidence.