It requires a variety of skills and techniques to take beautiful photographs of women. Some important considerations are lighting, background and clothing. Also, it can help to place a woman in an environment where she feels comfortable.
The most important consideration when photographing women is lighting. Adequate lighting is necessary to reveal details, such as facial features, hair style and clothing texture. Photographers use light and shadow to create tonal contrast and evoke various moods. Also, proper use of highlight and shadow accentuates the curves of a woman's physique and enhances a woman's facial bone structure.
Other important considerations are the environment and background objects. Women are likely to smile and pose naturally in familiar environments with their children or pets. Also, the background can add or detract from the beauty of the photograph. An outdoor scene, like a sunset on the beach, can be flattering, but a background with a lot of objects, especially one of various shapes and colors, can be too distracting.
Another important element is clothing. The color of clothing can create contrast against the background and place more attention on the woman, while style and fit can emphasize a woman's best physical attributes and help express her personality.