The features of a pin-up style photo include glamour, polished makeup and hair, vibrant colors, a model with personality and usually some kind of theme. Classic and modern pin-ups are variations of boudoir photography that focus on accenting a woman's sex appeal in a subtle and respectable manner.
Some tips for creating good pin-up photography include proper grooming of the model, practicing facial expressions and poses before the photo shoot, pointing the toes and keeping hands soft. Pin-up photographers often discuss areas of the body or birthmarks that the model is uncomfortable with before photo shoots. Certain poses, photography angles and clothing are utilized to accentuate better areas and provide good results.