What kind of nudity in photography is in good taste?

Started Dec 16, 2004 | Discussions thread
OP TheStarsAbove Regular Member • Posts: 159
Re: What kind of nudity in photography is in good taste?

That's true!

I am involved in photography on
both ends, front and behind camera,
and although I've never done nudity
there is a friend of mine who wants
some "sensual" photos for his portfolio
because he is interested in any kind of
work, (within reason of course!) and doesn't think there's anything
wrong with it!

-N

thinkin2 wrote:

TheStarsAbove wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm curious to hear the responses from those
who photograph models, models themselves,
and really any other d70 users out there
regarding nudity in photos...

When is it in good taste?
When is it "sensual" and not "lewd"?
Does it make models uncomfortable, in your experience?
Does it make photographers uncomfortable, in your experience?

Is it better to show sensual beauty outdoors, in a natural setting,
or is it
only appropriate in an indoor setting...

Anyone? Start the discussion:

Nudity in Photography

Thanks!

-N

I haven't been into photography for very long, but used to work
with watercolors and acrylic paints. Many of the better art classes
use live, nude models. The reason for this is that the human body
has pretty much every shape or form that there is and different
lighting produces shadows and contrasts from one end of the
spectrum to the other. I guess it's just about the best study
available for art, especially when you are first beginning. I
suppose that this would apply to photography as well. Just make
sure that you know who your model is and that they are of legal age
to consent. And unless you know this person extremely well, don't
be alone with them during the shoot. As for erotica, I guess that
is an individual thing. Some would see beauty and some would see
filfth. I would be careful about who you share this type of
photography with and I would also get a release form from the
model. Certainly wouldn't post any photos here. Best of luck and
Happy Holidays.
Jerry

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