Nude photography is a genre most photographers dabble in every now and again. I've often thought of nude photography as a natural extension of portraiture; if you're going to spend so much time on trying to capture the 'essence' of who somebody is, in some cases shedding any barriers between the model and the camera such as clothes is the next logical step. One thing that can be a challenge, is to translate portraiture techniques into nudes. For right or wrong, there are still a few social taboos around nudity - and even in relation to photographing nudes - and I often receive e-mails from people who want to give it a right good go, but can't quite figure out how to get started. I am often asked where people who are interested in nude photography should start - and after a bit of research, I've finally found a great one-stop shop for all the information you could need about nude photography. You can find it on Amazon UK or Amazon. I've written about the topic before, and you could do a lot worse than having a look at Try Nude Photography ; my interview with nude photographer Pascal Renoux who is also featured in this list of inspirational nudes , Adding Passion to Nude Photography , and Nude Photography You may also be interested in the short piece by Brigitte I posted on nude self portraiture. The reason I decided to create this post is two-fold; A lot of photographers are posting their first few steps in nude portraiture to Flickr, but many of them don't get the exposure they deserve. The great thing about this is that even if you are a Flickr veteran, there's likely to be a load of photos in this list that you haven't come across before.
Where to begin?
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Warning : Lets start this tutorial with a warning. This post is about Nude Photography and does cover a topic that some may find offensive. At first I thought she was joking but she was quite serious. She wanted someone that she could trust and someone who she thought could take a decent shot.
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Help Center. Remember me. And if you're photographing male models specifically, be sure to consult our nude photography tips! As a photographer, it never hurts to be too prepared, right? Help them out by turning up the heat in the room well before the shoot is scheduled to begin. Remember - the more comfortable the model is, the more relaxed they will be and the better the images you will take. They'll have a better time in front of the lens, too! It's your job as the photographer to make that happen. Check out more nude photography in the PhotographyTalk member gallery. The nude photographs in the gallery have been shared by members of our community.
Taking nude selfies is an act of erotic expression, and sharing them with a trustworthy partner can deepen your intimacy plus make for tantalizing foreplay. Sadly, the joys of this pastime are often eclipsed by anxiety over photos being stolen or shared without consent. As long as everyone involved enthusiastically consents at every step of the way, taking and sharing nude photos is one of the hottest things you can do.