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04/25/2005 08:14:10 PM · #1
Just wondering if I'm on the right track for a first attempt, I see many nude photos that lack "feeling" Just just look like a naked person laying there. Any comments are welcome. Thanks :)

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04/25/2005 08:16:36 PM · #2
Fixed the thumbnails for you.

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Not bad. Looks like your white balance is off. Looks like you used incadescent lighting, you should try setting your white balance to that, so you don't get the red/orange color cast.

The closeup seems to be out of focus

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04/25/2005 08:20:30 PM · #3
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Here's a tip. Keep the model from wearing tight clothes such as blue jeans for at least 2 hours before the shoot. The preasure marks around her waist are definatly visable. Also, the hand on the breast thing has always been a let down for me. If the breasts must be obscured for one reason or another then use hair or lighting or think of some original way to do that. Girls don't go around holding their breasts that way normaly unless they are administering a breast cancer test.

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04/25/2005 08:33:37 PM · #4
nsbca7 said "Girls don't go around holding their breasts that way normaly unless they are administering a breast cancer test" . .
ROFL I do
04/25/2005 08:40:37 PM · #5
Nice white background, but the light on your subject looks yellowish, like they just put on a bunch of tan-in-a-bottle.
04/25/2005 09:01:49 PM · #6
thanks for fixing the links, although after about an hour I did figure it out :)
Thanks for the comments, I never thought about the blue jeans lines.
04/25/2005 09:45:13 PM · #7
Originally posted by fotoshootme:

nsbca7 said "Girls don't go around holding their breasts that way normaly unless they are administering a breast cancer test" . .
ROFL I do


Really? Show me.
04/25/2005 09:58:22 PM · #8
the close up 'quality' is bad - blown up too much.
I agree that the skin color is off.
Cokin (an i suppose others) make a soft focus/diffusion filter that is great for nudes - it helps hide minor skin issues and makes the body more attractive.

04/25/2005 11:13:35 PM · #9
Originally posted by Prof_Fate:

the close up 'quality' is bad - blown up too much.
I agree that the skin color is off.
Cokin (an i suppose others) make a soft focus/diffusion filter that is great for nudes - it helps hide minor skin issues and makes the body more attractive.


Or just use Photoshop. The healing brush can work miracles on skin blemishes.
04/25/2005 11:38:09 PM · #10
Hope you don't mind, but I did a quick edit to one. Removed some skin blemishes and tried color correcting. Left note in the details. If you want me to remove them, or have questions, you can PM me.

Tried to color correct. A little better, but still not perfect

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Converted to B&W
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04/25/2005 11:51:55 PM · #11
Alyssa, I liked your first attempts at nude/erotic photography, although I think you failed in what you were trying to accomplish (more feeling). If you are going to continue with this genre I would suggest you get a tripod (if you haven't already) because it looks to me from these photos that you put your camera on a table or bureau and stood in front of it and either set it off with a remote or the timer. Plan more about the shot that you want to express. For example, what position you want to take, how you want your face to show and the lighting is especially important. It will be very hard to get good results using incandescents as these will never put out enough light and can give off very harsh results. YOu could take a fantasy of yours and carry it out in front of the camera with accoutrements, clothing, etc.

I think you failed in these attempts because your face wasn't showing, which I believe would be important to showing more feeling. Your current attempts reduce these pics to body parts. Don't worry about the technical aspects so much, as these will come to you if you learn to fix the pics you take.

Good luck and I hope this helps.
04/25/2005 11:54:53 PM · #12
the photos are sort of bland. they dont have that artistic feel to them. Covering the breasts are a no no in nude photography.
04/25/2005 11:55:46 PM · #13
I agree showing the face deffintely shows emotion,,and the lighting is a huge key factor,,,the best bet is to play around with it and experiment,,thats what I do alot of and it does help,,,I am by far not perfect just my opinion,,nice navel piercing
04/25/2005 11:58:57 PM · #14
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

Covering the breasts are a no no in nude photography.


I don't agree that there are ever rules set out in black and white like that. Do this, don't do that, no thanks!
04/26/2005 12:08:33 AM · #15
I would suggest you experiment with light and shadows to achieve more interesting results.
04/26/2005 12:15:25 AM · #16
Since the pictures are already a little soft, I would go ahead and take advantage of that. Try to turn that into art.

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04/26/2005 12:19:08 AM · #17
Originally posted by GoldBerry:

Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

Covering the breasts are a no no in nude photography.


I don't agree that there are ever rules set out in black and white like that. Do this, don't do that, no thanks!


You know you are only saying that because of your self portrait. I thought that was pretty well done, but the hand on the breast, as I commented, sank the picture artistically. You could have concealed the breast in a more imaginative way. I mean for me at least, it's not all about seeing booby. I'm looking for artistic imagination. The hand on the breast in an effort to conceal it is not very original or imaginative.
04/26/2005 12:28:00 AM · #18
Originally posted by Olyuzi:

I think you failed in these attempts because your face wasn't showing, which I believe would be important to showing more feeling. Your current attempts reduce these pics to body parts.


I am of the opinion that body parts often work well with nudes. The face is definitely not always necessary to convey artistic feeling.

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04/26/2005 12:31:53 AM · #19
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04/26/2005 12:52:54 AM · #20
Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

the photos are sort of bland. they dont have that artistic feel to them. Covering the breasts are a no no in nude photography.


Totally disagree (sorry, but we all have our own opinions). Some of the most alluring work will the subject seeing everything but the subject showing nothing. An arm strategically bent...

The wrist dropped with the fingers pointing upward would give the image a relaxed look that would soften the subject and make her more alluring.

Message edited by author 2005-04-26 00:54:34.
04/26/2005 01:18:03 AM · #21
Originally posted by sofapez:

Originally posted by RulerZigzag:

the photos are sort of bland. they dont have that artistic feel to them. Covering the breasts are a no no in nude photography.


Totally disagree (sorry, but we all have our own opinions). Some of the most alluring work will the subject seeing everything but the subject showing nothing. An arm strategically bent...

The wrist dropped with the fingers pointing upward would give the image a relaxed look that would soften the subject and make her more alluring.


Could not agree more. Nudes are: Seductive, Blatant, Distant, Sassy, Inviting, Technical(Learning to paint mussel groups) and Uncomfortable. To name a few.
04/26/2005 01:24:00 AM · #22
Well, then maybe I'm a bit confused as to what she means by "feeling." The way I took it was erotic feeling based on what she was doing in the pics. Imo, touching the breasts were not meant as a coverup, but rather as a turn-on. Same for the 2nd pic of the southern hemisphere ;). I'm not sure she was attempting artisitic feeling, as there was nothing artistic expressed. But this is just my interpretation.

Originally posted by nsbca7:

Originally posted by Olyuzi:

I think you failed in these attempts because your face wasn't showing, which I believe would be important to showing more feeling. Your current attempts reduce these pics to body parts.


I am of the opinion that body parts often work well with nudes. The face is definitely not always necessary to convey artistic feeling.

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04/26/2005 01:24:18 AM · #23
Originally posted by mpemberton:

(Learning to paint mussel groups)


Mmmmm... mussel groups
04/26/2005 01:29:36 AM · #24
I think the lighting is way too strong and harsh. It's blocked up the shadows especially from the elbow up and I think there should be more detail there, especially your face and breasts. Also, there's a distracting smear near your deriere. Hope my critique was not too harsh.

Originally posted by jensmustang:

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04/26/2005 01:39:11 AM · #25
Originally posted by Olyuzi:

Imo, touching the breasts were not meant as a coverup, but rather as a turn-on.


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? Turn on? If it was meant as a turn on she should have been squeezing a nipple or something, not holding her arm in an uncomfortable looking position in an effort to cover both breasts.
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