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joerv007

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Views : 5255  Jan 20, 2011 10:28am

Hi guys. I am looking for some advice on shooting implied nudes. I am doing my first set of these at a shoot this weekend, and something has been bugging me... do I actually get the model nude? Is it all in the crop of the photo?

I have 2 models lined up for these sorts of shot (1 male and 1 female) and I don't want to ask them to do something which goes against the grain.

I know some shots it will be a case of pulling underwear down slightly or to the side to give the impression of nudity, but with other examples I have seen, the model is clearly naked.

For the male, I will be doing some head on shots (you know the sort of thing... with the top of the abdomen showing). Are guys normally naked for this or just pulling their boxers down suggestively?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Joe

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MattMiller

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 20, 2011 10:44am

This will probably start somekind of ground war ... but essentially implide nude is NOT nude, its just positioning and lighting to make the model appear nude ... if the model is nude with her bits covered she is actually just nude and no amount of fancy wording will change that ...

to be honest implide nudes are such a grey area they are not worth getting mixed up in ... if you want to shoot covered nudes its better to use a model thats completely comfortable with nude ... if you want to shoot a model that doesnt do nude (so it appears she is) find another model ... working so close to a models limits is way more trouble than its worth ...





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TSS

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 20, 2011 11:21am

quoting post from joerv007:

something has been bugging me... do I actually get the model nude?

NEVER touch the model, let them take their own clothes off. Too many posts on here about inapproriate behaviour from photographers.

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Kenp

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 20, 2011 11:24am

What Matt said. Unless the model is prepared to go nude, you are just asking for problems.


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model2010

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 26, 2011 8:10pm

for this kind of shoot if the model has a problem with been nude they should not even respond to the post as it suggests nudity

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SarahJaneModel

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 27, 2011 3:44am

Hi Joe

I agree with Matt too, implied nude is such a grey area, they are or they are not nude.

It is far easier to be nude and use fabrics, shirts, robes, lighting etc to 'hide' the naughty bits than to mess about moving straps, holding onto bra's and so on.

You really would be better with models who are comfortable being nude, however, if your models aren't then make sure they have a dressing gown with them to cover up between shots and never, ever touch them. If you need them to move hair off their face, or change the position slightly, then ask them to do it.

Good luck and I am sure we all look forward to seeing the results.

Sarah




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Mayz_photography

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 2, 2011 2:21pm

quoting post from TSS:

quoting post from joerv007:

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something has been bugging me... do I actually get the model nude?

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NEVER touch the model, let them take their own clothes off. Too many posts on here about inapproriate behaviour from photographers.


I don't think he was actuatly saying he was going to undress the model

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Orsoncarter

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 2, 2011 2:28pm

Discuss it with the models before the shoot so that you're sure you'll all be singing from the same song sheet.

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tarmoo

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 2, 2011 5:56pm

Implied nude means lots of different things to different models.

I have an "Implied Nude" gallery on my zenfolio site with 10 implied nude photos of different styles. I ask models which of the 10 photo they would be happy to pose to get a clear idea of what the mean.

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Bob_d

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 2, 2011 5:59pm

If you want to shoot implied nude art, then just shoot it with a model who is comfortable to shoot nude anyway......

You'll get more comfortable images, and you won't end up messing about with "the dance of a thousand robes", which is an awful waste of everyone's time.



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 photodorset

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 2, 2011 6:09pm

I always think implied means they are nude or could be nude but nothing is showing, it would also mean the image isn't 'adult'

Sometimes you just can't tell for sure!!!



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Cynicism

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Feb 5, 2011 7:29am

The original meaning of "implied nude" was that the model was only implied to be nude (eg: model behind a sheet).

However, the modern meaning of "implied nude" has changed. Now, it means, as others have said (correctly), nudes where certain critical areas are not visible.

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josephchen

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Nov 29, 2012 5:44am

You are a photographer so you have to focus at your photography, in case the model is naked or with cloth. You can visit my site for some ideas ..http://www.josephchenstudio.com/

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filmphoto

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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 15, 2014 4:43am

Discuss with your models in advance.

But very likely they mean that they are happy to be nude in studio, but do not want nipples or pubes in final shots. Sometimes its just pubes, sometimes its both.

This means their body can cover the bits, or props etc.

It is a changing term, but broadly speaking I think you can expect a nude model, but nothing visible in the final image.

An understandable position as they don't want revealing images out on the internet etc.


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 ChasC



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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 15, 2014 5:42am

For a long time I thought this was 'implied' nude as that is how the models described the pose. I was recently informed that this should be described as 'concealed' nude. I agree with the other commenters here, just book an art nude (or higher level) model and have her pose implied nude.



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RE: Shooting Implied Nude Jan 15, 2014 2:24pm

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