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You've got to show them examples of your work that make them want you to produce similar work with them. In other words, you need a portfolio that demonstrates you can make it worth their time and effort. Of course that poses the question, "How can I build a portfolio if no one will work with me?" You have to start small. Check among your friends or family ...


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I think I'll try provide a sensible answer as this is actually quite an interesting question, especially for newer photographers who may be put off shooting this kind of thing and does genuinely deserve an answer. Disclaimer: I'm a fashion photographer. I've shot boudoir a few times to lingerie level and implied topless once. It's not my thing, I'm not ...


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I would ask: "Will everyone be nude?" and more importantly: "Will the photographer be expected to be nude also?" Good business usually dictates that the photographer for any event be dressed in a manner similar to the participants. I'm not trying to be funny; it seems like a serious consideration as you will have to deal with equipment and pockets come in ...


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Its all about communication. Jealousy is pretty natural, and is up to you as the photographer to ensure you gain your partners trust. Someone feeling jealous is doing so because they do not have a clear understanding of what you are doing and that is perhaps making them feel a little insecure. These insecurities can naturally make someone paranoid and self ...


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Is there anything I didn't think of? Perhaps the difficulty you might have in convincing the police that you only intend to take photos and that you never had any intention of having sex with a person who is known to take money for sex. Is this ethically acceptable? I don't think so. Most telling is the phrase you used: I had the idea of booking an ...


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Which one of my two versions captures the real concept of bodyscape photography? I would have to say neither, since both images are instantly recognizable as a female nude with very little to suggest it is also anything else. The concept of Bodyscape photography is to photograph a human body in such a way that at first glance it appears to either be ...


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Are there any books or websites on this subject? Yes. Tons of them. http://www.editorialnudes.com/ contains resources pointing to workshops, books, and online material. Darwin Wiggett has some resources regarding fine art nudes at his site. Some of his work is studio, some is outdoor environmental portraits. Ed Verosky is another source with links to ...


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...This sounds like an awful idea and for one reason that the other answers don't mention: Model Release You want to hire Escorts, that may or may not understand the reason you're hiring them. To do nude work with a tourist that doesn't speak the same language. Then you presumably want to be able to use it in your portfolio and publish it.. Without a ...


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When you hire an escort instead of a model, you will not hire a model. Speaking the same language is one part of communication, but certainly not everything. Being a model means experience in posing, in being directed how to look, how a photoshot goes, etc. It's a profession. It's what a professional photographer appreciates. If the language they speak is ...


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Talk with the fiancees about what they expect to receive as a product. Since you haven't done it before, you aren't being hired given your expertise about it, so make sure to talk with them and see if you can find out what they expect. Examples: color or b/w photos? Should you take some extra care to not show something in the photos, or you just should take ...


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Different color pallete. Weddings are known for high contrast, tux + white gown. Not making people into inkblots or blank paper is top priority. Here, you'll be releived of that but have to get subtle midtones. Get flesh tones right, so calebrate the white balance with a grey cloth and color chart. BTW I'm experienced with nude glamour photography in ...


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Prevention is the best approach. I advise models not to put on anything with elastic or tight at all the day of the shoot. Fifteen minutes in a dressing gown is not enough. A model wearing a slip-on dress and slippers works fine. Lack of skin elasticity exasperates clothing marks. Staying hydrated also helps the elasticity of skin. Models who are physically ...


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How do you feel about photographing yourself in the nude? No, I'm not suggesting the typical selfie (selfy?). I am suggesting that you take the project on with all the deliberation you would photographing a model. Light, accessorize, pose, and compose for your optimal effects for your available "model." I think it will present some significant and relevant ...


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Check your local arts and painting classes to see if they have nude modeling classes; go check them out and ask the models directly. Have a clear notion of what kind of nude photography you want to do (boudoir, nude, sexual or not...). As Michael wrote, have a small portfolio available to show potential models.


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If you have no existing rep, it's hard to get a start because you just come off as some kind of Leisure Suit Larry sleeze bag. Not sure how people get established on the internet. Friend of mine had the problem. Solution: Always have female with you when you make contact. Even on phone calls, skypes etc. Wives are best, girlfriends second, then sisters, ...


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I do not know the details, but do not underestimate the power of makeup. Normally this kind of photos have a lot of pre-production work. Just a tip, "back in the days" of film photography there was a film called "lith" for example Kodak's Kodalith, that produced a totally contrasted image, with almost no middle tones. This is not the case because you can ...


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If you have the photo, you might be able to use "tineye.com" to track down various instances where it appears on the Internet (World Wide Web). Possibly, there will be one or more instances with necessary authorship information included.


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Here's some links: Modeling agency: http://www.famemgtasia.com/ Similar and very useful thread: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/558133-session-with-an-amateur-model/ Basically Noldor, without having been there previously (I've been twice but only as a tourist) it's a little hard to imagine but it's extremely easy to get it handled once you are there....


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As an outsider, you're not going to be nude even if they all are. You're a working person who needs to be uniformed so you dont look like a perv. Dress like you would dress unless they ask you otherwise, and even then you're a professional and you're there to respect them and work for them, not be naked. They hired you knowing you're not a nudist. Get ...


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Experiment. This doesn't mean just trying new things, but to branch out repeatedly from the same point of departure. To avoid pornographic shots, practice abstract drawing exercises. Learn about art and composition, not just the mechanics of photography.


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