Between glamour and the more formal naked figure lies a wide expanse of the erotic, the documentary and the personal. Personality, whether it is the model’s genuine personality or a make believe one conjured from the photographer’s and model’s creative collaboration is created in the viewers mind by setting, clothes and props. In creating images of the erotic photographers tend to swing between hard and soft styles. Whether poised and flawless in a hard-edged setting or soft and innocent lying in a meadow the image created is of a stereotypical woman. A creation in which the photographer, model and viewer are all compliant.
Nude art or erotic art?. They may appear to be very similar genres. Here is a couple of simple definitions:
The Beauty of the Erotic in a Facebook World
Erotica but not nude? A seductively clothed model can be much more erotically attractive than the completely naked figure. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to combine the erotic with the aesthetic.
20. Naked womens’ portraits (or is it nude?). Still Counting
I have to admit that I could not decide on number twenty so here is just a small selection of the rest
Millions of photos are taken from about five feet eight inches (1.75 m) above the ground because that’s the average persons eye line. Whether photographing fine art nudes, boudoir or glamour nudes it pays to look for a different point of view.
It is easy to take better nude photographs. Anyone, even the best at something can always get better at it. All you have to do is acquire more knowledge, practice, and maybe have a bit of inspiration.