deciding if to shoot nude/glam/art nude.

deciding if to shoot nude/glam/art nude.

33 posts
2 Jan 2013
how can i decide whats the things to take into considration, im not bothered about people seeing my naked body call me big headed but i know its gonna look good so why not. would me shooting nude affect modelling agencies for fashion etc. its just i cant see the market for a girl like me. I love shooting fashion and lingerie, but it seems nude/art/glamour is mostly jobs offered on here, also where all the people are being published/paid. Im keen to make modeling a serious career, but dont want to rush into anything being impatient.
Posted 2 Jan 2013
Mark_Time
Photographer
Mark_Time
I'm no expert, But if you need to ask, your not ready. Do what your comfortable with and remember what you do today will still be here tomorrow.

Good luck with whatever you decide

Posted 2 Jan 2013
kflashm
Photographer
kflashm
+ 100

Posted 2 Jan 2013
sarah5182
how can i decide whats the things to take into considration, im not bothered about people seeing my naked body call me big headed but i know its gonna look good so why not. would me shooting nude affect modelling agencies for fashion etc. its just i cant see the market for a girl like me. I love shooting fashion and lingerie, but it seems nude/art/glamour is mostly jobs offered on here, also where all the people are being published/paid. Im keen to make modeling a serious career, but dont want to rush into anything being impatient.
It took me a while to get into that sort of modelling. Nude is something I don't shoot so I can't really tell you about it I only do tasteful boudoir glamour- I'm very picky about photographers I do glamour with. I think that sort of glamour can look very classy if done right As for art nude, it opens your doors a lot. And remember art nude is nothing to do with something being sexy, it's about form and shape and lighting. As for it decreasing your chance to get into higher fashion modelling, I doubt it.
Posted 2 Jan 2013
I don't know about agencies because TBH i don't think they're the be all and end all anyway. But it's quite simple - Pretend that you're going to take the images out of that building and show them to everybody you know. If you wouldn't want them to see it, Don't pose for it.

Posted 2 Jan 2013
Most fashion models get naked anyway so i don't see how nude work could harm your chances. Adult maybe. But not just being naked.

Posted 2 Jan 2013
nige_nw
Photographer
nige_nw
Missie0290

I don't know about agencies because TBH i don't think they're the be all and end all anyway. But it's quite simple - Pretend that you're going to take the images out of that building and show them to everybody you know. If you wouldn't want them to see it, Don't pose for it.


Likewise I can't say on agencies etc but the last bit that Missie said just about sums up what I was thinking.
Posted 2 Jan 2013
tarmoo
Photographer
tarmoo
Take a look at Carla Monaco - another Liverpool based model, and Suzanne who both do fashion/art nude. Perhaps they may be some inspiration.

I think your figure is be better suited to fashion/art nude than glamour nude.


Posted 2 Jan 2013
yeah thats the thing ! Im not arsed if people see it thats why im shooting phtographs, it is more about will it effect me in the future. If not nude whats my market i know what i enjoy but not what i am suiting x
Posted 2 Jan 2013
Gerry99111
Photographer
Gerry99111
Apart from whether you are happy enough to do it or whether it will affect your chances - look at the ports of people who shoot nude and ask yourself if you would be happy being portrayed that way. If you can only be happy with a few photographers work, then you may not have the option of working with them and be dissapointed.

There are great nudes and rubbish nudes - far more of the latter I am afraid. But most models get the balance right - ie they care more about the cash or they will only shoot with people who can make them look good.

Posted 2 Jan 2013
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
sarah5182

...Im not bothered about people seeing my naked body call me big headed but i know its gonna look good...


Unfortunately, no matter how good you look, there's an overwhelming majority of photographers here and on similar sites all of whom are effortlessly proficient at producing nude photos of you that will be bad beyond belief.

If you value your image then make sure you're able to tell a good photographer from a bad one first. Most models getting their kit off are mostly interested in the money and atttention though.
Posted 2 Jan 2013
Holmax
Photographer
Holmax
To be honest, and please don't take this the wrong way as you are very pretty, but at 22 you are probably too late for a career on the catwalk.
There are some very good models both here and on other sites that make a decent living from doing just fashion/lingerie stuff without having to venture into glamour or art nude. A lot of these aren't necessarily signed to any agency's.
It sounds to me like if you even have to ask the question to what are a bunch of effectively strangers then you are not ready for it.
Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

Posted 2 Jan 2013
wow carla monaco is AMAZING my true inspiration !

Posted 2 Jan 2013
jaejay
Photographer
jaejay
sarah5182
yeah thats the thing ! Im not arsed if people see it thats why im shooting phtographs, it is more about will it effect me in the future.
That is point ".....will it effect me in the future.". When you decide to get out of modeling nude work could affect/restrict some of your future career chances. For example "Teaching" "The Law" "Child care".
Posted 2 Jan 2013
Holmax
It sounds to me like if you even have to ask the question to what are a bunch of effectively strangers then you are not ready for it. Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
effectively stranger yes but professionals with a lot of experience which is very valuable!
Posted 2 Jan 2013
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