taking nudes and glamour photos of my website or not?

taking nudes and glamour photos of my website or not?

14 posts
3 Feb 2014
Iconic
Photographer
Iconic
although i have been doing wedding and portrait sitting for a few years (especially while at university) i feel like alot of people turn away from booking me because of the model shoots i have on my website ( especially the nude and glamour type shots - my question to you lovely purestormers should i take them down and host them elsewhere and just use my website for my business images such as wedding and partys and family pics etc

Posted 4 Feb 2014
Socialdisaster
Photographer
Socialdisaster
I personally wouldn't have anything except your main focus on your business website. Not only does it dilute the message, it could show a lack of commitment to one area.

Posted 4 Feb 2014
CSD_Images
Photographer
CSD_Images
Just keep nudity/glamour separate and under a nom-de-plume. Saves a lot grief, oh if you put them up put them up behind a 18+ lockdown as that will stop many bots harvesting them for websites.

Posted 4 Feb 2014
AndyT
Photographer
AndyT
I found with the studio that I keep them separate. I have one website for the families, weddings etc and another for the glamour etc. I also use a different alias for each.
I did this as a lot of mums and couples looking to book did not like anything of an adult nature.

Posted 4 Feb 2014
Iconic
Photographer
Iconic
i have removed them, i want to use my same name just hold them on a different website

Posted 4 Feb 2014
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
Host them both completely separately.

I originally had a single website on which I had a separate section (with nudity warning and specific acceptance to access) of glamour/nude images, and eventually found that I was losing customers simply because those looking for family shoots/weddings were not happy that I also had images containing nudity, even though of course they didn't have to look at them, and had to make definite decisions in order to view them.

No question - host completely separately

Dave

Posted 4 Feb 2014
oscar
Photographer
oscar
As advised keep you wedding/portrait work completely separate from any glamour. If you use the same name a search on google will show up the link. Have a different bank account for each.
Posted 4 Feb 2014
Iconic
Photographer
Iconic
even lingerie or is lingerie acceptable ?

Posted 5 Feb 2014
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
Iconic
even lingerie or is lingerie acceptable ?
What do you think ? Is it art?, Is it commercial/catalogue? or is it glamour? Most people would see it as glamour/lad's mags
Posted 5 Feb 2014
Paul_Jones
Photographer
Paul_Jones
Iconic

i feel like alot of people turn away from booking me because of the model shoots i have on my website ...


Well, there's your answer.

Posted 5 Feb 2014
I agree with the others - use two different names and try to make sure they don't mix - I've been guilty in the past of writing "photography by xxx" and not realising that the name I have used has been their "wedding photography" name (its the only name they seemed to go under at the time). So to cut out any confusion make it clear what you want to be credited as on models pages. I have been asked a few times to take down the credited images or to at least remove their name from the title of the image - which is easy if its a recent shoot but being asked 2 years later and having to go through the blog and various other sites I barely use anymore to remove all the "evidence" of them shooting nudes is a little more tricky.

Posted 5 Feb 2014
Midnite
Photographer
Midnite
personally i would host 2 sites,

Weddings, children, portraits on one site.

Anything glamour or model based on another.



As already stated use 2 different site names you dont want iconic weddings and iconic glamour for example incase mother or father of the bride end up in a  glamour gallery!
Posted 9 Feb 2014
Edited by Midnite 9 Feb 2014
alexcrawford
Photographer
alexcrawford

some people are totally closed to art.
all they see is smut, grubbiness, deviant.
they make up 90%+ (?) of your customers.

that answers my viewpoint on whether name, bank,
server, identification etc should be on yonder hilltop
and be completely disassociated from the masses


Posted 9 Feb 2014
Bob
Photographer
Bob
alexcrawford

some people are totally closed to art. all they see is smut, grubbiness, deviant. they make up 90%+ (?) of your customers.

That statement is rather succinct. I was recently told by a very successful thirty-something business proprietor in the hospitality industry that the black & white version of this image is porn. I am just glad that Laylarc wasn't around at the time to correct that particular misconception.
Bob

Posted 9 Feb 2014
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