The art of taking aesthetically pleasing nude photos
Nude photography is one of the areas of photography that most artists embrace at one point or another. It has that appeal that not many can resist. Nudes have appeared from the beginning in all types of art: from paintings to statues to photography, black and white and now in full color.
When people hear about ‘nude photography’, they immediately think of disgusting and unsavory things like pornography and that sort of thing, and many times with good reason. Unfortunately, pornography has contaminated everything and while in the early years painting or sculpting a nude was an art form, it is now considered vulgar and distorted sexy. However, nude photos can be taken in a very nice, artistic and tasteful way without touching the dark side. The secret is to take away the sex. When the nude model tries to be sexy, the photo automatically becomes cheap and dirty.
If a person is trying to be sexy while fully clothed, it works well, as advertising has already shown. However, trying to look sexy while naked, he automatically sends viewers a very precise message, whereby everything else is forgotten except ‘sex’. But how to achieve what is apparently so difficult to achieve?
One way is to make the model not look at the camera. Make your gaze drift away, as if you are thinking about something past or recalling a personal memory. This shows that the model has a soul, has feelings and is not simply a sex toy. The main idea is for the model to express an emotion that is not sexy to the viewers. Make her look dreamy or lost in thought, in a trance, far away.
If you frame the image without your face showing, the nude photo will be abstract rather than a person without clothes. Alternatively, you can turn your head so that your face is not visible.
Lighting is another important part of getting the sex out of a nude photo. If you’ve noticed it in porn movies and pictures, there’s always strong, bright background lighting. Having too much light has nothing to do with art, with conveying a true atmosphere. This is why you need a lot of shadows, which means that the model should have the light pointing to her side or behind her. This creates a sense of mystique that leaves a lot to the imagination and mind.
Just by having adequate lighting and the model not looking directly into the camera will achieve the perfect artistic look that will not automatically bring the mind to porn, but to a beautiful piece of photography.