Our Definition of Nude Photography
When Michelangelo and Botticelli painted beautiful images of woman and men naked, they were not frowned upon by society, but rather celebrated for the beauty they created. I find it sad that in this day and age so many people appear to be so adverse to nudity. There may be a fine line between porn and nude, but to my photographic eye there is a huge difference, porn tends to be very much in your face, with no mystery and is about sex. Nude photography is generally considered a genre of art photography depicting the nude human body, it is more subtle and alluring, playing with shadows and using softer colours so that one admires the naked form, rather than lusting after it.
Many of our clients request nude photographs but are unsure what to expect. So exactly what does Boudoir Fusion Photography see as nude photography?
Implied Nude: Similar to FHM Magazine. The title expresses exactly what this form of photography is, it implies that you are not wearing any clothing but no “naughty bits” are showing. Sometimes less is more when nudes are being shot and implied nudes can be considered as being very tasteful and not obscene. Sometimes your buttocks will be shown.
Nude BodyScape: These images are essentially sensual fine art images of a person’s upper body or parts thereof usually taken from a low angle with high contrast lighting.
Semi-nude: Similar to Playboy Magazine. This is where your breasts and bum are showing, your other “naughty bits” will be covered or just covered by clothing or shadowed.
Full Nude: Again, similar to Playboy magazine and art galleries. This is where your entire body will be photographed naked, the images will all be tastefully shot, we will strive to show you in the best light possible.
Artistic Nude: Found in art galleries. These images are posed in an interesting manner and artfully lit with parts of your body heavily shaded.
Erotic Nude: Provocative expressions are used and particular attention is drawn to your “naughty bits”, this form of photography has a sexually suggestive component, and often stretches the imagination.
Adult Nude: Similar to Hustler Magazine. Sexually explicit poses are used, often engaging or suggesting that you are about to engage in a sexual act, these images can also be pornographic in nature.
Although many of our clients will not even consider going naked, for those of you that do, the above is a rough guideline for you to follow to enable us to know exactly what you are wanting to achieve so we can best deliver and meet your expectations and design a private and personalised photographic experience, giving you the images that you want.