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  1. bc3544

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    I am a beginner with a basic Canon 8 mp camera. I'm wanting to take some nood and partially clothed shots of my wife. She is kinda shy but let me take a few in a hotel room already.

    What do I need to know to get the best poses, angles, crops, etc?

    Also, what is a good free program to crop and process the pics I already have. All I have on my home computer is Microsoft Paint.
     
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    What kind of nudes do you have in mind? A lot depends on that. You should now what kind of mood you want to capture - erotic, romantic, gentle, hard, honest, abstract, glamorous, dynamic, tranquil, snapshots, fine art etc.

    What are your lightning options? If you're not doing outdoor nudes, some form of artificial lightning would be highly advisable.

    As for editing software, many use Adobe Lightroom 2.0, Aperture and others. There are however one or two free editors which seem to be quite good, but I can't remember their names... Maybe someone else will.

    EDIT: I think Gimp was one of them, but I'm not sure. Also, didn't you receive some kind of editing software with your camera?
     
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    I know many on here will disagree with me as it is a photo forum, but I work in law enforcement and I have seen nothing but bad come from people taking nudes of each other. I am sure a lot of people do it and have no problems but when things go bad it gets really bad. The good side is that the pics are going to be of your wife and not you.

    my vote :thumbdown:
     
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    If she is shy maybe she would like to do more lingerie type shots or implied nudity (she is nude but nothing is shown in the photo due to posing positions). I think these are sexier anyway than full nudity.
     
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    question: how did you ever convince your wife?
     
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    Tasteful. Nothing hard, but semi erotic yes. Romantic, yes. Tranquil, sometimes. So far most have been in briefs and topless and maybe one without the bottoms from behind.

    I've seen some very nice "profile" (is that the right word?) shots taken thru a translucent shower curtain that I might try to duplicate. Beyond that, and the few I have taken I'm trying to think of ideas.

    I'd like to do outdoor at some point but it is hard to find private locations that are suitable. For light I just have a flash on the camera and then whatever window/ceiling lights are available in the room and at that time of day.
     
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    I told her I'd put the photos in a protected file that only I had access to so nobody would ever find it. It still took months of begging. Then she didn't like some of the pics, so I told her I will crop them.
     
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    I've done some shots of my girlfriend (of 3 years) and I must say, using artificial light (indoors) is the way to go. Do some research on some lighting and maybe consider this an option. You'll be amazed at the difference between other forms of lighting compared to a flash.

    Although, if you have sufficient lighting in the room you're in give it a shot. Get the feel for the poses and ideals that you're trying to capture. Once she gets a little more comfortable with it, maybe then introduce lighting and try some new ideas.

    It took my girlfriend and I many times before she was comfortable with it (because she had never done anything like that before). Although now she is alot more open to the idea of doing different shots, I think mostly because she understands my love for photography. :D
     
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    ... and naked women... :lmao:
     
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    C&C thread?????:lmao:
     
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    First you don't think anyone should take the pics, then you want to see them?

    I wouldn't mind seeing a few examples, but I'm not sure I can post mine unless I can anonymize them first.
     
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    if your wife is anything like mine...and i would imagine most people who allow their pic to be taken with little to nothing on...be prepared to take a ton of photos, and toss most of them in the trash...my wife is VERY critical of herself when it comes to glamour/nudes.

    as i have posted in the past, one thing we like to do together is browse thru deviantart.com artistic nudes or glamour sections of the photography...it gives us some ideas to run with and helps me in this capacity, as im not great at posing her and creative lighting yet...

    here is the ONE shot she opted to keep from a set of over 100.

    *crap...im blocked from getting it at work, but i'll post it up as soon as i get home*

    keep shootin'
     

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