First of all let me say I'm married lol. Me and a friend had a debate yesterday while we were in Barnes ad Noble. I was looking through Photography books for ideas and tips (if anyone has a tip on a good one to get feel free to input opinion on that.). ANYWAYS, I was telling him why I liked certain pics....why I didn't like others and so on. There were a few nude shots.....tastefull artistic. He told me that's the kind of photos I should take. As I said i'me married so the only person I could shoot naked would be my wife, and then I coudln't publish them or show them to anyone......cause I'm a jealous guy lol. I told him finally that I have a 35mm slr so someone has to develop film for me. Since I can't afford a pro lab It's ussually Wolf or Walgreen's (since i'm jsut starting really). That being the case I can't send film with nude photos because the won't develop it, and I could be confronted about it. He proceeded to tell me that as long as you have a note signed claiming that the subject is "of age" and consented to the photos they have to develop them for you. 1) I don't know where he got this info, as he is not a photographer. 2) I'm sure they can refuse any photos they feel are questionable 3) As I stated the only woman I could/would photo naked is my wife (and i wouldn't nor would she like the idea) so I wouldn't WANT the photolab guy to see the pics. That said. Is he correct in his statement. Did I loose the debate? Can you truly take film and have a message stating that it is consented and of age and they will develope it? that's odd if so....i mean aren't stores clossified as "family friendly evironments"?