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  1. cauzimme

    cauzimme No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yeah, so I took some photo of that girl for her website.
    She won't show her face for privacy matter, which is totally fine. But since she has short hair, it's a bit more difficult than usual .

    Should I crop or Should I blur, any other advice is good too.

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    Why not just have her wearing a wide brimmed hat and glancing down so the brim covers most of her face. I think both of the options you present give the photo an unnecessary "X-Rated" quality (unless that's what you want in which case either would do). She's not remotely nude, wearing more clothes than a bikini bathing suit.
     
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    I guess I prefer the blur, if it has to be.
     
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    Well, it's a bit irrelevant as we already did the seance, she didn't have any hat, I often tell girls that's a good option. Yes she's not nude, but she's offering Escort services, she doesn't want to be recognizable by her family or friends...
     
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    The blur is better than the head being cut off.
     
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    I'd go with the blur, too.
     
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    Silly me. I would simply ask her which she prefers.
     
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    I prefer the cut off head. Looks 'artistic' whereas the blur just looks like you're purposely trying to hide her identity (which, yes, I know you are). Just looks like a 'classier' way to do it, I suppose?
     
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    That's also my issue with croping vs blurring, I'm building my portfolio to one day become a professionnal. I know she wants to be annonymous, and since her picture will be on the internet, I can't have her non blurry or non croped photo in my portfolio without risking to exposed her. Can a photographer put a blur picture in is portfolio ? Is it weird. Because I do prefer the overall look of the one who isn't crop but the blur ruins it all. Usually, they are fine with only a part of their face.
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    If you want to be a professional photographer get professional models. Or at least find someone who can have her face in view and sign a model release as needed.

    Of course these need faces blurred; what they're apparently doing is illegal here and might not be legal in the future there (now that I know escort literally means prostitute in other places; here it means to accompany to an event etc. although it may front for prostitution).

    You're going to need photos you can use, that show the models' faces. I don't think you could use many in a portfolio that have the head turned or covered by a hat so the face isn't in view, and photos with faces blurred won't be usable. I think these could be recognizable if seen by someone in your area who knows or has seen the subject (if you're promoting your photography business locally).
     
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    Again it's not illegal here, and many of the ladies have no problem showing their face, I'm one of them.
    And I'm looking to become a pro in that very niche, escort photography. I'm not really interest by fashion, maternity, wedding or commercial. I prefer working with sex workers, I'm looking for escorts, boudoir, erotic and porn. I don't see myself working with professionnal models to advertise Escort photography, lol. If I was the model, I wouldn't like it very much...
     
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    Why would you need to blur it for your portfolio? You're using your image to promote your work...... not to peddle some seemingly sordid profession engaged in by the subject.
     
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