Where should the line be drawn with child photographs?

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  1. Fujidave

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    The images don`t bother me at all, but as we all live in a sad world now for me I have never shared any of my childrens images online and never will. A friend who was a policeman told me he had seen what the evil folk do with images of children, and said he did not blame me for not putting my photos online.


     
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  2. DanOstergren

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    To you they're innocent, but they're also personal, and in my modest opinion belong in your home, in a photo album or frame, but not on the internet for the world to see and abuse.
     
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    Offensive? No. CPS wouldn't take issue with this.

    But to go off your idea that this is questionable for older children but ok for younger: I think most adults (men and women) look back at their shirtless childhood photos (because we ALL have them!) with fond memories. We're not offended by them or weirded out by them. Just think, 15 years from now, will you be comfortable showing these photos to your daughter? I assume your answer is yes, but just some food for thought as to when the "shirtless cut off age" should be.

    Gorgeous images.
     
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    This. I don't find them offensive or provocative but I don't understand why you would want to share those with the public.
     
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    shooting 61 Years, a working studio Pro since 1964. I see No Issues whatsoever. It is simply a beautiful Image.........period.
     
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    Personally, I'd be worried about the people who are questioning it. I don't understand how someone could derive an idea like that, based off of your image. I must be an idiot...
     
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    Why are you asking others how you should feel and how you should judge things? Everyone's different. Reminds of the joke of the guy who goes to the doctor.

    "Doc, everytime I raise my left arm over my head this way, I get this strange feeling in my shoulder. What should I do?"

    "Well, stop raising your arm like that."
     
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    Can we talk about the photographs now?

    Yes, you did a very good job of meeting your goal. It could be argued that a shirt would have detracted from your intent.
     
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    You will always here this from someone, unfortunately. Just ignore and go with your gut. As mine got older, I did choose to not share topless photos publicly. People will complain about anything, breastfeeding images, birth, or an innocent child playing who happens to be not clothes. (are toddlers ever? )

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    The only thing troubling me is the posing. Nice setting... good lighting... BEAUTIFUL model... not so much with the posing.

    Sort of plopped down showing the back of her open hand... rigid horizontal line formed by her arm...

    I think you have to do additional photography. You're on the verge of greatness with this concept.

    NICELY DONE!!

    I often say nakedness does not equal sensual. And when the subject isn't even a sexual being... ?
    I'm not surprised though in this day and age. I'm afraid Dan might be right. Share them only with people who love you. Unless you get that amazing moment with the perfect pose.

    -Pete
     
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    I got the impression that she was trying to imitate a yoga pose.

    Which I thought was very cute.
     

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