Nude art poses come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The choice is yours to make the pose uniquely your own. For example, a simple ball and chain can be used to create a nudesque ball and chain pose. A simple circlet and chain, worn with a shawl tied around the waist, creates a classical nudesque look. Even an inexpensive piece of ribbon in the color of your choice can be used to tie in a bow and create a nudesque bow and chain pose.
Using props in your nude photography will add depth to a scene and bring out the true beauty of a subject. Props are often found inside the home during a clutter cleanup or on the floor during a bathroom remodel. You can find all sorts of great plastic toy packaging that can be used as props. Plastic milk jugs and containers, for example, can easily be wrapped around the waist for a dramatic nudesque look. When placed in different positions, these plastic milk jugs can create some very different nude art poses. They are often used in underwater shots to get the subject completely out of the water and into the shot.
It is important that you do not use props unless you have the right to do so. If you intend to sell the photographs you create from these nude art poses, you may need a copyright license. Getting a copyright license can cost a few hundred dollars, so it is well worth it to get it before starting. While you may not have to pay a fee for the use of props, you might be held liable if someone uses them without your authorization. Make sure that you get a legal release form signed by all parties involved before continuing any nude posing action.
Some people choose to create their own props. This is often easier for those who are comfortable making art poses on their own. In this case, you will need a photo negative (which is like a negative film negative). There are different brands of negatives available so look for one that can withstand the rigors of nude photography. You can also buy an inexpensive background for your nude photography if you plan to do a lot of creating your own art poses.
Once you have your props, you need to figure out how to pose. Nude art poses often take a great deal of practice. There are several books and websites dedicated to teaching people the proper way to pose. Before you start taking nude photos, it is best to master the basics of posing so that you don’t ruin your photographs when you begin posing.
One of the most important things to remember when posing is that light plays a big factor. The sun can make your skin glow or cast shadows so you want to be sure that you are dressed appropriately for the weather. Be sure to take lots of close up shots of your legs and feet as these are the areas that you will usually see people nude in the photos. When taking close up photos of your breasts, try not to go too low down your back. The last thing that anyone wants is to have his or her model covered up half way down her back in a nude photo. You should also avoid using large props such as pillows or stuffed animals when posing.
Another thing to remember when posing for nude art poses is that light can reflect off your body. If you are going to be lying on the bed, you should make sure that you have curtains or blinds so that the full moon doesn’t reflect on your body. When your light is shining through the window or on the bed, your poses will be less flattering. Remember that lighting conditions can affect the way that your skin looks so it is important that you have a light at night or use a bright studio.
The key to nude photography is to find natural poses that are simple but artistic. Your goal is not to have a perfect smile or the pose perfect. Nude photography should instead encourage the viewer to appreciate the natural beauty of your body. It is more than just a pretty face. nude photography encourages the viewer to respect and admire the body.