Erotic Photos Help

Gonna be taking some naughty snaps of each other soon and just wanted some tips on how to make sure they flatter us really. Don't want to end up like a pair of drunks gurning at the camera, we want some really sexy ones if we can

A bit of (carefully applied) fake tan and some candlelight will be more flattering, not sure if that would stop you looking like a pair of drunks but a couple of glasses of wine often help in these situations!

Good lighting helps. And the location. Make it look nice, otherwise it'll pull your eye away from what's important.

Lighting is the biggest problem.
And don't gurn at the camera- glamour models seem to be able to do it, but it's hard to pull off right!
Actually glamour models are good for pose inspirations.

Basically, take loads and loads and then choose the best. Have fun!

Sounds like you have some experience crayola ;-)

What I've found is important:

Planning
Lighting
Composition

Then do what crayola says - take loads and select the best. Professional photographers regularly take hundreds and use only a few. That's why their results look good - you never see their duff efforts!

Might grow old taking shedloads with my Fox Talbot box camera, with the 20 second delay thingy, no the camera you cynics- NOT ME!!! It would take all day, or night fnarr fnarr.. grrrr
Tallboy

Naughtyboy, if you want it to look very erotic and tasteful make use of shadow and whatever you do, use black and white film. honestly, the result will be far better. - David Bailey (well, that's a lie actually, but take our word for it)

Whatever you do I'd say use digital, and not film. Unless you have your own darkroom, you'll be using the folks at snappy snaps and they may not choose to develop them after they start to see what's on them. Just a thought.

I went into Jessops once to collect my prints, only to be told very loudly by a teenage smirking twat at the till that their lab had phoned to say the contents were "naughty" and would take an extra day to develop. Of course the big queue of people behind me gorped at me closely when I exited the shop.

Next day I was handed a clumsily opened, thumbed and selotaped back up packet of my photos, by the same smirking twat. I noticed the rest of the staff were now smirking too... God knows how many copies they made.

I've never set foot in Jessops again - and I also ONLY use digital for explicit photos for exactly the same reason. Privacy.

Similar experience here, can't recall the shop, remember blushing, l had forgotten they were on the roll to be honest.... few 2admiring" glances. Stuck them up on the computer desk when l got home but forgot to take them down when the Sky engineer called to whack up our dish- you get to a certain age methinks and not much fazes you any more, yep l'm 110 years old !!!
Guy in the shop said he didn't recognise what l was wearing in the pic but whatever it was it needed a good iron !!!!
Just back from my first ever birdwatching weekend. Snettisham in Norfolk !!! you know the one Bill Oddie goes to where all the small brown birds take off in their tens of thousands when the sea tide comes in over the sands- but any of you guys/gals ever had sex in a RSPB bird hide- come on now !!!
Oh yea went to Happisburgh, the place that is falling into the sea, and where you can get a house for a quid- the lifeboat launch road has fallen into the sea, don't know how they launch them from the top of the cliff- did notice a used condom on the edge of the cliff though- thriller stuff or what !!!!
OK bit folksy- sorry.
Tallboy

Tallboy, we've thought long and hard (fnarr fnarr) about your last message and feel we'd quite like to try out the drugs you were on when writing it. Please let us know availability and costs...and if you say you're just high on life we'll give Bill Oddie your address - LOL!

tallboys ramblings.... hahahaha x

no need for anything very complicated. black and white can be very sensual. use a normal window light to illuminate one side. if possible, use a digital camera with manual settings so you can control the exposure. dslr would be even better. Use flickr.com - type nudes. for inspiration.

tripod for couples shots.

my 2p

Avrielle_Aniko wrote:

That had me in stitches reading that!! Thanks for bumping poppy! Musta been stoned while he was writing that! LMAO!

ive resurrected a few old posts today. might promise myself one a day just to keep us all entertained. extra points if it has tallboy rambling!! x

I quite fancy OH taking some of me (and putting one on here as profile pic...) but I'm not the most svelte or photogenic person and he can't really take photos LOL So it's probably a none starter. unless he could help 'pose' me I'd probably feel silly trying to 'look' sexy for a photo. Just think it'd be nice to have for ourselves - especially to look back on when we're old and grey... not that there's anything wrong with that

Avrielle_Aniko wrote:

I swear I'm not stoned myself, but I'm still laughing at Tallboys post..

he is a nutter. x

One for the obituary photo

When I was in an LDR with my OH I used to take hundreds of photos to keep things going. The things that help me are - mirrors, everywhere in your house and - keep a camera with you all the time....I have countless photos from when I've (for example) jumped out the shower, glanced at myself in the mirror and though "hmmm, the light in here looks good and my body is looking particularly attractive today - click click" always nice to have a few different back drops too, and experiment with "teasing tools", a well placed white towel for instance or using flash in a mirror to disguise.

Ax

AdnaW wrote:

When I was in an LDR with my OH I used to take hundreds of photos to keep things going. The things that help me are - mirrors, everywhere in your house and - keep a camera with you all the time....I have countless photos from when I've (for example) jumped out the shower, glanced at myself in the mirror and though "hmmm, the light in here looks good and my body is looking particularly attractive today - click click" always nice to have a few different back drops too, and experiment with "teasing tools", a well placed white towel for instance or using flash in a mirror to disguise.

Ax

i have to admit, your profile pics are always sexy, yet anonymous. i love them!! x

I found this really useful when making a book for my OH

http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2009/07/10/take-your-own-sexy-photos/

It was really good to make the phot's erotic not pornographic. And snapfish meant that I didn't have to look anyone in the eye when ordering the book.

OH really loved it!