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a friend asked me to photograph his wife.... nude....



i turned him down, so he asked me again.

he doesn't want anything glamorous..... he is an artist and he wants to paint her. but she doesn't have the time to model for him. i think he wants me to make it easier for him. he will pose her and set up the composition as he wants it.

basically, i don't want to make her hideous. he says that is not a worry, because he mainly wants the lines to paint from. he even said that harsh lighting is not so bad, as he can see detail and can imagine whatever lighting he wants.

but if i was to do it, i would want.... i don't even know what i would want. i guess to give them both something they want?

i suck at general at photography. i have never even done a posed portrait. i offered to loan him my camera, my flash, my tripod, my litedisc. he said it was too complicated.

am i worrying for nothing? what sort of lighting should i consider. i asked a while ago about cheap work lights in part for this reason.

of course, i am mainly intimidated by the thought of being in a room with my best friend's naked wife. and i like her so much as a friend. and what would my wife say?

i couldn't decide if this was a bone closet thread or a photography thread.

but if i was to do it, what would i need to make her look okay as far as lighting? he said that his canon a60 did not offer enough detail or light with the flash. i don't think he trusts anybody else to do it.... but i am lacking in the equipment department. i have an olympus c-8080, gold/silver 32" litedisc, olympus fl-40 flash, and a basic tripod. i also have a few filters, but nothing great. i have a uv filter that is a throw away. i was trying to think of ways to use it. i remember reading a light dusting of white spray paint can create an interesting effect. what else could i use that i might already have? candles would not offer enough light. and worklights are probably too hot.

would i seem like a weenie if i set up everything before she was in the room and then let him take the pics as he poses her? am i making too much out of this? as i write this out, i really sound like a pussy ass fag. but at least i could tell him that i didn't take the pictures.

any thoughts on the lighting would be nice. or the angst if you want....
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I can't help you on the photography aspect because i'm just n00b starting out.

For the other issue I personally wouldn't do it. I wouldn't want to see my friends wife naked, it would just make things awkward. Call me old-fashioned but I don't think I should be seeing my wife's friend naked.

But I don't understand it though because if he wants just "wants the lines to paint from" then why does he need the picture to be all that great. Help him set up a crude shot, let him take the shot and be done with it. That's what i'd do.
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setup the shot for him in the room her all posed and everything with clothes on down to the last detail. walk out of the room - she gets naked and he clicks the shutter
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Personaly I dont think you could get the lighting right without actualy having the whole figure exposed.... Clothes and skin are 2 different enviroments... Someone with more experiance can chime in, I dont have alot of it.
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if they are both ok with it, and i was the only one not ok, id do it.

its a naked body, you know what it looks like

you are helping a friend in need, he isnt asking you to bang her
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go to borders, steal a copy of 'lighting the nude' by rotovision
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Dont ask us what your wife would think, ask your wife.
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Just use window light! Do you have a bay window?

If not, the next easy lighting system is outdoor. Set your flash to -1 stop. Then just use the sun as the main light! You can use ur refelctor for the fill also. As far as basic poses there are three. Google up short, split, and broad lighting.
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Dont ask us what your wife would think, ask your wife.
she is the least of my worries
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Dont ask us what your wife would think, ask your wife.

how about you be helpful instead of responding like a douche
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hey drachen, why dont you just have her put on a swimming suit or something?

compromise...

plus youll be a better photographer for having the experience anyways..
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hey rMx, why dont you just have her put on a swimming suit or something?

compromise...

plus youll be a better photographer for having the experience anyways..
damnit, i am not drachen! i am rmx.

anyway, an interesting idea. i will run it by him the next time we speak.

btw, i don't think the outdoors thing is going to fly. but maybe near a window.... using the litedisc to cut down shadows. that could work.
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i responded like a douche to a douche.... douche

how was his response any more or less helpful than mine?

edit: and quit rolling your eyes at me

edit: i am an idiot.... you quoted him. at me. oops? did you quote me originally, or was i just reading imaginary things?



just ure imagination
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Google up short, split, and broad lighting.
you know, i have read your post at least 3 times before just now..... but i just busted out laughing. nude photography.... broad lighting. bwahahahahaha!!!
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