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It’s All About The Butt

Badonkadonk Nude Photography

Nude Photography Butts, Buttocks, Bottoms,

The idea when capturing the buttocks in nude photography is to keep the female form flattering.

In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the slogan for High Cotton Barbecue, which I consider one of the best BBQ places in the Outer Banks area, is, “All about the butt!” Well nude photography isn’t all about the buttocks, though that part of the female form brings pleasing S-curves to the final image and the key to photographing the backside of any model is capturing it as natural as possible in a dignified, professional manner. Photographers have the possibilities of making arses of themselves if they fail to capture the bare hiney in unflattering photographs.

I’ve been shooting for over 30-years and I can tell you, men as well as women, do like toned tushies, whether it’s a subject in front of the camera or just strolling down the sidewalk. It’s all about the junk in the trunk for many folks and for me, I like booty that doesn’t talk back to me, otherwise it becomes more of a hot seat than a photo shoot.

In the case of nude photography, tongue and cheeks aside, it’s all about natural S-curves appropriately illuminated and accented and if the photographer doesn’t know what they are doing, well let’s just say, it’s like a car’s trunk with a rope to hold it together because it’s overflowing with too much badonkadonk. Most models don’t ask photographers to make their gluteus maximus bigger, instead, they want the photographer to capture their fannies as flattering as possible and a great photographer can do this with the proper posing, lighting, lenses and shadows.

Nude Butt Photography

The human form can create pleasing S-curves in nude photography.

Ideally, for lenses when photographing someone’s duff, the best are medium-telephoto to telephoto lenses.  My favorite lens for the caboose is an 85mm or higher lens.  Please note, when I give lens focal ranges, I’m referring to the final focal length, not with multiplication factors factored in.  These types of lenses are designed more for portraits, but their perfect perspective and compression effects, affect the trunk too.
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Rolando Gomez Philosophy on Nude Photography
Editorial Nudes is not a website where you’ll find pornography, nor is this a website where models are underage, this is a website that showcases another genre of my art, though I want to clarify, nudity should never be a requirement for photography. Nudity is not for everyone, but for those that can appreciate the beauty of the human form and can handle it with maturity and common sense. I hope you’ll enjoy how I view nudity through my camera lens, often in a more editorial format. Read more about my philosophy on nude photography here.

Photographer Helmut Newton Had It Right On Nude Photography
While many famous photographers are known for other genres of photography, such as fashion, commercial, landscape and photojournalism photography, almost all have shot a nude photograph at some point in their careers. Whether it was fashion nude, editorial nude, Playboy nude, fine-art nude, implied nude, or some form of nude photography, some photographer captured a nude photo somewhere.

Then there were those like Helumut Newton, who were catapult into more fame for their nude photography than their commercial or fashion magazine photography. It’s been said that Simon de Pury, the head of the New York/London auction house Phillips de Pury & Company, while having a discussion with Helmut Newton about the then upcoming inaugural show for his Zurich gallery, asked Newton, “…What else do you have?” Newton replied, “My landscapes, but nobody wants to see those.”

Newton was correct and soon “Sex and Landscapes” was conceived for that inaugural show in 2001. While undoubtedly the late Newton has help put the “PC” in nude photography over the years, it’s not that nude photography is so bad in our private conscious, it’s the difficulty of the use of the word in our vocabulary and the use of nude images in our visual arts—like a fear, our own society is the guilty culprit and it’s time for us to “grow up” and accept the beauty nude photography brings, especially when captured correctly.

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