Erotica: Not nude?

Photography, Thinking About Photography

The Beauty of the Erotic in a Facebook World

Erotica but not nude? A seductively clothed model can be much more erotically attractive than the completely naked figure. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to combine the erotic with the aesthetic.

Consolidated PBY Catalina

Consolidated PBY Catalina

Aviation, Planes & Trains

The Consolidated PBY (Patrol Bomber the Y designating manufactured by Consolidated) was christened Catalina by the RAF, a name later adopted by the US, and Canso by the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Developed from a line of flying boats manufactured by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation over 4000 PBY Catalinas where produced and they served with distinction in nearly every theatre of the Second World War.

Why do you take photographs?

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Take better photos to sell

Why do you take photographs? This is a question of often ask students and occasionally ask myself. It seems a bit of an odd question when first asked but I find that the answer can be surprising and for many people there can be multiple reasons.  Why you take photographs or what you want to photograph effects the techniques you need to learn and the equipment you might need to buy.

The Nude in Photography

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What is real and what is fake? Are models just seen as shop dummies? Black and white nude from film original

The nude female form elicits a number of, sometimes conflicting, potential responses from the viewer of an artwork. It can be seen as the depiction of a human being as a sex object, an anonymous manifestation of beauty or the nudity can be used to foreground aspects or themes within the picture. The most common criticism levelled at photography is that it simply imitates another art form.

Composing Photos That Sell

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Where do I want to sell my pictures?

Always a sensible question to ask yourself when taking a photograph. Composing photos that sell is not always easy. Photographic Composition covers the basics but this article looks at composing for specific uses and markets.