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Apr. 11th, 2003 @ 10:15 am (no subject)
That's time again, kids! You know what time it is? That's right! It's TMI Time!!!!


I've been trying to take pictures of myself regularly and then sending them to Heather. Mostly clothed or not revealing, anyway. But I decided I wanted to send her some good ol' nudie shots. In the process I learned, there is no way to make a penis look attractive on film. I think mine looks good in person, it's just not photogenic. AndI have a gut. When I would look in the mirror, I would think, it's not that bad, I still look damn good. But when I look at the pictures, I'm like, "Damn! That's one hell of a lot of blubber."

The other hard part is, how does one take attractive pictures of naked men (me being the photographer AND the model). I _HATE_ the "Here's my stiffy" shots that that seem to blanket the naked LJ communities. I've tried reclining on a love seat in a Michealangelo-esque type pose, but I was told I just looked bored.

So, what's the best route to sending Heather some cheesecake shots of myself? Any suggested poses? I considered a strip tease, but there is still the flabby gut showing at the end.

Girls (guys?) if your guy was going to send you cheese cake shots of themselves, what would you like most?
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From:girl_on_a_stick
Date:April 11th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
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I'm always a sucker for shots of men in pj bottoms and no shirt. Very sexy.
As for the nude stuff, make sure you're at an angle. Profile or straight on shots are never flattering of anyone. There's a reason models are always twisting in photographs.
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From:girl_on_a_stick
Date:April 11th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
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Oh and good lighting, it's all about good lighting. Do you have a soft box or umbrella?
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From:adameros
Date:April 11th, 2003 11:27 am (UTC)
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As I'm broke, I'm sticking to my digital camera, instead of my Canon Elan IIe, which is just an Olympus point and shoot (D-490 Zoom). And I've got no usable lighting. But the living room has a LOT of afternoon light and as it's cloudy out, it's very soft. Plus I have a nice blacklight and a spotlight, if I feel creative.
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From:girl_on_a_stick
Date:April 11th, 2003 11:30 am (UTC)

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You're welcome to raid my lights if you need, they're pretty portable.
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From:adameros
Date:April 11th, 2003 11:40 am (UTC)
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Nah... But thanks. I've got no license to drive. Though that should be fixed this weekend, if all goes well. :-)
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From:saizai
Date:April 12th, 2003 02:58 am (UTC)
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It's primarily about lighting and camera perspective.

The problem is that to do proper perspective is nearly impossible when you're both taker and subject of the photo.

If you told me *how* they're not photogenic, I could try giving more specific advice. Yar.