Before nude photography, art nudes usually used allusions to classical antiquity ; gods and warriors, goddesses and nymphs. Poses, lighting , soft focus , vignetting and hand retouching were employed to create photographic images that were comparable to the other arts at that time. Alfred Stieglitz 's photos of Georgia O'Keeffe are examples of some of the earliest nudes presented in an intimate and personal style rather than with dispassionate idealization. Weston evolved a particularly American aesthetic, using a large format camera to capture images of nature and landscapes as well as nudes, establishing photography as a fine arts medium.
Advice on angles, lighting and also a whole bunch of non-technical stuff. And, armed with all that knowledge, I came up with these 11 secrets and tricks for taking nude or erotic photos almost instantly. But beyond setting web design back a solid 12 years and occasionally making people commit suicide, one of its true cardinal sins was making people think it was OK to take self-portraits by extending their arm as high and far as they can and taking a photo of themselves. Yes, you look better from a super-high angle.