Taking nude photos can be difficult. So do it right. Photo: Courtesy of Reddit user curious-sloth
Maybe to tease a longtime partner or someone you just met on Snapchat. Maybe people will pay you for it at OnlyFans or watch it for free on Reddit. Maybe it’s just for your pleasure.
Regardless of what a nude photo is for, asking how to take a photo can seem as ridiculous as asking how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It should be obvious right? It’s right in the name. But as many people say who have tried it, it’s not that easy.
« When I send files out, I feel powerful and vulnerable at the same time, » said British investment banker James, who publishes files on Reddit. “I think that adds to the thrill of it all. I feel comfortable and confident in my own body and like to share this with others, but at the same time you put yourself out there to be judged by the world and that adds a layer of vulnerability. ”James preferred a pseudonym to use to protect his identity, what some in his workplace might consider a controversial hobby.
« Ultimately, I feel incredibly sexy and manly when I post my nudes, which I think makes me keep coming back. »
James said that nude photography also highlights his creative side.
« Part of my role in society is to be a serious and professional man, and posting allows me to step out of this situation and show another side of myself. »
For him, a good act is an act that shows the subject as a person and not just a collection of body parts. “Who you are is much more important than what you have. If you can pass this on to those you send [the nude] to, you can’t go wrong. «
He warned guys not to equate nudes with dick pictures.
« When in doubt, zoom out. Personally, I think it’s kind of a trap to just post a D-pick because then you define yourself by the size of a part of your body that you have little control over, ”he said.
Australian-based Reddit user « curious-sloth » started recording and posting files as a form of sexting, but like James he now regularly publishes files on the platform that has various subreddits specifically for posting and viewing files. Since Curious Sloth and James are posting to these communities, they know their files won’t come unsolicited. It’s more difficult, of course, when people want to send nude photos in personal sixths.
“When it comes to personal sexting, for example, I found that sending bulge images in gray sweatpants is a safer option that will get the other person to see more,” he said, explaining that by doing so, he said can become little sexual and at the same time run the risk of sending something that the recipient may not be able to see.
When acts are consensual, welcome, and even encouraged, they can be exciting for everyone involved.
« Sending or posting files is an exciting thing [so is] Waiting for the replies or chats that follow and the acceptance and ego boost are always a bonus, ”Curious said.
Some of Curious Sloth’s nudes are exactly the type one would normally expect – casual thirst traps from him in bedrooms and bathrooms – while others are more elaborate, carefully staged, supported, and lighted.
But he said his nudes aren’t always about enticing sex. Sometimes it’s about humor. For example, one of his files is a video in which he smashes an egg with his penis.
For those who weren’t inclined to try the same egg-smashing trick, Curious Sloth offered some advice.
“When it comes to doing a tasteful act, I think it’s important that the genitals don’t take up a lot of space. Sometimes there is a time and place for a genital act, but for most uses, remember to take a nice Instagram body photo but nude. «
Other things people can do to get better nude shots are experimenting with lighting, adjusting windows and blinds, or using portable lamps. He explained that this can help people find details of their body that look great in photos.
Setting up a camera and using the timer feature is one of the main challenges in capturing good nudes, Curious-Sloth said, but people can get around this by taking videos of themselves instead of photos and then taking screenshots of the stills that they like.
He added that following subreddits or Twitter accounts posting files also helps with inspiration.
Another place you could find expertly made nudes is OnlyFans.
A 36-year-old OnlyFans creator from Texas, known by the pen name Daddy Diesel, agrees that the key to a good act is knowing what the audience or recipient wants to see.
« [The key is] just being a good listener for what you are looking for, what your interests are, if you want this or that specifically. Make sure you take all of that into account and try to make it as sexy as possible, ”he said.
Folks who post nudes as often as the creators of OnlyFans have to come up with ways to spice things up, so to speak.
« It’s one thing to be naked, but it’s also nice to have different props, different kinds of things to use, something to just mix it up, » said Daddy Diesel, adding that things are so simple such as wearing ties, boots, or unbuttoned formal shirts over otherwise bare bodies can help make photos more interesting.
He also said that nude photography in new places like the outdoors or more natural but still unexpected places like the kitchen can help change things.
Sending nudes put Daddy Diesel in some difficult situations, however, and not the way other people who send nudes might want to find themselves in. He remembered cases where he was fished or people used his files to fish others.
“You have to be careful in many ways because most of the time you don’t know who you’re dealing with. You could be anyone, ”he warned.
One way to send files more securely is to post them on platforms where they disappear after the person on the other end opens them. This way, copies of the photos do not exist after they serve their purpose (however, this is not a foolproof method). Another is people hiding, blocking, or cropping their faces out of the frame, making them less recognizable. This, too, is still associated with a certain amount of risk.
“I post anonymously so I don’t include my face. It’s not a completely safe method, people might recognize me by my body, but I’m happy to take the chance, « said the curious sloth of the publication of his file on Reddit.
Investment banker James gave similar advice to people just starting out in nude photography: “Start slowly. First, send something daring, semi-anonymous, to someone you trust and see how you feel. Never do anything that you are not comfortable with and always make sure that it is on your terms. You never know, you might like it. «
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