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nicholls34 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic gallery Clap 
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :hug:
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2015
One criticism, about your few nudes. I've noticed this over and over in several galleries: When shooting fine art nudes, guys generally are overtly sexual, posing their models so that all of the "naughty bits" are showing, in as much detail as possible. Women seem to go to the other extreme, trying to show as few as possible, and both genders do this even to the extent of compromising the artistic quality of their compositions. The secret is to view the model as if you were shooting a vase or a piece of fruit, not a person. It doesn't matter what is showing and what is not and that should not be given ANY consideration -- at all. Gratuitous modesty can ruin a photo just as badly as gratuitous nudity. What you are looking for is uninterrupted aesthetically appealing curves, light and shadow (to give it depth and contour), a good tonal range, and bear in mind that the eye is drawn to contrasts, so whatever contrasts most is going to be the focal point of the photo (NOT necessarily the naughty bits and the contrast of pubic hair against white skin can be used to BALANCE a composition, as strange as that may seem to you). Another thing: you can soften the impact of dark pubic hair against light skin far more effectively by bringing up the shadows than you can by having the model hold a basket of whatever in front of it (and you don't have to break the curve of her hip and the small of her back). You do not, ever, compromise the artistic integrity of a composition (let's say by breaking up your curves) to avoid showing certain parts, but neither do you go out of your way to show them (like most guys would). I think that is a gender thing that most people are unaware of. The really good photographers are very much aware of that particular form of gender bias though, and they avoid any form of artistic compromise. You make the most artistically appealing photo that you can and if something is showing, shoot it anyway (or, if you don't want that to become the focal point, put a shadow over it -- but only if this can be done without spoiling the integrity of the composition). If nothing shows, that's fine, but it doesn't make it better and (depending on shat you did to hide things) it can make it quite a lot a lot worse. Fine art is not about the subject of the photo anyway, but about the photo itself as a form of art (light and shadow, tonal range, curves, leading lines, energy, motion, balance -- and all that elementary artistic composition stuff we all learned a long time ago and promptly forgot when we hit puberty -- are the ONLY considerations). For example, look at this and read my comments: fallisphoto.deviantart.com/art… The final pose was chosen not for what bit are showing, but because that gave me the best combination of aesthetically appealing curves, was not too suggestive, and so on, as mentioned in the comments. I wound up with her posed as if for a non-nude glamour photo, but without the glamour effects (hair light, heavy makeup and etcetera). Likewise these were not chosen for what parts of the body were showing (nothing much), but for their artistic appeal: fallisphoto.deviantart.com/art… fallisphoto.deviantart.com/art… This pose (and darkroom effect) were chosen for the same reason: fallisphoto.deviantart.com/art… (see what I mean about shadows? ).
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Photographer
I'm happy with the few nudes I've shot as they're collaborations between myself and the models, so we've worked together to create images we both like for whatever reason we're shooting them. I'm not really interested in either playing into or working against perceived gender biases, or how anyone thinks people are 'supposed' to shoot nudes. Like all the other art I make, it's exploration, experimentation and fun for all involved and as long as we like what we've made, that's all that matters.

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed comment though - it's always lovely to hear about artistic process from other photographers' perspectives and there's always something new to consider when someone else talks about their own approach :aww:
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yanesita86 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Loving your Gallery!!:happybounce: 
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jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have such an amazing and beautiful gallery!! :heart: I literally want to :+fav: everything! I just love how some photos pop with color and others are dark. :wow: Absolutely stunning!!! :dance:
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RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Photographer
Aww, thanks so much! :hug:
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jeanbeanxoxo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!! :huggle:
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EhX-KoR Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
aaaa your photos, Tanya
They're s-sso...
so beautiful
oAo

ssso pretty
;u;
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wow, your picture are amazing!!!! I love some of these vibrant colors!!!
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