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    LesleyJ
    LesleyJ  7144 forum posts England
    12 Feb 2013 - 9:17 AM

    Recently uploaded a couple of photos from a maternity session and ticked adult content. The first is a topless shot but with the hand covering boobs but I thought it should go on as adult, the second is just a bump and bra but again put it in as adult. Thought I should play it safe as I dont want to upset anyone but it got me wondering. Exactly when does an image become adult content?

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    NaturesHaven
    NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Feb 2013 - 10:18 AM

    In the UK adult is from showing a Naked Big Toe up to a Shaved Naked Eyebrow..............I think that just about covers (no pun intended) everything.............just mention the word Naked and all hell breaks loose..............WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

    Dave_Collier
    12 Feb 2013 - 10:46 AM

    On another site I use there are raging debates on this topic but they have three levels to consider, I do like their basic one of 'Is it safe to view on a computer in the office or workplace', they use a council office as the model for a typical office environment and I use that as my guide here.

    Last Modified By Dave_Collier at 12 Feb 2013 - 10:49 AM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
    Pete
    Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Feb 2013 - 11:06 AM


    Quote: I do like their basic one of 'Is it safe to view on a computer in the office or workplace', they use a council office as the model for a typical office environment and I use that as my guide here.

    That's a good way to evaluate. I always think of the supermarket magazine shelf...what would be on display or covered up there. What would you see before 9pm on TV etc.
    The two photos you refer to don't need to be classified adult in my mind.

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    mikehit
    mikehit  56435 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Feb 2013 - 11:08 AM


    Quote: they use a council office as the model

    is there anything particular about a council office...? Tongue

    Newdevonian
    12 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

    is there anything particular about a council office...? Multiple layers of cardigans!!!!

    In my book, Adult means anything showing, normally covered by a bikini. GrinGrinGrinGrin

    Last Modified By Newdevonian at 12 Feb 2013 - 11:12 AM
    lobsterboy
    lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014135 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Feb 2013 - 12:02 PM

    I just use the "baps, flaps or sausage" rule. Smile

    MichaelBilottaPhotography

    I hate this topic, only because it burns me constantly. I don't consider anything I do naked for the sake of it, or sexy or pornographic, and the whole notion that in 2013 any part of the human body is still "not safe for work" is testament to the PC-muddled world we live in, where we are still Puritanical prudes after all this time. Once I am forced to label anything "adult" no one can see it, and no one does! It hurts my numbers. Oh well, sorry for the soapbox, just a sore spot!

    LesleyJ
    LesleyJ  7144 forum posts England
    12 Feb 2013 - 1:15 PM

    Michael I must admit I thought the opposite which was one of the reasons it got me thinking. My numbers are much better for the two photos I marked as adult - many more views than previous photos and more votes. Even similar subject photos in my porto have fewer views.

    MichaelBilottaPhotography

    Hi Lesley,

    In one way, you are right Ė sometimes the nude content does get more views. I should be more specific: If I do a nude portrait, just a figure study, with no bells or whistles, they tend to do well. If I do an art piece which happens to have nude content, and I am forced to mark it adult, it does not do well. I think I am speaking overall, more than just ephotozine. I have been on Flickr for quite a while, and if I have to mark anything ďadultĒ there, it does not do well, and I canít promote or share those on Facebook or Twitter. Strangely though, in my portfolio, if I have a nude that is implied or not showing genitalia, they donít do well, but if there is full frontal, it does MUCH better LOL. I have used 4 male models and two female models, and all my female nudes are the lowest numbers I have, while one male nude that has full frontal is my #4 most seen photo on Flickr. What does it all mean? That people like to see nude content if given the chance? Who knows? I think itís all much ado about nothing!

    mikehit
    mikehit  56435 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

    Ah! So this post was a sort of reverse marketing....smart! Grin

    MichaelBilottaPhotography

    Nothing so nefarious. No intent towards marketing.

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