Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Like 0

photographing large naked ladies

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

hook
hook  7706 forum posts England
11 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Hi all
i dont want this to turn out to be a controversial thread.
I am shooting next years cancer calendar for a local charity and have taken on the theme of totally naked ladies of all shapes and sizes some slim some large. some large is not good in my mind as i know it will be a (honestly) hard task to make them feel good about themselves along side the slimmer ladies.

is there any tips apart from the norm of above and telephoto etc. and has anybody seen and other work of large naked ladies ?

MK

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
11 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

The first thing that springs to mind is 'Calendar Girls'. If the calendar doesn't have to show all then don't do it. It's possible with some imagination to come up with poses and props which will allow the ladies to feel good about themselves.

One thing which definitely won't help them feel comfortable is if you start treating the larger ladies any differently to the smaller ones.

Good luck.

Ian

ray1
ray1  10515 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 10:29 AM

Im not sure that's how it will be. I did something similar a couple of years ago and the larger ladies were more than happy and if anything more up for it than the others. We had a good laugh and it wasa fun hour.

User_Removed
11 May 2012 - 10:39 AM


Quote: is there any tips apart from the norm ?

The bigger they are, the further back you'll have to stand. Wink

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

rotfl! Grin

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 11:10 AM


Quote: The bigger they are, the further back you'll have to stand

You could always get a fisheye lens....Tongue

Ade

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Tell them you're extremely good at Photoshop and, by the time you have manipulated their images, they will look positively sylph-like! Wink

Eastlands
Eastlands e2 Member 3648 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 11:50 AM

Treat them with respect whatever the size, encourage them to have fun, let them contribute with ideas for the photoshoot, delete images they are not comfortable with and praise their efforts.

User_Removed
11 May 2012 - 12:12 PM

Yes well said John.




....................................................then stand way back so you can get them all in! Wink

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

Brings back memories of that film, Calendar Girls, I loved that film. 'We're going to need considerably bigger buns!' LOL, very funny.

hook
hook  7706 forum posts England
11 May 2012 - 1:44 PM

some of you are so predictable !!!!!!!!!!

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104039 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 1:51 PM

Ian and Ray have it spot on. Don't treat them any differently to the other girls, if you do, it will show. It takes guts to strip off for these things, so have fun.

I did a charity calendar a couple of years ago, using 6 male and 6 female cyclists and a couple of the chaps, by their own admission, did not look like your typical cyclist, but they were the ones who enjoyed their shoot the most, had a laugh and it really showed in the images. On the other side of the coin, a chap with a model physique was much more shy and looked uncomfortable, it took twice as long to get his shot. He was also in the studio & they were outdoors at a bike race with an audience Smile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 2:00 PM


Quote: Some of you are so predictable !!!!!!!!!!

Oh come on - you can't post a thread like this and not expect some levity! Grin

Surely common sense dictates the common sense answers on this?

User_Removed
11 May 2012 - 2:18 PM

Spot on CB.

Even big girls should be photographed. That's what I say! Wink

(Time to bail out of this one me thinks.)

Last Modified By User_Removed at 11 May 2012 - 2:26 PM
mikehit
mikehit  46191 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 2:19 PM


Quote: some large is not good in my mind as i know it will be a (honestly) hard task to make them feel good about themselves along side the slimmer ladies.

I think that is rather patronising - you are just as likely to get the slimmer ones being nervous about their nudity. They are old enough to know how they feel in comparison to slimmer women and I have no doubt that if they were that embarassed they would not do it. It seems the problem lies with your preconceptions - and you stand more chance of making them uncomfortable if you walk into the shoot with that at the back of your mind.

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.