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Robin_TB 12 204 9 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 12:51PM
I have a cousin whose girlfriend is a very attractive model who specialises in burlesque/implied nude/topless photography.

As a newbie I have no experience of doing this sort of shoot but was thinking of asking her to pose for some photos to help me learn. Would that be wrong? It feels like taking advantage of the fact she's almost family, especially as she doen't need to add to her portfolio and I can't imagine getting results as good as the ones she has. I can't afford to hire a model and studio so this seemed like a good option.

My cousin is a photographer himself so he should understand, but as it's his girlfriend he may not...

Any advice would be much appreciated.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 12:57PM
I see no problem but I would ask your cousin's opinion first.

Ian
stevemelvin 16 675 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 1:09PM
Agreed, sounds fine to me, particularly if her portfolio is in the public domain in any way. But definitely tactfully raise it with your cousin first.
minicooper 13 536 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 1:09PM
Why not do a joint session with your cousin.
digicammad 18 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 1:09PM
Maybe he doesn't want to photograph his cousin. Wink
jenquest 19 561 1 Tokelau
23 Sep 2009 1:10PM
Best to ask him as Ian states but also it might be an idea to have him come along to the shoot but not to appear in the pics.
Robin_TB 12 204 9 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 1:17PM
He normally chaperones most of her shoots anyway I think. Hadn't thought of having them both in the shot but it's an idea, he's relatively photogenic Smile I bet photographers don't make the best models though, rather like doctors not being good patients...
zed 17 551 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 1:39PM
I think people mean joint as in, he is photographing her as well as yourself.
23 Sep 2009 2:40PM
if you dont ask, you dont get. whats the worst that can happen?
Robin_TB 12 204 9 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 2:58PM
Apart from family and marital strife?? Wink
ketch 14 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
23 Sep 2009 2:59PM
I think it is wrong to do it with your cousin - at least in most western countries it is.
yellowduke 13 303 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 6:27PM
Do it, doesn't hurt to ask for his help and she can't be too shy.
wasper 15 533 1 Ireland
23 Sep 2009 7:46PM
Why don't you suggest fashion shots & no implied nudes & that way you save the 3 of you embarrassment.
Krakman 15 3.6k Scotland
23 Sep 2009 7:53PM
Why not just photograph a different model where there are no such complications? Why do you want to photograph her in particular?


Quote:I think it is wrong to do it with your cousin - at least in most western countries it is


Well in Britain at least you can legally marry your cousin.
Just Jas Plus
19 26.4k 1 England
24 Sep 2009 1:50AM
Why not just say to to your cousin, in conversational manner, "I wonder if (name of girl friend) would mind doing some modelling for me?

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