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Photographing older male nudes

 
Rainyday
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Nov 21, 2017 14:57 |  #1

I have been a photographer for over 30 years and have done everything except nudes. I'm considering learning about nude photography, however..I have no interest in photography young, pretty females. I myself am an older woman and would prefer to shoot older males, because that would be interesting and artistically gratifying. Has anyone done older male models? Not trying to be prurient here, just wondering.

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GibJock
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Dec 23, 2017 12:18 |  #2

Looks like a genre no one can help with, or admit too!


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Dec 23, 2017 17:23 |  #3

Not sure if that's it, but just doesn't seem to be very popular.




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Dec 24, 2017 11:08 as a reply to albemarledesigner's post |  #4

you are correct, the thread was a total bomb. Oh well. I'll add photographing older males to my bucket list, make some amazing portraits and stun you all with my brilliance. :lol:




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Dec 24, 2017 11:13 |  #5

In my opinion you should shoot what makes you happy.
Find some willing subjects and have some fun!


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Dec 24, 2017 11:17 as a reply to Rainyday's post |  #6

The greatest learning tool that I have found is simple experimentation.

I see many questions along the same lines.....'what are your settings?.........what​'s your lighting...'

The most benefit I've found is to try it, using the skills you already have. Then, looking at your results, adjust from there.


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Dec 24, 2017 11:29 as a reply to saea501's post |  #7

I think the popularity of female nudes is that men like to look at them. With respect to male nudes, woman are more complex; they don't seem to be as visually oriented. You might have seen humor that answers the question: How to please a woman. It's two pages long. With men there are only two items: bring beer, show up naked.

Be that as it may, the existence of greco-roman sculpture demonstrates that there is a respectable genre for male nudes. I posed for an artist whom I dated some years back. I was in my 50s.

Maybe contact a college art department for some leads?


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Dec 29, 2017 13:53 |  #8

look for figure drawing groups, there are often older men modeling in those.
yes I have shot older male nudes, as a pushing 60 male i have modeled as well.

A gym maybe a good place as well. Go during the day, As they will go when the crowds are smaller. If you find someone who takes good care of their body and is a little vain (not me lol), ask them, chances are they will be flattered and say yes.

Look for nudist groups, maybe on meetup.
Yoga groups ?

A challenging group to find, but like other groups of people, once you start making inroads opportunities will start opening up.


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Dec 29, 2017 13:58 |  #9

i see from your profile you're in texas
so i went to model mayhem

searched for male models over 40 who will pose nude 64 names came up.


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