lens pirate wrote in post #11001624
Instead I would rather see nudes broken off into a subsection and that community set standards for itself. That way if people don't want to see nudes they do not have to. Additionally people that like nude art would be able to post, enjoy and learn about it with out falling victim to entirely arbitrary prudishness. Sure seems like a more direct approach to the issue. IMHO
And i agree here 110%. I think the thing that bothers me the most is that you get someone to get a shot of a gal with a great set of hooters and everyone is like,,EWWWW,,Ahhh.. great shot. And the lighting is horrible, its a paper backdop and nothing else to it and you get 2 pages of OH WOW's.
i dont have a problem with the nudes at all. in fact dean capture has some outstanding work posted recently and the backlighting and lighting in general with his work is phenominal. And i understand that lighting nudes is an art in itself. But i think i prefer lighting like stephen eastwood and some of the other guys that are really really good do over the nudes shots. I think the fashion guys get away with far less when it comes to presenting thier work. Eastwoods work is some of the best out there. I think fashion requirs a little more work because the lighting is more critical and you dont have a naked body to draw your attention away from what photographers do.
just my .02 cents