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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D200
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May 30, 2012, 9:29:10 PM
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This is a shot of Polly from the recent night lighting workshop. Polly is in her 20's but looks more like a teenager. She is very creative and I met her when she attended one of my workshops as a photographer. She has great passion for both sides of the camera and also seems very appreciative of being a woman and presenting her body in an artistic way. However for me given how young and pure she looks I find that I am at least unconsciously hesitant about some of the poses I place her in. This is one such pose. I think it suits her body perfectly and I also think the energy is authentic and stylish. However I was worried how Polly might view the image. Think that when photographing female nudes there is a strong conditioning from society that has me as a photographer doubt my intuitive directions at times. Having said all this I do really like this shot and Polly also finds it artistically beautiful.

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stwayne Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
it's really better here stwayne.deviantart.com/art/The…
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you highlight her hair, as well as her excruciatingly beautiful pubic hair, and the light is not so much shining on her, as shining from her
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enormous-deviant Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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gelizard Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Well done shot.
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HaoleGuy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Superb.
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StudioSomnium Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
Its a good shot. I've got some of the same issues when shooting. I find myself worrying about what people will think about what I am doing rather than what they think about the shot. I guess thats why I got into this profession. I wanted to break down some of those walls. Its uncomfortable at times but the results are usually worth it. Keep working, your shots are very good.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Think modern society is very strict towards set rules and also very intimidating and punishing. However in order to feel we have to follow our deepest essence and risk incurring judgment.
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ArcaneRaven Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You struck a snare there that's been bothering me too, though I've been noticing it myself more and more in the past five years (it probebly dates back much further but I was too young to have an educated consious about the world untill then).

Especially in nude photography or drawings of nudity (and even just expressing your thoughts in illustrations) I feel it's a minefield of toes you try not to step on.
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Tonyr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Unfortunatly many topics that require deep thinking are instead subjected to deep control. However individuals can still choose to go deep and share what they find.
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ArcaneRaven Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I got nothing clever to come back on that. I know some illustrators manage what you do with photography and words, stand-up comedians manage to deliver hard subjects with a laugh and joke, but both have always inspired me and nourished my common sence.
Keeping an eye out on your work ;) thanks!
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