Confession time: Every once and a while, my wife and I … and sometimes a couple of friends … like to get out our good camera and do some erotic photography. We’re not professional photographers but we’re all decently attractive, so we’ve gotten some pretty hot pictures.
Over the past weeks, we’ve done this a few times and its unlocked an interesting discussion in what we all see as sexy in photos. What makes a sexy picture sexy is – obviously – highly subjective, but I think there are some universal tips. And there are probably some other more specific tips that play to my predilection for erotic as opposed to outright explicit.
So, some food for thought for your next sexy photo shoot:
- Lighting is everything. Make you think about your light source and make sure it is neither too bright nor too dim. Dim photos looks really cheap and tacky.. and overly lit photos just look ugly. If you want a great shoot, consider renting some professional lights or check out these professional tips.
- Consider your background. A busy or messy background looks awful and distracting. Yet, its shocking how many sexy shots are full of background laundry, messy rooms, or just clutter… bad move. We have a sette, some nice fur blankets and nice curtains that all make great backgrounds.
- Decide whether you and/or your partner are willing to have their faces shown. This is a pretty big deal for many.
- Think about the angle from which you take the photo and the framing for the photo. Sometimes approaching your subject from an angle and only catching a part of the body can be super hot.
- Wear clothing or lingerie that complements your body. Personally, I find a touch of clothing or lingerie sexier than completely nude… but this is obvious just my thing.
- For close ups… I’m not a huge fan the genital closeups, but many are. I find that if you like the really up close and personal shots of either sex or genital, they look best either in black and white or with some really softening lighting effects. It, for me, brings out the beauty in the picture and feel less shocking.
Good luck.. and if you want critiques of your work.. you all know how to find me :).