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Mary Iacofano
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Whats with the nude photos?


I guess there is a fine line in photographing nudes.

I have seen some nude photography that is beautiful and tasteful.

I have seen 2 contest entries this week of nudes. I was a bit surprised. One I saw was very pretty. One I saw in this mornings contest entries was trash.

Now I know art/ photography is a matter of interpertation. But please.....

By visiting the authors website ...makes me wonder if these images will be regulars on BP.

Before you think I am prudish, (am not), consider if I made a image post of a mans private parts.

My opinion is that I am surprised for this to go on the BetterPhoto website. Anyone else have an opinion?

I hope I made you laugh but am dead serious.

Mary


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6/30/2007 4:22:07 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  If the site chiefs think it should be taken out of the contest entries, they will. Simple as that.


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6/30/2007 6:27:28 AM

 
Michael E. Nigma   Mary, I see no problem with tasteful nude photography. The nude has been in art (i.e. paintings, sculpture, photography) for as long as there has been art. It is as much part of photography as landscapes or wildlife. Whether it be male or female, the nude form is one of the most difficult and challenging to shoot. You should check out www.greggormanphotography.com jis work is amazing.


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7/24/2007 8:00:30 AM

 
Michael E. Nigma   Mary, I see no problem with tasteful nude photography. The nude has been in art (i.e. paintings, sculpture, photography) for as long as there has been art. It is as much part of photography as landscapes or wildlife. Whether it be male or female, the nude form is one of the most difficult and challenging to shoot. You should check out www.greggormanphotography.com his work is amazing.


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7/24/2007 8:00:47 AM

 
A C
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
  "My opinion is that I am surprised for this to go on the BetterPhoto website"

It isn't supposed to go on -- this is specifically stated in the rules before you upload. Every person who uploads a picture clicks the little box saying they agree to the rules etc.

Because the administrators don't view and approve every image before they are uploaded, it is impossible to stop people from posting images that aren't family friendly. Next time you see an inapropriate photo, email the administrators and they'll take care of it.


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7/24/2007 12:52:51 PM

 
John P. Sandstedt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/8/2001
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  Went back over recent entries on the most recent 75 pages to see what all the flap might be about. Since I didn't see a nude, except for the rears of two infants, I guess the "censors" removed the offending images.

That's probably very appropriate since there are a lot of youngsters participating in the forums and contests of BP. This is a really gray area, however, as to whether these budding artists should see nudes, especially any that are described as "trash."

As I've said before in other threads, too many images per maker are allowed in the contests [one per day.] Invariably, people will submit images that aren't winners and, sometimes, those that might be deemed in poor taste. It's in the mind of the maker and the beholder.


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7/24/2007 2:01:05 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  75 pages?
Wouldn't it have been easier to just google "nude"?


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7/24/2007 2:40:58 PM

 
John Rigney   If Jim wants to ban nude photography from BP, that's his right. It's his site, after all. If he wants to ban pictures of Chevrolets, or chrysanthemums, or Hugo Chavez -- same thing. His site -- his decisions. If you don't agree with his decisions, head over to flickr and leave him alone!

If you don't want your children to view pictures of nudes (or Chevrolets), it's YOUR responsibility to see that they don't. Don't ask website owners or book publishers or television producers to do your job for you.

And please stop suggesting that photographs of nudes are not "family-friendly." What's not family-friendly are photographs of American GIs torturing political prisoners for fun. Or photos of men shooting animals for sport. Or of professional boxers trying to beat each other unconscious for money. But if you don't want your kids to see these not-family-friendly photos, Just Say No.


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11/22/2007 9:56:51 PM

 
W.   
Honi sot qui mal y pense.


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11/23/2007 1:03:29 AM

 
Dwayne Barbee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2004
  Who cares about politics, lets enjoy photography!


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11/27/2007 9:24:52 PM

 
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