In this guide, fine art nude photographer Lauren Naylor shares every thing you need to know about nude photography including tips and tricks on taking inspired shots. In the early s, then in her thirties, she ventured into the Sierra Nevada wilderness, where she created nude photographs and nude portraits —many of them self-portraits of herself and her sisters in a rugged, natural landscape. For a woman at the turn of the century, it was a bold and subversive move; many call it revolutionary. Her relative obscurity comes into even sharper focus when compared to the successes of male photographers like Edward Weston, who famously photographed his muse, Charis Wilson, in the nude. The history of nude photography has, at least to some extent, left out the female perspective—both as photographers and models. Right now, female photographers like Lauren Naylor , Gracie Hagan, , and Natalia Mukha, all members of the px community, are reclaiming nude fine art photography for themselves in striking and surprising ways. In a vein similar to Brigman, Lauren got her start with nude self-portraits.
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Fine art nude photography is a genre of fine-art photography which depicts the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition , emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities. The nude has been a prominent subject of photography since its invention, and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. The distinction between fine art photography and other subgenres is not absolute, but there are certain defining characteristics. Erotic interest, although often present, is secondary,  which distinguishes art photography from both glamour photography , which focuses on showing the subject of the photograph in the most attractive way, and pornographic photography , which has the primary purpose of sexually arousing the viewer. Fine art photographs are also not taken to serve any journalistic, scientific, or other practical purpose. The distinction between these is not always clear, and photographers, as with other artists, tend to make their own case in characterizing their work,    though the viewer may have a different assessment. The nude remains a controversial subject in all media, but more so with photography due to its inherent realism. Nude by Gaudenzio Marconi , —
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