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To snap or not to snap? That is the question when it comes to nudes, I mean. There's nothing wrong with sending a tantalizing pic of yourself to your partner while they're at the library cramming for finals — for moral support, of course — or just for your own safekeeping.
Posing nude turns into have fun
In many areas, I crave consistency. I like when the subway comes on time and how my hair will be reliably perfect on the third day since my last wash.
Sometimes the lighting is dim or the camera lens on my phone is dirty. Other times, I can't convince my face and body to do something sexy at the same time. The result is always a weirdly cropped, uncomfortable-looking photo that I'd rather delete than send to anyone else.
And that sort of defeats the purpose of a nude selfie—at least, the ones I'm taking. Instead of continuing to suffer from my chronic inability to take a hot nude, I turned to the experts: three New York City-area boudoir photographers who set, light, and shoot sexy photos as their actual jobs. Then I did an IRL boudoir shoot with one of them. Their first lesson: Mood matters, as much as any pose or facial expression. This shocked me. No longer.
Their second lesson: When it comes to poses and facial expressions, less is more. The same goes for posing. Beskin told me that some of the most beautiful boudoir shots are those that capture natural, imperfect moments—because they capture the kind of authentic intimacy you share with your partner on a regular basis. To prepare for my professional photoshoot, I made a moodboard—something Mednik had suggested in our interview.
Laugh away, but the moodboard helped me figure out what I wanted my nudes to look like. It also helped me find photo inspiration, see what poses I liked, and compile lingerie I was into.
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For the record, I would've happily included an image of my moodboard it's mostly butt photos, because apparently I'm a huge fan of derrieresbut photo rights issues prevent me from doing so. So you'll just have to imagine all the sexy boudoir butt pics that inspired my shoot.
Clothed nude photos?! An oxymoron of the highest order!
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But all three photographers assured me clothed—or like, partially clothed—photos were standard in boudoir. Since going full birthday suit can be a little awkward, they recommended I start with a more covered-up look say, my partner's button-down or a cozy sweater over my favorite bra and gradually strip down to my skivvies. Beskin even suggested I select my outfits ahead of time and lay them out in the order I plan to wear them.
She warned that corsets and other tight garments can leave marks on the skin, so I should wear those last. I brought a couple bras, three pairs of underwear, a bodysuit, and a button-down with me to the shoot, and Ribinik helped me assemble looks from there. This gives clients a second to get in the zone before, you know, taking their clothes off. And the photographers suggested I incorporate something similar— hair and makeupsexy music, a glass or two of wine —into my own nude selfie shoots. I don't have much of a problem being naked around people just ask my poor, poor roommatesbut even I thought this period of mental preparation sounded like a good idea.
On set, Ribinik opted for a Lana Del Rey -based soundtrack, and her makeup artist took her time making me look picture-perfect. I ended up looking like a straight-up doll—a look I appreciated for the professional shoot but would never have the patience or skill to recreate on my own. Then I did the whole nude and semi-nude modeling thing.
And honestly, it was easier than I expected. While Ribinik's makeup artist worked her magic, Ribinik walked me through the fundamentals of boudoir scenery—which is basically just that you want to pose in a clean, well-lit, ideally luxurious-looking room. The swanky Manhattan hotel room we were shooting in seemed to fit the bill. Though it was raining out, she explained she'd be keeping the lights off. Apparently, natural light—even if it's dim—is better than artificial light, because it can lend a soft, sensual vibe to your photos.
Naked girls in sexy poses
Ribinik recommended posing in a window-filled room, like the one we were in, whenever possible. Before I knew it, my two hours of get-to-know-you talk were up, and it was time to get naked. Thankfully, Ribinik knew what she wanted from each shot, and she confidently directed me from pose to pose—telling me where to put my arms, how to tilt my Posing nude for fun, and when to really push my butt out.
I'd usually take my nudes on my bed or in my bathroom, but Ribinik made use of everything from the couch to the wall. I quickly realized how easy it can be to get creative with posing and scenery, and I tried to make mental notes of everything I was experiencing. Before long, the moment of truth arrived: Would this effort I exerted to educate myself on how to take hot nudes actually result in hotter nudes? My first move was to revisit the photos from my shoot with Ribinik and to recreate some of the poses on my own see my attempts below, complete with fun names from yours truly. I also drew inspiration from my moodboard, though that mostly helped me get in the nude photo taking mood.
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When it came to doing, well, pretty much anything else the photographers had taught me to do, I failed. The monster that is laziness reared its ugly head, and I paid little attention to lighting, scenery, or getting in The Zone. I took my nudes at night, so natural light wasn't an option. I compromised and positioned myself near some not-so-natural light sources—namely, lamps. This mostly sufficed. I also failed to clean my room before the shoot, which is downright embarrassing.
I am adult enough to understand the import of a clean living space, and I'm also adult enough to understand that a vacuum cleaner does not add value to any nude photo.
Apparently, though, I'm not adult enough to act on either of these notions. Oh, and let the record show I have zero idea how to use my cell phone's self-timer function, and I'm way too lazy to figure it out. Selfies—awkward posing and all—are my bread and butter.
So rather than aiming for perfect replicas of my boudoir photos, I adapted them as best I could. Now for the good stuff.
1. lying down sideways
This is the first pose Ribinik had me do in our shoot. I'm not the kind of person who does planks!! Revel in this moment, because the only reason I'd ever subject myself to this is for the art of the nude. This is one of my favorite selfies from my DIY experiment—I actually like it more than the professional shot.
Bonus: My body is largely hidden from the shot, so the only thing I had to control was my face.
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Ribinik told me she often instructs clients to avoid eye contact with the camera at the start of her shoots. Instead, she asks them to look down, glance into the distance, or tilt their he back with their eyes closed sound familiar? Staring down a camera lens can be intimidating, and this helps people adjust to the environment. This is hands-down my favorite photo from my shoot with Ribinik.
A quick tip: In our interview, Mednik recommended I highlight the curves of my body by arching my back, popping my hip, or pushing my butt out.
And I'm doing exactly that in this photo. It felt a little awkward, but it definitely paid off.
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I tried to recreate this one at home, but once again, my arm failed me. So I adapted the pose and took a mirror selfie, instead. I generally like the way the shot turned out. But I forgot to shut my closet door before snapping the pic, which put a damper on the final product.
This one is just. Plus, all I had to do was lie on a bed and look down—my kinda pose. OK, so I had to modify the original with this one. There was no way in hell I could get my face, full body, and both arms in a selfie. And as you can see from the slight blurriness, I had trouble stabilizing the camera even after the modification. Let me tell ya, simultaneously stretching your arm, art-directing your image, and focusing your lens is no small task.
I can’t take a cute nude to save my life, so i asked boudoir photographers for help
All I had to do was lie down, keep my face out of the shot, attempt to snap a full-body picture, and voila—sexy photo. Pro-tip: If your face is doing weird shit, just crop it out. This one was so easy to pose for. I just touched my lip! That was it! Plus, I really like the way it turned out. Somehow this was impossible. Such a bummer.