Although a fully naked model isn’t always necessary for this sensual and personal portraiture, the basic ideas of exploring the human form and developing a close relationship with the camera still apply. Boudoir is usually performed by the subject for the pleasure of a close companion and may involve costumes, nudity, and semi-naked poses.
This application of nude photography can aid in developing diagrams and teaching materials for analysis. Nude photography, which serves an educational purpose, puts less emphasis on the picture itself and more on how the subject may inform the viewer.
These images are frequently used as illustrations and are typically captioned so that viewers know what they are looking at.
Despite the misconception that this subgenre is demeaning or too closely resembles pornography, that is not the case (when done correctly).
Even some of the first photographers investigated the use of pornographic photography, usually taking naked subjects for other customers with their permission. This subgenre is designed to be sensual rather than exploitative should also be noted.
When we see recent semi-nude commercials, we think of glamour photography. Consider the ads for Cosmopolitan or Abercrombie & Fitch, where the subject is interesting, but the model is never entirely naked. This is widely employed in contemporary marketing and includes a segment for commercial nudist photography.
You can explore the opposite side of the human form without showing too much of your model’s body by having her face away from the camera. This is an additional technique for enhancing mystery and highlighting the beauty of the human form in your photographs.
The rear of the shape is highlighted in this example’s dark background, emphasizing it as the topic of the photograph by drawing attention to it.