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-Envy-

Posts: 43

Denver, Colorado, US

Have you ever been caught outdoors shooting nude? What are tips and advice on this? A Park Ranger caught me today, pretty funny actually but interrupted out shoot.

Aug 04 10 03:19 pm Link

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Jason Combs Photography

Posts: 636

Vicksburg, Mississippi, US

ask if he minds holding a reflector...

Aug 04 10 03:22 pm Link

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Dark Horse Rising

Posts: 3965

Birmingham, Alabama, US

-Envy- wrote:
Have you ever been caught outdoors shooting nude? What are tips and advice on this? A Park Ranger caught me today, pretty funny actually but interrupted out shoot.

What happened? Around here they'd take you to jail!

Aug 04 10 03:22 pm Link

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L A U B E N H E I M E R

Posts: 8797

Seattle, Washington, US

-Envy- wrote:
Have you ever been caught outdoors shooting nude? What are tips and advice on this? A Park Ranger caught me today, pretty funny actually but interrupted out shoot.

park ranger?  did the nude photoshoot involve smokey the bear?


but on a more serious note....is there a fine?  indecent exposure?  how much is the fine?

Aug 04 10 03:23 pm Link

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Gil Lang

Posts: 4655

Isla Vista, California, US

That's where an escort is handy smile to look around while you keep busy.Got caught once by a civilian.The car of the model was parked nearby(we were shooting in the woods)and without any warning,a woman shows up asking:"is this your car up there.It might be dangerous it would slide off the road since there's that big crack in the pavement close to it". Well...sure,we will move it...bummer.

Aug 04 10 03:25 pm Link

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True Colours Photograph

Posts: 203

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Frequently get caught out.  I always use the same line, "Hello. Hope we are not offending you".  Response is nearly always the same, something like  "Nooo.  Not at all,  Carry on, carry on."

Only once had a problem.  Was shooting this set http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/16491718 
and had a silly old cow ring the emergency number and report an old bloke taking photos of kids.  Cops turned up as we were finishing.  Not a kid in sight and the model was 23.  Male officer was a bit surly (I think we interupted his morning coffee).  His female partner, a pleasant faced chubby little sweetie, thought it was a hoot.  She didn't stop grinning while she checked out the images on the camera, supposedly looking for photos of kids.  By this time he had grumped off back to the car, and sat there waiting for her.  Didn't even take our names.

Aug 04 10 04:11 pm Link

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rp_photo

Posts: 42495

Houston, Texas, US

True Colours Photograph wrote:
Response is nearly always the same, something like  "Nooo.  Not at all,  Carry on, carry on."

Don't necessarily believe that.

Aug 04 10 05:08 pm Link

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JohnStJohn Photography

Posts: 466

Lake Oswego, Oregon, US

While shooting this set, I had a tour bus stop on a bridge overlooking the falls.  Nothing like a group of 70 year olds calling out posing suggestions to the model...

http://modelmayhm-7.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100506/06/4be2c78430ed7_m.jpg

Aug 04 10 05:17 pm Link

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EnlightendedPhotography

Posts: 823

Eugene, Oregon, US

I have been stopped shooting my human statue pictures by Park Rangers.. First questions was if this was for private or commercial use.... if you are doing something for commercial (National Park), they will normally ask for a permit.  Female Park Rangers seem to have more of a problem than there male counterparts but no tickets, no hauling off to jail.  Always be polite and don't argue if they ask you to move some place else.... common sense helps.

Aug 04 10 05:18 pm Link

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True Colours Photograph

Posts: 203

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

rp_photo wrote:

Don't necessarily believe that.

All true.  Apart from that one silly old cow, have never had a complaint.

Aug 04 10 06:52 pm Link

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SPierce Photography

Posts: 19791

Amherst, Massachusetts, US

I was actually doing nudes with a male model once in a state park; nearly right after we finished and he had just gotten dressed, two rangers drove down and they stopped by us "You weren't doing nudes down here, were you?" We said "Nope" and they said "Okay, have a good day" and went on their merry way big_smile

I've actually shot nudes with a model in a public park, in some pine trees right by the road. Nobody noticed, and no one bothered.

Nope, never had an issue!

Aug 04 10 06:54 pm Link

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Gil Lang

Posts: 4655

Isla Vista, California, US

This is a little off subject but...at my last shoot,got evicted and the model was full clothed...

http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/100610/08/4c1108aa58773_m.jpg

but we arrived at a kid's playground(belonging to a housing development)and...that woman didn't want us there...she didn't want her daughter to be in the picture by accident.So,before she call the cops on us,we left.

Aug 04 10 06:58 pm Link

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Veasna

Posts: 2177

Aldershot, England, United Kingdom

I've shot in the woods in Washington State before and there's a few that passed by but they didn't see us cause we went and hide lol...

Aug 04 10 07:03 pm Link

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The Things Ive Seen

Posts: 458

Portland, Oregon, US

I've been caught by park rangers, campus police, city police, library security, hotel security. I've shot on streets, in parks, on private property, inside common areas of hotels and countless other places from Chicago to San Francisco.
I've never had any grief beyond simply being told to move on.

Aug 04 10 07:04 pm Link

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Michael Siu

Posts: 1225

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

LOL now therein lies the story.  I was nearly arrested( issued a ticket for lewd conduct) in the most surprising location, a balcony in the french quarter...

Aug 04 10 07:08 pm Link

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Robert Mossack

Posts: 1251

Joplin, Missouri, US

Missed the rangers by about 5 minutes after shooting for this set:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18362578

We were walking down the trail back to our cars and met the Park Rangers along the way.

Aug 04 10 07:22 pm Link

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Dan OMell

Posts: 1335

Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia

you misinterpreted the old lady's intentions. She was offering the more mature and experienced material to ya, and was brutally rejected! 'Cause nothing else has been done to expiate an affront she called the cops.
Just kidding... smile

True Colours Photograph wrote:
Frequently get caught out.  I always use the same line, "Hello. Hope we are not offending you".  Response is nearly always the same, something like  "Nooo.  Not at all,  Carry on, carry on."

Only once had a problem.  Was shooting this set http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/16491718 
and had a silly old cow ring the emergency number and report an old bloke taking photos of kids.  Cops turned up as we were finishing.  Not a kid in sight and the model was 23.  Male officer was a bit surly (I think we interupted his morning coffee).  His female partner, a pleasant faced chubby little sweetie, thought it was a hoot.  She didn't stop grinning while she checked out the images on the camera, supposedly looking for photos of kids.  By this time he had grumped off back to the car, and sat there waiting for her.  Didn't even take our names.

Aug 04 10 07:33 pm Link

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VA Photographer

Posts: 232

Richmond, Virginia, US

Shooting this shot, when a couple of joggers on the bridge above got an eye-full. Knock on wood, but no police or ranger interruptions yet.   

18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/18747559

Aug 04 10 07:39 pm Link

Model

-Envy-

Posts: 43

Denver, Colorado, US

We had someone looking out towards the road. This park ranger snick up on us through the trees, got our information, said we can't have any nudity here, and we left.

Aug 04 10 07:49 pm Link

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Dustin Sackett

Posts: 1165

Tucson, Arizona, US

rp_photo wrote:

Don't necessarily believe that.

Lets not forget, they are from Oz

Aug 04 10 07:59 pm Link

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William Westerhoff

Posts: 227

Kihei, Hawaii, US

I was shooting a topless mermaid 50ft. off the side of the road in the Ahi Ahi State Park when a park ranger rode up on his quad and waited patiently while I finished some shots. I then walked over to talk to him. When I approached him he wanted to know if my model was dressed yet, I said she was, he then asked me if if was okay if he got a picture with my mermaid model. In the end we both got a picture of him, the park ranger with my mermaid he thanked me and left. Another great day in Maui.

Aug 04 10 08:59 pm Link

Photographer

KC King

Posts: 848

Brea, California, US

Aug 07 10 05:50 pm Link

Model

Daniel A Betts

Posts: 88

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Suggestion? Tear-aways & a beach towel. Really! Lol! Oh, and let's NOT forget thick-soled watersafe flip-flops!!! When going short distances between spots OR taking short breaks to do MU touchups or what-have-you, wrap urself with the beach towel. When walking 2/3 minutes or more, hop into the tracks. Trust me, I nearly put a poor older lady into cardiac arrest about 2 weeks ago, but was SO saved by quick hands & my trusty ol' beach towel! Lol! The flip-flops cuz u can get 'em on & off fast, & they'll protect ur feet while walking the short distances - so you can get there FASTER smile

Aug 07 10 05:59 pm Link

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Daniel A Betts

Posts: 88

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Aug 07 10 06:02 pm Link