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Lovely Day Media
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Vineland, New Jersey, US


IBTL popcorn

And top o' the page, ma!
Aug 22 13 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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m_s_photo
Posts: 591
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada


Good Egg Productions wrote:

No you don't.

Just a camera. There's very little "art" to it.

Are you disparaging Ken Marcus? Sir, you have no soul for art to stir.

Aug 22 13 02:16 pm  Link  Quote 
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Untitled Photographer
Posts: 1,173
Dallas, Texas, US


I'm still waiting for the middle aged man with an expanding waistline fetish to materialize so I can be a porn star.

(ps: ask about my affordable rates!!!)
Aug 22 13 02:43 pm  Link  Quote 
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Natalia_Taffarel
Posts: 7,218
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Alluring Exposures wrote:
I'd shoot g/g porn. Why? Because I like it. I like women, their bodies, and I can get easily inspired by their beauty and sexuality.
I have no interest in seeing a guy naked and I especially have no desire to see him using his equipment. I would find that anticlimactic and unerotic as I don't find guys bodies even remotely attractive... sometimes their faces, but not their bodies.

Wow that reads so "closet gay"

Aug 22 13 02:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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AG Media 13
Posts: 201
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Porn would put up barriers between me and what I'm looking for from the subject matter and imaging in general - so no I'd never do it. I'm not a prude - some of the great erotic work I've seen I wouldn't consider porn. So what the difference between erotica  and porn? Porn, in my view, exploits, if not the talent - then the target audience.
Aug 22 13 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Good Egg Productions
Posts: 14,699
Orlando, Florida, US


m_s_photo wrote:

Good Egg Productions wrote:
No you don't.

Just a camera. There's very little "art" to it.

Are you disparaging Ken Marcus? Sir, you have no soul for art to stir.

It's like saying do you need to be an artist to paint a house.

No.. you need a paint brush.

Certainly, you need to be an artist to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

Porn is exceptionally easy to shoot and the vast majority of it is done by house painters.  It's true that a few artists also shoot porn.

Aug 22 13 03:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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rp_photo
Posts: 42,470
Houston, Texas, US


Rita Lovely wrote:
Why or why not? The money is good. What would keep you from shooting porn, softcore or hardcore?
Does it go against your morals? Would it take too much of your artistic expression out of photography? Family reasons? Already successful in commerical or fashion?

Some may call what I shoot porn, but I don't wish to shoot what I would call porn.

Aug 22 13 08:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 5,830
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Leroy Dickson wrote:
I'll consider any proposition you put in front of me.

+1

A paycheck is a paycheck.

Aug 22 13 08:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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Eric Lefebvre
Posts: 503
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada


I'd have to seriously evaluate how that would affect the rest of my business (mostly weddings) but it's a job. I wouldn't be doing it for the thrill ... it would be a business decision.
Aug 23 13 03:45 am  Link  Quote 
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Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 6,087
New York, New York, US


It would have to be legal and on the up and up and for a reputable company like Penthouse. I don't see anything wrong with it, it's a job. If it's not you it's someone else making that money. Sure beats being unemployed.
Aug 23 13 04:03 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan Howell
Posts: 2,025
New York, New York, US


How many years' gap does it take to be a ghost thread?

Maybe the OP was more interested in a theoretical/moral question (though she is actively in the industry), but the implication that is something so easy to break into and one more recent response:

"Dont think i would like to be a refular (sic) porn shooter as its not what i wanna do, but i wudnt mind doing once in a while if pay is alright"

It seems like one of the ideas in this thread is that there is a pot of gold in shooting porn and that people who are greedy or desperate are digging into it. Or that it is easy to get into once you put your morals on hold. The industry, like any other, doesn't work like that. To be successful (ie. profitable) you have to take a serious business approach and consistent results.

The pot of gold has been constantly shrinking even before the OP started this thread in 2008. Most notably for still photographers since that time several publishing companies have either gone under or been absorbed by others. For emphasis, that's whole companies, not just magazine titles. In the US there are now only 3 significant publishers and a few minor ones and there are probably 50% fewer titles and/or issues published per year. Fees paid for photosets/layouts have reduced by more than 20% since 2008 (a greater percentage decline if you look over 10yrs). So that's fewer photos being bought and at a lower price.

Additionally, fees for website sales have either stayed the same or started to decline with the introduction/competition of content aggregators, especially from Central and Eastern Europe who distribute completed content for less than it is even possible to produce here in the US.  It is no longer something you can simply cash-in on and run--if it ever was.
Aug 23 13 05:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 25,900
Dearborn, Michigan, US


I didn't notice that this thread was 5 years old.
Aug 23 13 05:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Digitoxin
Posts: 13,308
Houston, Texas, US


Jerry Nemeth wrote:
I didn't notice that this thread was 5 years old.

And it is quite interesting to read the OP's updated Bio.

Aug 23 13 12:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Hartman
Posts: 53,244
Buena Park, California, US


Digitoxin wrote:
And it is quite interesting to read the OP's updated Bio.

she hasn't been around in 2 years.  Interesting read...

Aug 23 13 01:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Al Lock Photography
Posts: 15,237
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Rita Lovely wrote:
The money is good.

I think your idea of good money and mine are significantly different.

A friend of mine is a long time actor and director in porn. He's been doing it for 40 years or so. The money isn't good.

Aug 23 13 09:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Antediluvian Design
Posts: 1,128
Scranton, Pennsylvania, US


Easy decision for me. No. I don't want to be a house painter. I want my brush painting something with a little more staying power. If I am lucky, maybe something that would outlive me.
Aug 23 13 09:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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David J Martin
Posts: 448
Amberg, Bavaria, Germany


Clyph wrote:

No hardcore -- I don't want to deal with the 2257 paperwork.  And I have enough trouble with the wife's ex regarding custody of the stepchild as it is... he's a Bible-beating bigot.

Because he reads a bible he's a bigot,,,, or who's a bigot?  I'm confused?

Aug 24 13 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Photo Bill
Posts: 264
Baltimore, Maryland, US


I would have to ask my wife first.  I *think* I know her answer.
Aug 24 13 05:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wolfstar Studio
Posts: 861
Cross Roads, Texas, US


Rita Lovely wrote:
Why or why not? The money is good. What would keep you from shooting porn, softcore or hardcore?

I'd like to remain married.

Aug 24 13 10:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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FBY1K
Posts: 877
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


Christopher Hartman wrote:

she hasn't been around in 2 years.  Interesting read...

Ah the cautionary tale of be careful what you wish for...you just might get it.

There's a pot of coal and a devil at the end of some rainbows, but even this isn't the end of the world if one doesn't allow it to be.

FBY1K

Aug 25 13 02:15 am  Link  Quote 
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David M Russell
Posts: 1,053
New York, New York, US


No real desire to.

But if it's legal, the only place your name ever has to appear is the back of the check.
Aug 25 13 03:09 am  Link  Quote 
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hbutz New York
Posts: 3,135
New York, New York, US


Can and will.  But, all my "porn" shots come out all artsy.
Aug 25 13 04:11 am  Link  Quote 
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