Nipple slips (and worse) are just par for the course with fashion. If they're totally unintentional and inappropriate I flag them as rejects, so they don't show up in proofs that go to my team or the model's agency, and they eventually get deleted when the images get moved off my edit machine and into RAID storage. I don't delete anything until that point.
S de Varax
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I delete them, either while reviewing during the shoot, or after if I find them during processing.
My assistant usually let me know if it's happening anyway so we'll stop and the model can adjust clothing.
I generally archive all shots from every shoot, but if there is any accidental nudity beyond what the model agreed to then I point it out to the model, tell her if I think the image is a keeper or would just sit in a DVD in my safe, and ask what her preference is. I've deleted a few fantastic shots because of that, but I've also had models who "don't do nudes" decide that I was trustworthy enough to do nude work with because of it. Treating people with courtesy and respect almost always pays off better than hiding things from them. Model photography is no exception.
I don't delete anything except flash misfires and closed eyes, but I don't use slips either. Whatever the agreement is with the model is what I abide by. if we did nudes and a nipple pops out, its not going to be a big deal either way.
This shot is actually a nip slip but we did full nudes so it didn't matter, and the model has it in her port.
I remember doing a shoot in a corset once. The corset was a little loose up top, so in certain poses, certain bits would show. I saw the shots afterward and was devastated that the photographer used one of the nip slip ones for her port. She removed it when I brought it to her attention, but it broke my heart a bit because I didn't sign up for anything resembling topless (furthermore, I'm a preschool teacher/nanny, so "topless" images like that can really have a negative impact on my career).
Usually, they get deleted. However, if it's a great photo and post-production can cover up the slip then I'd consider keeping it. Also, for slips, I often share them with the model before deleting (it the photo is a good one). Fair is fair and if a model isn't comfortable then that can potentially bite me in the @ss in the future.
I save everything. I have images archived that are pure black because strobes didn't fire. I have no question that I'll never use or want these files, but I don't prune my raw files before I save them. If the image is otherwise super awesome, I rescue it with photoshop. If there's another equally good frame without a nip slip, I obviously opt for that one. Or if the pose/expression isn't *that* good I'll skip it.
I usually share images with the model as we shoot always with the option of deleting anything she doesnt like, even if its just the way she smiles. I have been surprised at some images that I tough because of a slip would be deleted
I don't always delete them because maybe I can fix the slip with some PS if the rest of the shot rocks. But one thing is for sure, I never post any alternate slip shots in my portfolio. I've seen cool shots in the model's portfolio.. I see the photographer's link on the photo and check out the photographer's page.. and they have version of the shot with a nip in it. I don't post anything the model and I didn't agree on before the shoot. If they seemed particularly concerned about it.. I may not even tell them if there was a slip because they might unnecessarily worry that the shot would get out. And if the slip ever did see the light of day, it could only be traced back to me. Integrity and honoring your agreement with the model is everything otherwise you wind up with someone bad mouthing you.. it's so not worth it.
John Jebbia wrote: While I understand that there is a certain feeling of conquest to get models who don't shoot nude to shoot implied....
Book models who already do nudes when you want to shoot implieds and this suddenly becomes a non issue.
If there is anything about the shoot that might get exposed, or leave a model who doesn't do nudes uncomfortable - then shoot it with a model who does nudes. They won't show the problems about worrying about something showing.
I've never understood the conquest thing, myself. But, then, I've never shared the motivations behind rape - either. I like willing and eager participants.
I promise the models that if it's not supposed to show no one will ever see it. Depending on the quality of the photo I'll either delete, retouch or (on some rare occasions) go back to the model and ask for permission to show it.
There is at least one in my current picture set that has been fixed.
Lumigraphics wrote: I don't delete anything except flash misfires and closed eyes, but I don't use slips either. Whatever the agreement is with the model is what I abide by. if we did nudes and a nipple pops out, its not going to be a big deal either way.
I actually have one in my portfolio, here. Neither the model, nor I noticed it for almost a year after it was shot, and this was one of the first images I gave her from this shoot. When she pointed it out to me, she laughed and told me, "I can't believe my parents have a picture with one of my nipples in it hanging on their wall!"
I apologized, and told her I'd be happy to fix it in PS, and reprint it for her, but she wasn't concerned about it, at all. She said it was her "first nudie picture."
It's about treating the model right first, and getting the shot as a close second. I believe that treating the models right is going to get me a lot more great shots over time than anything I might "get away with."