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Acanthus Tattoos
Posts: 429
Union, New Jersey, US


visible in photos - what say you?
Jan 17 13 06:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


No opinion, but guilty as charged lol
Jan 17 13 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Caveman Creations
Posts: 580
Fort Worth, Texas, US


Sure. Why the hell not?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130115/16/50f5eff5c57cd_m.jpg
Jan 17 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,889
Olivet, Michigan, US


Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

Personally, I find images where armpits are the focus to be unappealing.  But completely omitting the possibility puts way too much restrictions on posing, especially for nudes.

I'd have lost this (18+) image . . . .
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8191 … e848_o.jpg

Jan 17 13 06:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Awesome Headshots
Posts: 2,369
San Ramon, California, US


Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
armpits yes or no

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

Jan 17 13 06:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Simplexity
Posts: 705
Houston, Texas, US


If you're going to, make sure they are cleanly shaven (unless you are one that doesn't shave). Editing armpit stubble isn't fun.
Jan 17 13 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Top Gun Digital
Posts: 1,266
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

Armpits are fine as long as they're clean.

Jan 17 13 06:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Glenn Hall - Fine Art
Posts: 450
Townsville, Queensland, Australia


...if there are no gerbils....sure thing
Jan 17 13 07:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
V for Victory Modeling
Posts: 436
Roseville, California, US


Yep, when I did a swimsuit modeling shoot. (it's not in my port) Fine as long as you're shaven. It's funny because that photographer mentioned that he had a model who showed up...clearly unshaven...for a swimsuit shoot. Yikes! It messed up the entire shoot.
Jan 17 13 07:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


yeah i have two. they come out sometimes.
Jan 17 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art Silva
Posts: 9,422
Santa Barbara, California, US


Depending on the type of shoot, the model and the composition, it's all good. You choose what the concept calls for;

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8025/7518 … 2228fb.jpg 18+
Jan 17 13 08:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Why not?

Is the armpit any more shocking than any other part of the body?





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Jan 17 13 08:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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DAN CRUIKSHANK
Posts: 1,786
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Only if they are cleanly shaven.
Jan 17 13 08:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WildEye Studio
Posts: 654
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

Ditto

Jan 17 13 08:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,877
Imperial, California, US


Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

I don't even want to see her Sasquatch pits!!:-)))))))))

Jan 17 13 08:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vintagevista
Posts: 10,989
Sun City, California, US


I'm pretty sure they come attached to the rest of the model:/
*confused*
smile
Jan 17 13 08:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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KonstantKarma
Posts: 2,513
Hickory, North Carolina, US


Yes please.

While hair there is hot in the sack, it does come across weird in photos.
Jan 17 13 08:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jen B
Posts: 3,126
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US


Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
visible in photos - what say you?

I thought I didn't have any but, lookie here, BOTH armits everywhere I raise my arms.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31325311

Jen
p.s. I may have more as I tend to put my arms up...Oh, hey, I do have another one, let me go 'unhide' it warning, the second one is M, (I guess I just like to stretch out when I have lots of space! wink)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30665244
M
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30162526

Jan 17 13 09:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Nadia Selen
Posts: 37
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia


Hmm, I just uploaded 1 NSFW picture where I'm proudly ignoring this unwritten rule. I would say yes why not smile

18 + =>  http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31333254
Jan 17 13 09:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
r T p
Posts: 3,062
Los Angeles, California, US



y
es
no
maybe
depends
Jan 17 13 09:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Art of the nude
Posts: 11,889
Olivet, Michigan, US


vbabe wrote:
Yep, when I did a swimsuit modeling shoot. (it's not in my port) Fine as long as you're shaven. It's funny because that photographer mentioned that he had a model who showed up...clearly unshaven...for a swimsuit shoot. Yikes! It messed up the entire shoot.

Yeah.  At least in the US, I'd say that's inappropriate.  For art nudes, it happens, although it's probably wise to disclose.  But for any other standard genre, not suitable.

Jan 18 13 03:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SitronStudio
Posts: 1,058
Venice, Florida, US


Love pits. On females, must be shaved, on males, must not be. And def. no trace of deodorant.
Jan 18 13 05:09 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Axioma
Posts: 6,789
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium


I tend to do it a lot
Jan 18 13 05:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mmmfire photography
Posts: 27
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom


No problem, providing it's not one of those "sniffing my own pit" poses. A personal bugbear!
Jan 18 13 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Jen B
Posts: 3,126
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US


Mmmfire photography wrote:
No problem, providing it's not one of those "sniffing my own pit" poses. A personal bugbear!

I know, me too. Although I think I have one floating out there that is just a smidge close to the pit sniff. Not close enough to "really" be a pit sniff but, since that is a bugbear of mine too, I thought of it immediately as my head turned I I tried to avert!
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30769061
Wonderful shoot and photographer!
I better tag him.
Jen

Jan 18 13 05:35 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Harris Photography
Posts: 508
Edison, New Jersey, US


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
Why not?

Is the armpit any more shocking than any other part of the body?

Well said! I have llamas raise their arms over their head a lot, I like the resulting shape of their breasts, so seeing armpits is inevitable. I don't mind unshaven but am not a fan of stubble.

Jan 18 13 05:38 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kyle T Edwards
Posts: 431
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada


Never had a problem with seeing them.  Granted, I don't usually go through people's ports, looking specifically for their armpits, but I'm not going to have them leave their arms down for an entire shoot.  Can you imagine all of the great poses we'd be missing out on?  It just wouldn't be right.  http://operationgaga.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/shaking_head.gif
Jan 18 13 07:01 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,801
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Generally avoid armpits to camera for any commercial work.  Some people really dislike them , no reason to turn off potential viewers when you are going for mass appeal.
Jan 18 13 07:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sitron Headshots
Posts: 10
Fort Myers, Florida, US


Yes.
Jan 18 13 07:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Zap Industries
Posts: 36
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Awesome Headshots wrote:

Shaved, Yes. Unshaved, No.

Unless your Patti Smith big_smile

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

Jan 18 13 09:10 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Good Egg Productions
Posts: 15,657
Orlando, Florida, US


Absolutely not.

Armpits are gross and have no place in model photography.
Jan 18 13 09:16 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,120
Alexandria, Virginia, US


a shot that prominently features an armpit aimed directly at the camera is, in my opinion, a bad pose, or a bad composition. 

Armpits visible in shot as they would be to the eye given a good posture and arm position and an optimal perspective, are of course completely normal

just let the grooming be up to par please especially if I'm doing the shooting.....  and none of that deodorant that leave a greenish tinge.....

when evaluating possible male models,  one hairy armpit pose aimed at camera is an automatic disqualification.
Jan 18 13 09:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kung-Fu-Flavor
Posts: 584
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I just can't get used to them.
Jan 18 13 09:43 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Aaron Lewis Photography
Posts: 5,083
Catskill, New York, US


I say fine to be in an image but not as a focal point.
Jan 18 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US


Acanthus Tattoos wrote:
armpits yes or no

visible in photos - what say you?

They're visible in some photos.  I'm surprised that you haven't noticed.

Jan 18 13 10:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
L Raye
Posts: 5,022
Petaluma, California, US


Armpits are part of the body, so why not?

18+

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/12 … 88b0dd.jpg
Jan 18 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Harris Photography
Posts: 508
Edison, New Jersey, US


Zap Industries wrote:
I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

In the past two years I have worked with several who do not shave pubic hair or armpits. I find it interesting to explore all of the options. That all pretty much shave their legs, however.

Jan 18 13 12:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
a raw muse
Posts: 3,194
New York, New York, US


I'm ambivalent.

I shave sometimes, right now I have armpit hair; depends on jobs.

But I'm never ever going to avoid a pose because it may be too armpit-centric, or may be "too exposed", etc etc... If it is, I expect the photographer will make the executive decision that it's too much, ask me to turn one way or the other, adjust the light, etc.

You can see my pits in all of these, and it's not about the armpits (to me at least):
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30365153 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31333691 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31224376 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/27608814 18+
Jan 18 13 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
a raw muse
Posts: 3,194
New York, New York, US


Zap Industries wrote:

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

We all live in our own little microcosms of reality. I know people who mostly *don't* shave.

Jan 18 13 12:11 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brooklyn Bridge Images
Posts: 9,696
Brooklyn, New York, US


Zap Industries wrote:

I can't believe that in 2013 this should even be an option. Seriously, why would any female not shave her arms of legs? I never met one yet.

How many of the 3 billion plus women on this planet have you met ?

Jan 18 13 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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