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Water Watts
Posts: 329
Chicago, Illinois, US


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Jan 22 13 06:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Calypso Moon
Posts: 848
Banning, California, US


No way.  She's braver than I am.
Jan 22 13 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Essence of Cassie
Posts: 104
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Yes!
Jan 22 13 07:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Gabrielle Heather
Posts: 10,064
Middle Island, New York, US


i will do lots of things, i will try the cold, if you want your photos to look terrible, sure. I am game for pretty much anything though. I think we have discussed this (not the cold, but putting ourselves in different scenarios before. Im game for whatever. Please dont ask me to eat shit, ok? or roll around in it. I prefer nothing with snakes or maggots either. Other than that im pretty good.
Jan 22 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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NYMPH
Posts: 602
Oakland, California, US


If it's paid, we're getting killer shots, I don't have to worry about getting sick (i.e. I'm not traveling), if I really like the photographer, there's an assistant on hand to help hand me a coat between shots, and a few other variables. Not necessarily all of those have to be in place, but at least some of them.
Jan 22 13 07:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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L2Photography net
Posts: 2,494
University City, Missouri, US


I would NOT want to shoot outside at that temp. lol
L2
Jan 22 13 07:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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DAN CRUIKSHANK
Posts: 1,784
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


If it is colder than -5 Celsius (23F) I call off the shoot.
I don't allow boots in my shots tho... But I have cozy down filled slippers for the mode to wear in between shots smile
I find anything colder is a waste of time. Don't have time to work on poses and expressions. Shoots can't last more than 45 mins. Models become uncomfortable pretty quick and it tends to show in their faces and bodies.
Jan 22 13 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dekilah
Posts: 4,859
Detroit, Michigan, US


Unfortunately, I think it would not be a good idea for me. I have shot nude in an unheated level of a building next to a broken open window in February here in Detroit. Not sure what the temperature was, but I started shivering uncontrollably and I could not form facial expressions (thankfully I was mostly supposed to be looking away). I lose body heat like crazy and I am already cold all the time. Something about my body surface area to mass ratio, I think.
Jan 22 13 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,065
Alexandria, Virginia, US


sure - if the money was right and I liked the artistic concept smile
Jan 22 13 08:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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907Benjamin
Posts: 1,712
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, US


i've shot the northern lights at  -50f give or take and couldn't feel my face. hated it. tried a shoot a few winters ago with a model at -20ish and super winds coming off the ocean and it was a total waste of time, i was freezing, the poor model was blue and getting wind burn...everything bad. i wouldn't do it again.
Jan 22 13 08:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Mischa Marie
Posts: 7,891
Sacramento, California, US


As long as you would also pay me for the time I had to take off work because I'm sick!
Hahah!

I've been nude in 30 degrees and that was enough for me to catch a cold. hmm
Jan 22 13 08:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rakesh Malik
Posts: 329
Seattle, Washington, US


Emily Hayworth wrote:
No way.  She's braver than I am.

It's a good thing that I invited you to Seattle in summer rather than now, eh? wink

Jan 22 13 08:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Caitin Bre
Posts: 1,798
Naperville, Illinois, US


Yes!
Jan 22 13 08:50 pm  Link  Quote 
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PhotographybyT
Posts: 7,596
Monterey, California, US


yikes

I think my gibblets would fall off!
Jan 22 13 09:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Laura UnBound
Posts: 26,985
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


No. hypothermia and frost bite arent really my thing.
Jan 22 13 11:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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EdwardKristopher
Posts: 3,338
Tempe, Arizona, US


Nope!  :-)
Jan 22 13 11:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Damianne
Posts: 15,973
Austin, Texas, US


Totally have.
Even got a good photo out of it.
Jan 22 13 11:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vector 38
Posts: 8,296
Austin, Texas, US


how many threads have you started with this same image?


re: www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=876869
Jan 23 13 12:04 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Water Watts
Posts: 329
Chicago, Illinois, US


Mischa Marie wrote:
As long as you would also pay me for the time I had to take off work because I'm sick!
Hahah!

I've been nude in 30 degrees and that was enough for me to catch a cold. hmm

cold temperatures cannot create a cold(sick).  exposure and create frost bite, but germs which die in the cold is what make people sick.

Jan 23 13 04:01 am  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


She's not nude - she's wearing boots and a hat! big_smile

For my thoughts on the photo, see my reply in the Critique forum.





Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Jan 23 13 04:08 am  Link  Quote 
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angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Yes, and I have, however most of the time I find doing stuff like this is about shock value.
Jan 23 13 04:13 am  Link  Quote 
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D-Light
Posts: 546
Newcastle, Limerick, Ireland


Some years back I had to work in -20C and there's no way I'd ask anyone to take off anything at that tempeture or close to it. I don't see any point in it anyway.
Jan 23 13 04:16 am  Link  Quote 
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Art Nudes
Posts: 82
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


Would I f**k. Not even fully dressed in that kind of weather. Blue is NOT an attractive skin tone.
Jan 23 13 04:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


if the concept was right and my health would not be in danger, sure.

most of the time I'm not a fan of these shots though, and for that reason I wouldn't. It's often more a "look how well I can pose in the cold" contest, without actually producing a nice picture.
Jan 23 13 04:24 am  Link  Quote 
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RKD Photographic
Posts: 3,263
Iserlohn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Heating broke in the studio last week, so the indoor temps are the same as outdoors at the moment. sad

This was shot in -5C (23F) at the end of a four-hour shoot...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8336/8407 … 83ba_z.jpg 18+
Jan 23 13 04:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Klassic Photo
Posts: 1,308
Golden Valley, Arizona, US


I hate being cold so I have the utmost respect for models that do this.

As a footnote, those guys n gals in the "Polar Bear Club" that jump into freezing ice water are just nuts...
Jan 23 13 05:06 am  Link  Quote 
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photodorset
Posts: 845
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom


I saw a model's profile that said she was happy to pose nude in a river in January as long as the photographer did it first!!

Must say the cold kills the batteries in the camera!!
Jan 23 13 05:06 am  Link  Quote 
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MatureModelMM
Posts: 902
Detroit, Michigan, US


I have done it for very short times, maybe 30 seconds at a time. Any longer than that, no way. I would only do it for the right setting and concept though, it would have to be something really great that I really wanted to do.
Jan 23 13 05:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Anna Marzenka
Posts: 6
Anchorage, Alaska, US


The boots she is wearing really do help to fend off some of the cold.
I have posed totally nude in a freezing river in Alaska back in September, glacier water.....and after about 5 minutes of standing in the water my feet were completely numb and I was shaking. I have also posed nude in about 30 degrees in the desert outside of Vegas, teeth shattering. Once you get cold it is difficult to keep a relaxed pose.
An assistant that can hand you a coat or something to bundle up in real quick is very handy at shoots that are done in cold weather.
Would I do it? YES.
Jan 23 13 05:30 am  Link  Quote 
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D A J P
Posts: 169
New York, New York, US


I actually love those kinds of challenging shoots. 

Natalie shot this one on a 10 degree day in Baltimore
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31072051

Foxy's shoot was a -3 degree day in northern Michigan.  She held that pose for the better part of two minutes while we waited for the wind to calm enough to get the shot.
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30085854

And Jessi June's shoot was one of the coldest January days in recent memory.  Baltimore 2011  18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31073166
Jan 23 13 05:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Rebel Photo
Posts: 11,446
Florence, South Carolina, US


I can, without a doubt, unconditionally and certifiably state;







NO male model would even contemplate the idea for a micro second! big_smile
Jan 23 13 05:44 am  Link  Quote 
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Brianne L
Posts: 275
OTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania, US


If I were open to nudes...I really don't think so. I think that would be really pushing it for me.
Jan 23 13 06:53 am  Link  Quote 
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- Aina -
Posts: 731
Redlands, California, US


Oh, in a heartbeat!
Jan 23 13 06:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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TrianglePhoto
Posts: 569
Chicago, Illinois, US


Heck, I'm not even fond of shooting football in 10F weather (I've covered Bears games in that weather, and it isn't really much fun)... and when I shoot football, I'm bundled up in multiple layers and good gloves.

Shooting nude?

That's crazy talk!
Jan 24 13 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
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James Morgan aka Maddog
Posts: 102
Burlison, Tennessee, US


I have concern for my models... The only way I'd put a model thru that would be during a day without wind (no windchill) and the rental of several forced air heaters (like you see on the sidelines of football games) that I 'd position out of the shot.. But pumping that heat on the model.
Jan 24 13 07:21 am  Link  Quote 
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Farenell Photography
Posts: 17,849
Albany, New York, US


I'm a wimp. I barely even want to make the short distance from my house to the car all bundled up let alone shoot someone in that miserable weather.
Jan 24 13 07:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Shandra Stark
Posts: 13,590
Los Angeles, California, US


I am not opposed to the idea, but I am booked nearly every day of most months, and this is how I make my living.

I cannot get sick.

I have posed nude in the snow on a few occasions, but, during times when I had ample cushion in between gigs.  Even if you don't get sick (not something I'm really prone to), after working in that type of temperature, your body can feel weird for several days, or more than a week.  Weird tingles, aches, movement issues.

I can't afford not to be tip-top shape, right now.
Jan 24 13 09:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Lily Darling
Posts: 1,299
Lansing, Michigan, US


If I shot nudes hell yeah I would!! Takes a lot of mental concentration smile and I love the mental exercise smile
Jan 24 13 09:09 am  Link  Quote 
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JNH_Photography
Posts: 595
Chillicothe, Ohio, US


I just had a model pose for me the night before last, outside, in the freezing ass cold, nude as hell. Some models are awesome! big_smile
Jan 24 13 09:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Grady Richardson
Posts: 179
Houston, Texas, US


Gabrielle Heather wrote:
Please dont ask me to eat shit, ok? or roll around in it. I prefer nothing with snakes or maggots either. Other than that im pretty good.

Is this something that comes up a lot?

Jan 24 13 09:15 am  Link  Quote 
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