Of course! The most amazing photos are rarely the easiest to shoot. I've shot in lingerie in the freezing cold before,(at least -10 Celsius, may have been colder) there I was in a little teddy and stockings, and then here comes the snow! I was freezing, but other than getting some goose bumps and hard nipples, nothing else changed. I was still able to pose and make all the right expressions, and the set of photos we got from that day are still some of my all-time favorites!
Shooting in sub zero temperatures also takes it out on the Camera crew as well as the model! The model has stylists standing around with warm drinks and big insulated coats for the models after the short time they have to be nude.
The photographer and crew may have to shoot a few different models one after the other for hours with props and waiting for hair and makeup in these conditions.
Also Digital equipment now is much easier than before when we used Medium format and film as the lubricants in the Hasselblads would freeze after a few minutes and seize requiring spare warm camera bodies and magazines.
I have even had film break in the magazines from low temperatures!
Most Professional models seem to enjoy the experience, specially when they are being paid to create some worthwhile images.
Here are some from a shoot in sub zero temperatures we shot in the Alps for an Austrian ski company.
No way! Although keeping the feet warm is a huge plus! I could barely stand being in a dress with heels in 40 degree weather. (Granted I was getting over a cold at the time), but my feet felt almost numb. I was visibly uncomfortable and had to leave. The photographer had already started an hour and a half late, so we were way over schedule.
Depends on how fast the photographer works. I posed in 26 degrees at the end of December for about half an hour. The first 10 minutes were ok, but by the last 5 minutes, I was convulsing with shivers. I could barely move my neck for the next week, which hosed my swim workouts. Cool pics, but I won't do it again.
Yes, absolutely- for a great shot. I did a short set nude in the snow before. With a great photographer who has a good concept, and some planning you can make anything happen. We did have warm stuff for me to bundle up in and hot coffee standing by
I did 3 outside shooting by winter in Montreal, with naked models, temperature was about -22 F. It's all about planning.
And I sometime play the model, and I did too. It's not that bad. It's actually super stimulating since since you have 2-3 minutes to shoot, the adrenaline goes by and it become very funny.
wend the wind dies down later this evening and they flood the canal again I'm going skating at -29C. I think thats -20F? I considered putting up a last minute casting call on FB for anyone who wanted to pose nude under the various stone bridges along the canal like this one http://www.flickr.com/photos/15740359@N06/2144453525/
but I'll be wearing clothes, and I doubt anyone on FB will reply.
As many as he did with a similar shot last year. I guess it drives people to his profile or something. My answer to his question would be..only if the image was worth it. I have a few. Most of the time they are either silly looking or uncomfortable looking unless the model is a tiny part of the frame or you are VERY quick.
There would have to be a really tempting amount of monetary compensation to get me to do that, end even so, I'd probably want it to be with a primo photog. I haven't done it yet, so I'm not completely sure it's a no...but I'm willing to bet if I do it once then my answer will definitely become a no.
Food and Lodging, Snow pants, The boots for the shot,
How the models stayed warm:
1. Chemical warmers for shoes, gloves and body.
2. Snow pants
3. Wool socks
4. Warm winter jacket.
5. Hot Chocolate in thermoses
Model Exposure Minimized:
1. All shots rehearsed in winter gear.
2. Models followed by second model who has a warm robe under her jacket ready
3. Model is only nude for the time to undress and get boots on plus 5 minutes maximum of modeling