Forums > Model Colloquy > Would you pose nude in 0 degree farenheit weather?


Retired and Retired

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Rockford, Illinois, US

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Jan 22 13 06:54 pm Link


Calypso Moon

Posts: 848

Banning, California, US

No way.  She's braver than I am.

Jan 22 13 07:29 pm Link


Essence of Cassie

Posts: 105

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Jan 22 13 07:32 pm Link


Gabrielle Heather

Posts: 10064

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



Posts: 649

San Francisco, 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


L2Photography net

Posts: 2549

University City, Missouri, US

I would NOT want to shoot outside at that temp. lol

Jan 22 13 07:50 pm Link



Posts: 1786

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



Posts: 5227

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


Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4126

Alexandria, Virginia, US

sure - if the money was right and I liked the artistic concept smile

Jan 22 13 08:17 pm Link


Benjamin Lambert

Posts: 1734

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


Mischa Marie

Posts: 7892

Sacramento, California, US

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

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


Rakesh Malik

Posts: 462

Tacoma, 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


Caitin Bre

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Apache Junction, Arizona, US


Jan 22 13 08:50 pm Link



Posts: 7891

Monterey, California, US


I think my gibblets would fall off!

Jan 22 13 09:02 pm Link


Laura UnBound

Posts: 28421

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

No. hypothermia and frost bite arent really my thing.

Jan 22 13 11:21 pm Link



Posts: 3409

Tempe, Arizona, US

Nope!  :-)

Jan 22 13 11:39 pm Link

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Posts: 15978

Austin, Texas, US

Totally have.
Even got a good photo out of it.

Jan 22 13 11:42 pm Link


Vector 38

Posts: 8296

Austin, Texas, US

how many threads have you started with this same image?


Jan 23 13 12:04 am Link


Retired and Retired

Posts: 330

Rockford, 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!

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



Posts: 25319

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


Jan 23 13 04:08 am Link


angel emily

Posts: 1020

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



Posts: 629

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


Art Nudes

Posts: 93

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

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

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


RKD Photographic

Posts: 3265

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... … 83ba_z.jpg 18+

Jan 23 13 04:53 am Link


Klassic Photo

Posts: 1308

Bullhead City, 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



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

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Posts: 2357

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


Anna Marzenka

Posts: 6

Bend, Oregon, 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



Posts: 171

Chicago, Illinois, US

I actually love those kinds of challenging shoots. 

Natalie shot this one on a 10 degree day in Baltimore

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.

And Jessi June's shoot was one of the coldest January days in recent memory.  Baltimore 2011  18+

Jan 23 13 05:30 am Link


Rebel Photo

Posts: 11446

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


Sabryna S

Posts: 306

Quakertown, 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


- Aina -

Posts: 747

Redlands, California, US

Oh, in a heartbeat!

Jan 23 13 06:15 pm Link



Posts: 582

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


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


Farenell Photography

Posts: 18832

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


S. Stark

Posts: 13614

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


Lily Darling

Posts: 1299

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


Wurmwood Photography

Posts: 602

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


Grady Richardson

Posts: 278

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