This is how not to act as a photography assistant on a nude shoot

May 13, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This is how not to act as a photography assistant on a nude shoot

May 13, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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When it comes to nude photography, respect and decorum are the words of the day.  Even for professional models that are used to working nude in front of the camera, you certainly don’t want to offend or embarrass them, or come across as just plain creepy.

So if you’re ever asked to assist on a nude shoot, or even if you’re the photographer, this video from Japanese Neko TV shows us how one absolutely should not act on such a shoot.  Don’t be like this guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAGDnZszKUQ

For a start, when your subject disrobes, this is definitely not how your face should express reaction.  Well, unless you’re Sid James.

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And if you’re not the photographer, certainly don’t bring your camera out in the middle of a shoot to grab a few snaps of your own!

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I have seen one or two of these behaviours before from the occasional first time assistant, and I’ve had no problem sending them home when they got out of line, so if you are asked to assist on a nude or any other type of shoot, be courteous, be professional, and be respectful to everybody else involved, especially the subject of the photographs!

Have you experienced behaviour like this on your shoots, either as the subject, assistant or photographer?  How was it dealt with, if at all?  Let us know in the comments.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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5 responses to “This is how not to act as a photography assistant on a nude shoot”

  1. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    You realize that this entire video is a comedy skit, huh?

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Yes, where did the article suggest that this was documentary? :)

  2. Roger Botting Avatar
    Roger Botting

    The assistant behaved more like a photographer that I used to work for. Not too surprising that he went out of business.

  3. Flodder Avatar
    Flodder

    bukkake show?

  4. Mark Helm Avatar
    Mark Helm

    Jan Cottrell thought you may like this