Facebook’s policy bans photographic nudity, and it’s been a problem for many photographers who share their work on Facebook and Instagram. But this could soon change. Photographer Spencer Tunick recently organized a nude photo shoot outside of company’s offices to challenge its policies. As a result, Facebook will reconsider its nudity guidelines when it comes to photographic art.
Many cultural institutions use social networks nowadays to promote their events. Geneva’s Museum of Art and History is no exception, but Facebook’s photo policy ruined its campaign. The museum posted images of two ancient statues that will be exhibited in an upcoming show. However, Facebook apparently thinks they’re porn, so it banned the museum’s ad.
A recent video posted by Danish photographer Andreas Hvid has caused quite a stir in Egypt. The video shows Hvid and his female friend allegedly climbing the Great Pyramid of Giza and ending up in a “naked embrace” at the top. After the video was shared online, it has been severely criticized, and Egyptian authorities are investigating its authenticity.
Making mistakes is a process of learning, and when you are new at something, you’re gonna make a lot of them. But why not avoid them if you can? In this video, Michael Sasser points to eight most common mistakes of beginner boudoir photographers. But, he also gives suggestions on how to fix them and raise your photos to a higher level.
An example of my teammate Clinton Lofthouse showed us how a single photo can cause a flood of hilarious trolling on Facebook. This happened recently in a houseplant hobbyist group after a guy posted a shirtless selfie with an orchid he’d just bought. This quick snapshot caused some users to get dramatic over “posting porn to the group.” As a result, other members started trolling them by posting their own nude selfies with houseplants.
The upcoming March issue of British Vogue features Gigi and Bella Hadid on the front and back cover. However, the photo inside the magazine, where the sisters are posed together, has recently shocked the public. Hadid sisters are posed completely nude in a pose that many people described as “distasteful,” “gross” and even “sick.”
Canadian photographer Julia Busato had her profile banned from Facebook because of a photography project she’s been running. Some Facebook users criticized her photos of naked women posing behind a mannequin, and reported her. As a result, Facebook banned her and she’s unable to access her personal profile and page.
19 year old Courtney Marie Mulkentine from Gympie, Queensland, posted photos of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend to Facebook and removed them after Mulkentine received a phone call from the victim, but by then it was too late.
After pleading guilty to “using an electronic carriage service to harass or offend”, the Australian teenager has been banned from using social media for six months, after the act of “revenge porn”, an increasingly common and worrying practice.
The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has launched an investigation after it was revealed that scandalous photos of a known glamour model were captured at Craigievar Castle in Scotland.
According to reports, the NTS is looking into legal action in regards to whether or not the photographers and model were given permission to shoot at the historic location.[Read More…]
Cooph and pro photographer, Greg Gorman, have teamed up to put together this collection of invaluable tips for nude photography (I guess some of them apply to other types of photography, too). To make the video clip, they set up in a 600-year old castle located in Austria, which makes for a pretty beautiful setting.
Take a look at the video, then scroll through some of the images Gorman captured during the shoot using the very tips he’s sharing.