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One of my long term goals is for this sites’ art to be accessible for everyone to enjoy and for each to be able to view whenever they so choose. Many are long time donors to the arts (PBS, museums, art galleries, etc) while others may wish support us by collecting products so that this inspiring, moving, and compelling figure art can continue to be created.

Collecting Artistic Nudes Photography

There is a ever increasing demand for quality original art, yet the Internet remains a place, unlike a gallery or museums, full of an array of low quality and sub-standard prints sold for an outrageous sum.

While there are various online sites out there to sell an artist’s work, the collector has to take a leap of faith hoping that the print is worth the cost. The more people involved in the selling of an image means the imagery has to be sold at an much higher rate.

So here’s the plan. I will produce reproductions of some of the art on this site in larger quantities for the viewers to purchase. For example, collectible art postcards. They can be bought for several dollars which allows you to see, touch and feel the images you have viewed on this site.

Collecting Artistic Nudes Photography Why start with postcards? Well, I was listening to some guys talk about the baseball cards they had growing up. The spoke about if they had saved them how much they would be worth in today’s market.

Major League Baseball didn’t worry about creating limited edition trading cards back then. Their focus was to provide a way for millions of kids to be able to touch, feel and hold a bit of their idols in their hands.

Am I looking to sell millions of postcards of my art images? Sure why not. Does the name Thomas Kinkade ring a bell?

Starting in May, I will open the figureshooter.com online store so everyone that wish to can make a purchase or two. I’m developing contest also so that the person who buys the most each month will get a free prize and the year’s winner will get a grand prize (an iPad 2 maybe?).

Anyone have any thought or ideas, let me know in the comments.

–mackie–

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Erotic art image #21 in the Masters of the Tush series. The “Masters of the Tush” series features some of my most visually appealing figure photography of the female tush. Well, you know what I’m talking about.

-mackie-

Female Tush Series - #021

Female Tush Series - #021

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Question? “I still love film but it’s becoming impossible to find quality labs and services. Should I ditch film and sell my cameras?”

Film or digital art nude

Is it film or digital?


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(aF) Film is still alive and kicking. Digital is here forever also. I think slide film will completely disappear but print film mainly black and white will always have a viable market of users.

I personally still prefer the film look over digital. The various film emulsions made in the past gave a very distinct look and feel to an image. The high speed grain types still can’t be duplicated with a photoshop plugin.

A landscape or nature shot made on Kodachrome or Fujichrome is far superior to the oversaturated digital images I see today. I still enjoy looking at the covers of past issues of Outdoor Photographer. I can only imagine what an original cover print must have looked like.

I have began looking for high end scanners as labs began to discard their film developing services. I hope to, like many others, have the time and desire to develop and print my past film images in the future.

You may want to look into this also. Getting chemicals to develop film is a real pain now unless you live near a place that sells them. Shipping them cost extra since they are considered hazardous materials.

Best of luck and keep me updated on what you decided.

-mackie-

film or ditial art nude

Slide, print or digital?

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Jade Book

Hi all.

Thanks for all the question sent to ask Figureshooter in 2009. I have received many more and will be posting answers to them starting very soon in January.

I have several new shoots that I’m in the mist of completing along with new sessions coming up before the holidays. A few Q & A’s sent are:

How does one stay stimulated since it’s so hard to find talent?

How do you stay creative if you only have one model willing to pose?

How to deal with boredom and shooter’s block?

As you can see, there are a range of questions covering many subjects. Since there are really no one size fits all answers, each question will have to be thought out and maybe answered in multiple articles.

Either way, I’ll do my best to get each question answered.

So join the upcoming @Figureshooter newsletter to stay informed on all the new stuff coming.

Thanks for viewing and getting a friend to view the site (over 1000 and growing!).

-mackie-

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Title: 003| Nude in Tights Model: Dorthy
Camera: Nikon FE2 Lens: 55mm
Lighting: Monoblocs Exposure: 1/250@f11

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This Nude in Tights photograph was captured during a art nude test session. Some fashion nudes were created earlier and we began trying out various ideas before finishing up. I had used up all of my medium format film or I would have capture this image as a square with my Hasselblad.

-mackie-

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ss_je_a06ask Figureshooter is a Q and A section mainly about nude photography.

Question? “Which photo magazines are on the ask Figureshooter bookshelf?”

(aF) There are not many that interest me since 98% are scared to showcase nudes on a regular basis. Several have in the past but stopped when 1 or 2 subscribers threaten to cancel their subscriptions. Now, issues are filled with content that can be categorized as photoshop related, equipment testing / reviews or just plain paid advertisements for certain manufactors.

I tend to purchase many magazines at times but only because they have one or two section that interest me.

For example, the most recent issues I’ve picked up:

- Step Magazine: The Self-promotion issue
- How Design: The Business issue
- Create Magazine
- PDN
- Picture Magazine
- Rangefinder
- Studio Photography & Design
- Digital Photographer

This list does not include non-photo / design magazines. If there is interest in that list, I’ll see what’s coming in over the next month or so.

-mackie-

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ask Figureshooter is a Q and A section mainly about nude photography.

Question? “How do I create a body of work that can be used to showcase my photographic abilities and use for gallery shows?”

(aF) I have several long term series that I am currently working on. Some thought processes I used to find ones that would motivate me are as followed:

(a) Keep it simple. Most series / themes revolve around objects, people or things that can be accessed without great effort or major cost.

(b) Research and analyze your theme to determine if the interest could be globally, nationally or just limited to you;

(c) Locate and gather the things needed to do a shoot. Go ahead and do it;

(d) Review the images created to see if it’s what you were seeking. Get a second opinion if possible;

(e) Revise, rethink and remove any unneeded aspect of the process that slows down you doing shoots;

(f) Decide on a day and time you will do each session, write it down on a calendar and follow through.

Remember, you should find a theme / subject that you are interested in or better, extremely curious about.

-mackie-

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Figureshooter.com seeks Muses of various nationalities to help bring to life various projects. This was a recent session with model Scarlett of Atlanta. She maybe small in size but she can work that camera with the best of them. Enjoy!

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Height:¬† 5′ 0 ”
Weight:  118 lbs
Measurements:  32-28-34
Shoe size: 5
Hair color:  Black
Hair length:  Long
Eye color:  Brown
Ethnicity:  Caucasian
Skin color:  White

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Figureshooter.com seeks models to help bring to life various projects. Such project is the African-inspired nude series based on tribal cloths and beading. Sort of like National Geographic African imagery but with modern feel. Ok, I’ll come up with a much better description.

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Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 145 lbs
Measurements: 34-26-41
Shoe size: 9.5
Hair color: Black
Hair length: Shoulder Length
Eye color: Black
Ethnicity: Black
Skin color: Brown

Any thought?

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