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Old 06-11-2006, 04:55 PM
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Red face Appropriatness of image for critiques

Question: is it inappropriate to ask for a critique of a gal that is topless? I thought I would ask, as I don't want to offend anyone. My mom wasn't offended, but you never know. I wouldn't post it here just put a link to the image. I am mainly interested in finding if breast placement is correct.
I guess I really need a moderator to reply.
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Old 06-11-2006, 05:44 PM
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Maybe, as the newbie Mod, I am not fully qualified to reply about site policy - but a link and a warning seems perfectly reasonable to me.

I'm sure that the image is not....er....distasteful, now that would be a no - no.

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Old 06-11-2006, 07:47 PM
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Let's keep it PG or G (even links) please.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:38 PM
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I'm glad the moderate wants G or PG only images. That is the main reason I come to this site, there hasn't been anything I wouldn't want my kids to see.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:52 PM
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No problem, I understand and appreciate the opportunity to be part of this great group!
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Let's keep it PG or G (even links) please.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:44 PM
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While the PG aspect is a valid concern, it is an interesting topic in terms of retouch/manipulation. We are so acutely aware of the condition of the human body (skin tone, shape, joint movement, etc) that making changes to a (semi) nude figure presents unique challenges.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:46 AM
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OK, it's good to know that American mores apply here. It's also good to know that Americans represent only 5% of the world's population. I.o.w. the mores of 5% are forced upon 95%.
How democratic is that?

Just to keep things in the proper perspective!
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Old 06-12-2006, 09:37 AM
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Just to keep things in the proper perspective!
1) I don't have exact numbers, but I would reckon that well over 50% of the folks on this site are indeed American.

2) Using the American rating system is just shorthand to avoid a lot of explaining. I didn't know the letter system, but a quick Google resolved that.

3) Nobody is forcing anything here. Just setting out some ground rules for peaceful co-existence to enable the discussions to centre on the subject of retouching.

I think, in this case, it would be wise to reconsider your perspective.

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Old 06-12-2006, 10:07 AM
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Just a thought!
I'm a member of another photography forum that is 99% PG rated, but they have a members only area where links to nude/topless/anything not PG can be posted. It's all done in good taste and in no way porn etc, and this seems to work well on this forum http://photography-on-the.net/forum/
Forum can be viewed by members only, but you must have 500 posts and be a member for at least 3 months before you can post in that glamour/nude forum.

Might be something that could be considered, seen as quite a bit of retouching does involve some partially nude photos
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Old 06-12-2006, 10:13 AM
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Question: is it inappropriate to ask for a critique of a gal that is topless? I thought I would ask, as I don't want to offend anyone. My mom wasn't offended, but you never know. I wouldn't post it here just put a link to the image. I am mainly interested in finding if breast placement is correct.
I guess I really need a moderator to reply.
Thanks,
Nancy
i think that keeping everything G/PG is a little overreacting. Personally I havnt seen much emphasis at all here on the topic of retouching the body as opposed to the face, and I think it would be a chance to delve deeper into the whole spectrum of retouching. After all retouching does include photographs of all nature.

I actually tried to slim down and touch up a photo that might be above a pg rating, and it ended in disaster, it would be nice if people could get over inmaturities(and yes I really do believe the whole keep it PG thing is an inmaturity, no matter what your age) and be able to critique a wider range of photographs, so we could all have the chance to learn more.

After all, I'm sure that's why most people participate here.

Jayce
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