VICE Media makes a small commission on products linked in this article. Taking a good naked photo is harder than it looks, even if professionals Instagram influencers, sex workers, and Reddit models make it look easy. Grabbing your smartphone and pointing it at yourself isn't going to give you good results—you're going to need to buy some better stuff. I asked nude selfie experts for advice on how to strike the perfect naked pic, and their suggestions apply to anyone with a body and a desire to get flirty with their camera phone. A lot of the art of taking nudes is about the angles and experimenting with which angles are most flattering for your body. And if you do drop it, you'll want a screen protector. These little suction-cup shaped pieces of plastic stick to the back of your phone and help you keep a grip for taking photos.
How To Take Good Nudes
Avoid overhead light
Educating yourself on how to pose for a nude selfie can make a huge difference. More so than any phone app would ever do. Quick searches on Twitter for selfies results in more than million pictures.
Pose 2 – A Nude Selfie Using Two Hands
In many areas, I crave consistency. I like when the subway comes on time and how my hair will be reliably perfect on the third day since my last wash. Sometimes the lighting is dim or the camera lens on my phone is dirty. Other times, I can't convince my face and body to do something sexy at the same time. The result is always a weirdly cropped, uncomfortable-looking photo that I'd rather delete than send to anyone else.
As a professional photographer, I'm disappointed with the state of the selfie — sexy selfies in particular. Taking good nudes can be a beautiful way to connect with someone you love including yourself. But with the sheer amount of "leaked" celebrity photos on the Internet , I find it infuriating that we're raising the next generation to believe terribly composed iPhone photos are sexy just because you're naked. Not even a little. For goodness sake, nudes used to be an art form.