Whether you are taking digital photos or filming your porn, you'll want to make
sure that your subject(s) look(s) their best. I recommend using soft lighting,
but not too dim or the quality will be grainy. The pros actually keep their
cameras a little out of focus because it reduces the fine detail captured and
makes their subjects look better - soft lighting can have a similar effect. You
can soften up the lighting in a naturally lit room by putting thin white paper
or a white shower curtain over the window and setting up a piece of white
Styrofoam opposite the window as a reflector.
Another good tip is to keep your "problem areas" covered. If you hate your
thighs, wear a skirt; if you hate your calves, keep them out of the shot; if
you hate your ass, film it in flattering ways or not at all. You can make your
ass look nicer on camera by bending over and sticking it out - that makes the
muscles look tighter and irons out dimples. Guys, you can make yourselves look
longer by giving your pubes a trim and shaving back any of the hair on your
They are your photos, so if you love how your penis looks from the side, film
it from the side; if you're proud of your breasts, make them a feature.
Remember, just because you're trying to take sexy pictures, it doesn't mean you
have to be fully naked, only show off the parts of your body that you like the
Now, think about what you want to do in the pictures/film. Do you want to be
taking your clothes off frame by frame? Do you want to be masturbating? Do you
want to be having sex with your partner or another consenting adult? Decide
what you want to show and how you want to show it. If you are feeling really
professional, you might even want to draw up a storyboard.
important to consider why you are filming or taking pictures of this. Are you
photographing your partner for your private collection? Photographing yourself
for a partner who is far away? Or is it for your amateur porn site that you
created to help pay for textbooks? You'll want to set up shots that will be
pleasing to your target audience; if it's photos for your partner, ask them to
tell you what they'd like to see or have them direct the shoot.
pick your venue. Public places might not be a good idea because you risk being
found and fined for public nudity; it might be hard to explain to the staff at
Dana Porter why you were naked in the stacks with your strap-on.
I recommend sticking to private places: your bedroom, your office, your lab.
Places where you are not going to be interrupted mid-shoot and where you can
feel free to do whatever you want.
If you don't have a tripod I recommend choosing a venue that has shelves or
other surfaces to put the camera on while you shoot. Set the camera on the
surface and check the display.
Make a note of what parts of the room are in the frame so that you can stay in
the shot. The beauty of digital technology is that you can even take a test
picture of yourself to help pick the right place to stand/sit/kneel/lay so that
you and/or your subject look best.
Try out some poses for the camera,
try things you've seen in porn and keep checking your pictures to make sure you
like what you're seeing. But, above all, have fun with it! You're now a super
sexy amateur porn star!!
If you are using a flash, don't put the camera below whatever you are shooting
unless you are shooting a close-up. If the flash is below the subject of the
shot, the whole upper half of your amateur porn star will be cast into very
Instead of saying "cheese" try saying "prune" to get a sexy pout going.
Need a "cum" shot? Try using egg whites as a substitute for the real thing.
It's easier to control exactly where it goes and you can get ridiculous
portions if you want.