We now have a new Gallery Folder!
Well, actually we've split one gallery into 2, but it feels new! lol...
both galleries are carefully defined below:
The old Gallery remains mostly the same and it's called "Close Ups and Portraitures"
By definition this gallery contains pin up portraitures only - attractive character portraitures that ideally convey sensuality, playfulness and personality. The emphasis is on the face and the beauty, attractiveness and sex appeal that it can convey. The "close ups" part of the title can mean a slightly wider inclusion of the bust and torso - but make no mistake - the emphasis is as a portraiture. Images that include the whole body should *not* be placed in this gallery. Also strongly discouraged are characters that are deadpan or expressionless.
Here are some good examples of pin up portraits:
Godin's Dinja [link]
Blonde, and Loving it [link]
Salute 2 [link]
The new gallery is called "Bodyscapes"
These are also pin up images that generally focus on showing only a portion of a pinup character's body (it could be legs, buttocks, breasts, torso etc). Posing is very important and how the body is framed by the camera. The idea of a bodyscape is the "body form" to be artistically recognizable and attractive (you know that it's a female body for example, and not the elbow of a grandfather). The character's personality *is not* the focus, instead it is an artistic expression of the pin up model's body in pose.
To be effective, dramatic lighting is very important and the framing by the camera. Most usually a bodyscape does not include the character's face since facial expression is not necessary.
This is *not* a regular pin up. If the image shows the whole body, including facial personality - then the image more likely belongs in the Miscellaneous Gallery and not in Bodyscapes. Rather, bodyscapes is a celebration of the human form posed as art. As an illustration of what can go in Bodyscapes, here are several examples:
Symphony Of Shadows II [link]
Now bodyscapes may occasionally include the whole body. But again, the face is almost always de-emphasized or hidden completely.
Here are some more examples:
Sirena 001 - Reality2 Luxrender [link]
Madame reve [link]
Bodyscape ~ Skinscape [link]
Hopefully the explanation helps.