About the Terminology

We’re so glad you’ve taken a moment to understand the terminology we use here on the Audacieux Photographics website.  We’ve found that some clients are intimidated and perhaps embarrassed by some of the terms they find here: nude, bodyscape, erotic, etc.  We hope, with a review of these words and what they mean, that we’ll put your mind at ease on the type of work we do and what sorts of shots your session will contain.  If you have questions on any of these, or perhaps suggestions on terms to add, please be sure to email us at sales@audacieuxphotographics.com!

Boudoir – French for “bedroom” or “private room”, boudoir is a term that, at least in the photography sense, is used to suggest photography of a subject in attire that is commonly associated with the bedroom.   This might include lingerie, undergarments, or even normal attire in partial stages of undress.  In this type of work, any nudity is generally implied rather than explicit.  This is the most common type of work we do for our clients.

Implied Nudity – Implied nudity is used to describe an image that suggests that the subject is nude, but does not reveal that explicitly.  In images of this type, the subject’s more private parts are concealed, either by strategic positioning of props, fabric, shadow, or other objects.  The subject may or may not actually be nude, but in the image, no hint of attire is included so as to give the impression of nudity even though it’s not proven.  Images taken in this fashion are useful for evoking the seductive feel that nudity creates without being as revealing as a true nude image would be.

Nude  – The partial or complete lack of attire allowing partial or full view of the subject’s more private areas.  Nude images may include props, fabrics or even some attire, but such additions do not generally obscure the fact that the subject is nude.  Nude images are often characterized by adjectives such as “figure”, calling attention to the beauty of the human body itself, and “erotic”, implying a more sexual nature to the image.

Bodyscape – The human body is beautiful in all it’s forms, and is regularly compared and contrasted to the beauty of landscapes.   A bodyscape is a type of image we use to convey the “landscape” of the body.  These images are often anonymous, meaning they generally lack identifying components such as a face.  Bodyscapes can be boudoir, nude, or erotic, depending on what attire, if any, is present, and if a sexual suggestion is present.

Erotic – An erotic image is one that conveys a sexual component or inspires a sexual response.  While it is often an intimidating word for those not used to using it, it simply means that which arouses a sexual desire.  Erotic is also a very subjective word.  At Audacieux Photographics, we’ve shot many images for many clients.  Some, are intended to show the beauty of the human form, others are intended to induce a sexual response, and in all cases, the question of meeting our goal can only be answered by those viewing the results.  Artistic images can be perceived by some to be erotic, and those intended to be erotic can fall short of that implication.   Erotic images can also be boudoir, nude or even clothed.  They are simply intended to call attention to the sexuality of the subject or subjects.

Was this summary helpful for you?  Please be sure to let us know of any additions we should make at sales@audacieuxphotographics.com

Ordering Information

We’re glad that you’re interested in ordering images we’ve taken of you. We are working hard on rolling out electronic ordering through our website, and hope to have that completed very soon. In the mean time, we are happy to process your order manually, and we can provide you with an “electronic” invoice which you can then still pay securely online with a credit card, debit card or paypal account. Your financial details are handled by our payment processor Paypal and are kept secure. We receive notification that your transaction has completed.

We offer many products and services. To place an order, please make note of the image numbers in your gallery and send us an email with the numbers and the products you are interested in.   Pricing for our products is below. Please remember that this is only a partial list. If you’re interested in something you don’t see, please ask. Chances are we can get it for you if it isn’t already in our complete listing.

Thanks again for your interest!  You can reach us at sales@audacieuxphotographics.com

Digital Images:
Individual small files: $5 – suitable for facebook, SZC and other online profiles. Suitable for printing to 4×6 size
Individual full size files: $20 – full size image suitable for any use including printing to poster size.

Digital files are available by email and on disk.  Quantity discounts are available if you’re interested in more than a few images.

Prints:
4×6 – $6
5×7 – $8
8×10 – $16
Larger sizes available. Small size digital file included with print purchase free if requested.

Shipping

A flat $5 shipping and handling charge applies to prints and other non-electronic products.

Editing

Simple editing such as adjusting brightness or crop is included at no charge if requested.  Complicated editing,  is available at an additional charge.

Image Features

Audacieux Photographics is always interested in using images we’ve captured  so we can show off our work.  If you’d consider allowing us to feature your image or images this way, please let us know.

Don’t forget:  we can be reached at sales@audacieuxphotographics.com !