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#1 lolkitteh

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    Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:22 AM

    I am going to be getting my BD pics on a DVD instead of in a book (FH is a computer geek and would want to keep these on his iPhone), and I'll own the copyright to it.

    I was also planning to make my own photobook with one of the better online publishers such as Mpix, Picaboo, MyPublisher, or Blurb, etc. However, I do plan on having a few, urr...topless photos of myself (FH loves that part of my body). They will be tasteful and "arty" pics, not trashy ones, ala Juggs or anything, LOL.

    I don't mind if the people who work at the publishers see them, but I do wonder if there are any restrictions on what kind of pictures they will publish. IE, whether they might refuse to publish BD or topless photos. None of them have any info on their websites that I could find. Anyone out there have any experience with this?

    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:42 AM

    wow really good Q, i plan on doing the same thing eventually as well....

    #3 JUSTUSTWO

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      Posted 19 March 2009 - 09:58 AM

      I'm not sure about the other sites but I've used Mypublisher to make my wedding albums & they now have a toll free customer support #.
      I would call & ask them their policy.

      I have also found that they are very quick to respond to emails so you can also contact their customer support dept that way.

      This would really be good info to know.

      #4 lolkitteh

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        Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:50 AM

        Well, I contacted Mpix, MyPublisher and Picaboo, and they all have similar policies. All 3 will print "Boudoir" -type photos if they are tastefully done.

        MPix also emailed me with their specific policy - my feeling is that all of these online places will have similar policies, that is, Boudoir photography that is tastefully done (not suggestive or explicit) should print just fine.


        MPix Adult Content Policy:
        "Unfortunately, what is objectionable to some is simply artistic expression to others - the distinction is not always clear. Mpix.com is a family run business and most of our work consists of weddings, portraits, and events. However, we receive significant numbers of tastefully done nudes and boudoir orders for printing and certainly have no objection to printing and delivering these. "

        #5 DallasAshli

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          Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:08 PM

          I have researched this and there is a policy, although some are vague, on each website. I know Blurbs says "no pornography" but nothing more specific.

          I agree with lolkitteh that artsy, tastefully done pics where you can tell they are professional will be fine. :)

          #6 Andi

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            Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:21 PM

            thanks for the info!
            I was wondering the same thing as am I working on my mypublisher BPic book now! no pics are nude but some give the idea that there are no clothes...you know what i mean?

            either way thanks for the info!

            #7 Amarillis

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              Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

              I think if the pics are tasteful and artsy... you should'nt worry about it... it isn't like you are doing HUSTLER type and "down there" raunchy type nudes... I used Shutterfly and mine came in fine!

              #8 DallasAshli

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                Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:17 PM

                Oh - I should have mentioned that I used Blurb (who uses an outside publisher btw) and it was fine!

                #9 lolkitteh

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                  Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

                  Just a little update here - I made a little DIY book (FI is getting two - a DIY BD book and one from a Pro) with Mpix.com, and it included a couple of shots where I am clearly unclothed (but tasteful). No problems with the printing.

                  Based on this, I am guessing that 99.9% of BD photography is not going to be an issue with DIY books with online vendors.

                  #10 lil_miss_frogg

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                    Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:01 PM

                    Well that was fast! Seems like just the other day...oh wait....it was just the other day...you started this thread. I am so glad everything worked out for you! I'm sure FI will adore your non raunchy pictures...lol!
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