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Baby Pictures

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BruceEvans, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. I've just been told by a non-photographer friend that it's now illegal to take the classic nude baby on a bearskin rug photos anymore in the U.S. because they're considered to be kiddie porn. Does anyone know if th is is true or if it's a problem?


  2. I don't believe it is illegal--it's just that many printers get over-jealous and report such pictures to the cops or child protection agency.
  3. DanWhite


    Jul 10, 2005
    Lansdale PA

    I hope not, because I have a whole slew of these

  4. Nchesher


    Jul 7, 2006
    I don't do necessarily baby butt on a bearskin rug but I do plenty of baby butt pictures for clients and have had no problem. That's just stupid.
  5. there's no way it's illegal
    that's the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard

    however... stripping down SOMEONE ELSE'S baby in the mall and shooting them on your "portable bearskin rug" remains illegal :frown:
  6. FotoPhocus


    Jun 15, 2008
    What's a guy like you to do on the weekends these days eh? :biggrin::tongue:
  7. ooooooooooooooooo
    i don't think this pediatrician ought to comment on THIS one.... :smile:
  8. Lordy, if they make that illegal there are a ton of photographers that are going to be in a heap of trouble. Not to mention a ton of ticked off parents. As the mom of an 11 month old, I am regularly asked by our "playdates" if I can do pictures of their babies.
  9. PeteZ28


    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    No, it's not illegal, as they are considered "artistic" and not lacivious (sp?) or sexual. The genetals are NOT the focal part of the image, nor are they in an enticing position.

    "Child Porn" is the latest wich hunt. How many stories do we need to hear about dad taking pictures of his OWN kids at the park and being verbally attacked by other parents or the police. It also unfairly targets adult men. It's always "dad" getting harrassed, never "mom". I'm against true child porn as much as anyone else. It's sick and it ruins kids lives, often well into their adulthood. But we've moved into a time where anyone who even smiles at a child in a store is a pedophile, and it's scary. Kids are going to grow up thinking adults are all mean, rude people.

    If these print shops are turning people in for "child porn" because mommy and daddy have pictures of little Joey in the bathtub at 6 months old, it's probably because they're jealous that little Joey has more going on than they do :tongue:
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