I know there's a lot to read here, but please read it all if you intend to join this community and post in it. If you can't be arsed to read the rules, I can't be arsed to tell you why I deleted your post. If you're just lurking, never mind. Please ask before promoting another community or website here.
The basic idea of this community is for people to take self portraits or portraits of their loved ones in such a way as to re-create the look and feel of vintage, pre-1950's erotica. If you have questions as to how well your intended post would fit in here, go hang out in vintage_sex for a while; read back a few weeks. If it would fit in there, chances are pretty fair it would fit in here. If you’re still not sure, e-mail us and ask.
THIS IS AN ADULT, SEXUALLY ORIENTED COMMUNITY. IF YOU ARE NOT OF LEGAL AGE TO VIEW SEXUALLY EXPLICIT IMAGES IN YOUR LOCALITY, BUGGER OFF!
ALWAYS USE THE LJ-CUT TAG. If you don't know how to do that, go here.
Color photos are right out.
Must be original photos taken of or by the poster. Members who attempt to pass off actual vintage photos as their own will be subject to severe ridicule. Keep in mind a lot of us are serious collectors and somebodywill probably recognize just about any real vintage image you can come up with.
Should make a reasonable attempt to re-create a vintage, pre-1950’s look, i.e.: vintage style clothing and settings; no easily-recognized-as-modern clothing or items.
Post-production work (touch-up, sepia coloring, adding noise and scratches, vintage borders) in applications such as Photoshop are strongly encouraged but not required. Sepia toning is nice but black and white is perfectly acceptable. Keep in mind however, that it takes more than mere sepia coloring to make an image vintage looking. Setting, clothing, if any : ) , lighting, hairstyles, make-up; all contribute to the vintage look.
If you are using Photoshop 6.0 or later, you may find my Vintage Look Photoshop Actions to be helpful. Currently there is only one action in the set but it will be expanded soon. If you use Windows, unzip the file to here: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 6.0\Presets\Photoshop Actions\GS-VintageActions.atn. If you're on a Mac, it goes in pretty much the same place, except you don't have a C: drive.
Erotic content may be as graphic or non-graphic as you like, but do keep in mind that the theme of the community is erotic. Keep it sexy!
While the original and continuing idea for the community is for voluptuous, curvy women, this guideline will be considered flexible as well.
KEEP IT LEGAL We shouldn't have to say this, but being an erotic community, photos of underage children are not permissible, even if they were perfectly acceptable in bygone times.
Also, please don't snag this community's icon for your own use without permission of the person whose butt is in it. It confuses me when I see my wife's bottom on other people's posts.
Lastly, these guidelines will be enforced at the sole discretion and whims of the administrator, an enlightened despot.