In all professional film-making, even traditional commercial porn, some effort is made with set design for where the action takes place.
If lovers are just filming themselves, what we see is not coming through that kind of filter.
Whilst we can now create our own aesthetic, in our own environments, it’s important to realise that the camera sees and hears more than you do.
So often potentially great amateur footage is ruined by distractions such as television or radio noises in the background, a messy bedroom, or other elements in the frame that draw your attention away from the subject.
Even the colour of the sheets can make a huge difference to the visual impact. Contrast of light skin against dark-coloured sheets, or dark skin against light-coloured sheets is particularly appealing and will make you stand out in the frame.
Sometimes it’s all in the details.