Shifting Colors wrote:
I'm not trying to be rude, but this photo has a lot of problems in my humble opinion. Here's a quick list:
1. The lighting was awful. I'm guessing this photo was taken in the middle of the day and you didn't properly use any fill flash or reflector. The model has no noticeable catch lights in her eyes. The skin tone was noticeably darker on her thighs, as opposed to her arms and shoulders. Her chin threw a harsh shadow on her neck and her hair threw a harsh shadow on her temples. There were blown highlights throughout her exposed skin.
2. The background was a really poor choice. The window framing is a distraction, and the stuff behind the glass doesn't belong anywhere in this photo. The glass also provided no reflection from the rear, so the overall image appears flat.
3. The model's fingernails look weird. It looks like a coat of red was either painted or photoshopped over a coat of blue, and it's not a flattering detail. The bikini strap tan lines are too faint to look sexy. I would either emphasize them or eliminate them in post processing. The image doesn't show much detail or contrast in her beautiful hair.
On a positive note, you portfolio has some nice photos in it. In my humble opinion, this image takes away from an otherwise pleasant body of work.
Those are just my two cents. Your mileage may vary.
haha oh you...