Vulpes Photography wrote:
Yes, they have been heavily post processed.. I wasn't trying to hide it, kind of the look I was going for.. The fact that you asked either means you're being nice or I didn't do a totally bad job..
On the first shot, I specifically gave her a tan, removed all facial spots, applied a lo pass blurring filter, and then a hi pass filter (replaces some skin texture).. I also slightly saturated and curved (photoshop curves) the nonskin areas (except eyes and lips).. I used curves on the lips (make them more red), and sharpened and lightened the eyes. I also sharpened the entire photo as well.
Too, too, too much post -you have changed a pretty model in a nice location to a half-melted barbie doll.
Ease up on the post - let the femininity of the model shine through.
Be careful of horizontals (e.g., horizon) or verticals (e.g., posts) running through a model's head - it adds a major distraction.