Hi everyone out there, just shot these yesterday, and was hoping to get some feedback on them. All images are unedited-so keep that in mind. I'm up for any suggestions you can give. They will all be much appreciated.
Also, it was getting close to 7pm and was about to rain, so the light wasn't as strong
If they are raw files, they can be rescued. The question is, do you have raws and are they Nikon? In Nikon View NX you can considerably sharpen. Canon has software where you can do the same thing. In photoshop, you can brighten the eyes. I quite like the potential of the first image where she is clothed. But also a nude in a waterfall is not a bad thing to have in the portfolio and so you may wish to inquire of retouchers. I am not a retoucher but retouching is on my mind, I have a horde to do for some one. You should be able to find someone good close if you can't figure out how to retouch them successfully. .
Sorry but I would have to concur with the consensus here, they are all just crappy snapshots. Waste of a good location and the models time.
Kierran5 wrote: Also, it was getting close to 7pm and was about to rain, so the light wasn't as strong
Have to agree with Images by MR on this, just a bad excuse because that means you had even lighting as your main lighting source, which could of easily been supplemented by you using speedlights, strobes, reflectors, etc.
Learn about lighting, bring an assistant who will be able to help with reflectors / speedlight and accessories.
Then, pay a very experienced model and ask her to help you understand the basics of posing, as the photographer is ultimately responsible for what the model does and decide if/when he wants to click that button.
Don't let it bring you down, you learn much faster from your mistakes than from what you've done right. As my e-mail signature goes: "Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment." Unknown source