Originally Posted by nickv7
Am interested to learn/find out how would you go about to get your image to look like ( or close to resembling) the following image/images by the following photographer.
first thing you do is get a model who is as gorgeous as the model depicted. plus, either she or someone knows what they're doing with hair and make-up. Plus the model really knows how to "sell" the goods. Plus she's nicely greased up to reflect light off her skin.
next, you pay attention to how you orient her to the sun so she pops from the BG and then you add artificial light to fill the front set to slightly overexpose the face. The added light can be gelled to warm and/or a warming reflector can be used to bounce golden light in. YOu also expose (and use glass) to reduce the DOF... that also makes the model pop.
in post, you fix the skin without going overboard and you warm the warm tones and you certainly saturate some colors including the blue channel to "blue" the water and sky which makes the warm skin tones seem even warmer.