Originally Posted by Witek
Shot during recent Rolando's workshop in Maui.<br><br>
Two things Witek, and keep in mind that I am a jealous hack who would have killed to be in Maui...
The balance in the first image feels odd to me. The left side has this great lush, natural vegetation that would have really highlighted the beautiful lighting that you put on Kat. And the view of the misty mountains on the right are magnificent, but they seem to get lost since she is the main focus on that side. Hindsight (and armchair quarterbacking) is always so much easier, but I would have liked to see the result if you sat her up facing left to right, sort of glancing back to the mountains in the distance.
Second, have you tried to edit at all using Photoshop. I SUCK at PS, but a little bit of selective edit would help. In picture #2 there is a shadow or crease in Kat's skin near the curve of her bottom (is that the appropriate technical term?) that detracts a bit. I know that Kat is a very fit and trim young woman, and I suspect that it was just a shadow or the product of the way that she was posed. Even so, a touch of PS would help.
All that said, I very much like the lighting. It's very vibrant, but without looking overdone or and wash outs. Nice work.