Wow, this is really well done. I like the colors on the shirt, they really blend with the picture, and they aren't too bright or too much, very simple and light colored so they aren't un-blending for this photo. I really like the facial expression, it goes well with this. I also LOVE the hair, very pretty and the colors in it are perfect. Now THIS is what I call artistic nude. I've seem people try, but this is truly what I'd call "Art."
I also really like the lighting, and the "no background" technique. Beautiful, just beautiful. Slender Lassie
A nicely conceived piece, but as ever there is room for improvement and progress.
3.5 stars for vision, because I think you have definitely presented a picture of beauty and of female radiance. But, I don't feel as connected to the subject as I could be, I don't feel like this piece communicates to me a profound or meaningful message; I feel like it is beauty for beauty's sake. Not that this is a bad thing at all, in fact it can be a very pleasant thing. Maybe something to consider with your next photographs.
3 stars for originality, tying into what I said about vision. This sort of photograph has been done many times before, however this isn't completely unoriginal - I haven't seen a nice, simple pose in artistic nude photography for a few days now. A lot of other photographers attempt very artistic poses, to varying degrees of success, but you have kept it nicely simple and it works.
Technique is 4.5 stars, your clearly know how to handle a camera and how to produce quality images. Focus is sharp and detailed, I especially like that you have left in a number of freckles/moles that other photographers may have omitted, this piece is to me a portrait of beauty in an honest form which a lot of viewers can appreciate. The only thing stopping this from being of professional quality for me was the lack of originality in posing, and the slight overexposure of the model's bum; it blends too much into the background, I think I would like to have seen it defined a little more.
4 stars for impact, because despite the points for improvement, you present the audience with a subject who is assured of the strength she has in front of a camera. Whilst her eyes portray confidence, her body language (the way she hugs her arms and closes off her chest from the viewer) suggests that there is more to her, that she can be timid or has some aspect of her personality that she is reluctant to show us, the audience.
But to finish, this is an immensely impressive photograph, one of my favourites that I've seen since I joined DA a few weeks ago. You are most definitely growing in your capabilities, keep it up
Awesome!!!! This girl looks so good, I fall in love with this Photograph You've done great work! Do you have more shots of this lovely model? or just give me her number I'm joking. I very enjoy viewing your work. I feel that you do the same, when you got a really good model as this one
By the way, I agree with critique by stay-sick about almost he/she said, especially about body language and about bum. therefore speaking about meaningful message- I think you've did well! the Photo tells me much more than the beauty for the beauty. no need background or other environment to get the meaning. The lady is too seductress itself, and the eyes will tell more about everything else. So, even this critique looks so detailed, I linked to give more fair votes to Slenderlassie as I think he/she more enjoyed your masterpiece neither stay-sick.
Finally, the shots done professionally, the model is awesome, the finish is great! I wish to see more such a great photographs! I even wish to see how you do the photographs on the stage, what atmosphere is ruling that place how the process goes and etc
Anyway, Thank you again for this you do, & best wishes!