The original (below) violates lots of rules of good photos, not the least of which is the brightness of objects that are NOT the subject drawing the eye away from the subject. At least I remembered to take off the modesty sea shells. With this composition and pose, though, it is hard to see she's even a mermaid at all.
|The un-edited image from my first series of pix of the day.|
Lastly, the avatar is orange but the lighting in no way compliments her. Unless there is a means by which to show that is really her skin color folks might think that the lighting is just bad. All-in-all, a failed effort, I think, but at least I've learned from it. Maybe.
So after a nice supper, a bit more rest, and a tall glass of Mt. Dew (the Caffeine of Champions) I popped back in-world and made a custom face light set, scouted a better location at the same place, worked on the poses, and snapped another dozen shots. Turns out the first one was the best.
|The first raw image of the second series.|
|The final edited shot and one I'm happy with showing.|