Flat photo

This is another image from our mountain shoot in New Mexico. I was trying to use some very basic rules of composition, which I did not have a very good understanding of yet. I tried to fill the frame but did not capture what I was expecting. This photo features descent side lighting and the parallel flow of Shannon’s arms and the nearby foothills works very well. The most notable part of the photo is the contrast of texture. The smooth lines of the model to the rugged surrounds really make her figure pop to the viewer’s eye. There are a lot of potential fixes to this image. The easiest and most notable would have been to have the model twist toward the light source while bending down a bit more. This would have placed a triangle of light on her breast and a little patch of light on her right butt cheek giving a little more depth and eye appeal to the photo.