3 things that make for bad outdoor model photos:

1. Deep focus. A shallower focus helps distinguish between subject and surroundings.

2. Backlighting and/or flat lighting. Avoid the blown-out whites and too-dark darks. Better to under-expose and fix in post than to over-expose and lose a model's face in a blinding white void.

3. Framing. Besides subject, consider the role background plays in contributing to framing. Obey the rule of thirds until you learn how to break it properly.

Not to poop on anyone’s lunch, but these three things really jump out in terms of distinguishing between “artistic nude-in-nature” photography, vs. “Naturist photography.”

An eye for these artistic elements vs. merely documenting the fact of nudity in nature.

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