While retouching this simple black and white image of Tiffany, I remember reading one of Frank Doorhof's recent posts on Google+. Frank talked about the importance of concepts and story. From his post: "At that point lighting is still important of course but it's more of a supporting roll. I start my book Mastering the Modelshoot with the saying If you shoot a model in jeans and tank top, you'd better be a lighting wizard because there is nothing else going on." Here is the image that made me think of Frank's comment:
In this example, the lighting is decidedly not dramatic, and Tiffany is in jeans and a tank top. While I agree with Frank, I think there are times when only simple lighting, a simple pose, and simple clothing can make for a nice glamour portrait. There is no story, nor concept - only a straightforward portrait that is about the model's beauty - and nothing else. While this image won't win any awards, not every image has to be amazing - at least in my humble opinion.