Simplify. Back to basics. Classic. Timeless.
You see, the biggest criticism I find myself offering to students and friends of mine is to simplify an image. Most importantly, the background. People seem to enter this state of mind where they lock a camera lens down to 1.2 or 1.4 etc and shoot the model or subject anywhere and everywhere as long as the light looks great on them.
“Once the background is blurry it’s all gravy!”, well, I disagree, and I disagree strongly.