I am certainly not a swimsuit model photographer, but I did participate in a swimsuit photography workshop a few years back - when I was shooting film and before I was into digital imaging and Photoshop! Yes, it was that long ago. Since then, I have had the slides scanned.
Anyway, the most recent Swimsuit Issue of Sport Illustrated reminded me of the shoot. I like my shots, but I thought they could be improved with a little plug-in fun. So, I got to work.
I used Nik Software's Silver Efex Pro/Antique Plate on the top image.
I used the Magic Portrait Fix effect in onOne Software's PhotoTools on the bottom image.
If you wanna have some digital imaging fun this coming weekend, play with plug-ins. When you do, experiment with the sliders/buttons for one-of-a-kind effects.
In Photoshop, try fading a filter (Edit > Fade Filter). If you have Photoshop Elements and the effect is applied to a top layer, reduce the Opacity of that layer for variations of the effect.
You can get a discount on the plug-ins I use on my Save on Creative Plug-ins page.
Explore the light,