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Honestly, I have to be incredibly picky to have any "critique" on this particular image. This is one of the most spectacular portraits I've ever seen. The model is lovely, the lighting is excellent, and the way the hair frames the face is perfect. I guess if I had to critique anything, I'd say that the cropping is a little low for me. I like to crop to include the full hairline on shots like this, but obviously that's a personal preference. The only other thing I might say would be that, because of the interesting expression on the model's face (love it!), I'd like more context for the shot. I'm not sure what the context would be, but any hints about why she is making this particular facial expression would be nice. Like I said though, that's me being extraordinarily picky. Overall, I can't say there's anything to really complain about here, at least to my taste. Fantastic shooting!
Thanks. I kinda agree with boths. The cropping is a bit light on top and she could have been holding something little in front. Even better — a colibri could have been hovering on her lip level But most of my shots are still too random )
Lighting creates interesting textures and there's a good balance in the composition between dark and light areas. Very pleasing to the eye. Care should be taken with B&W images to make sure that the skin texture doesn't turn into an 'orange peel' look -- there are portions of the models skin that almost has that character -- a tiny bit of softening (probably applied with the Photoshop blur brush to the forehead, cheek, and chin at the transition from dark to light where the 'orange peel' look is most prevalent) would keep this from looking like a study of a "skin condition" rather than an attractive model. Blur tool would have to be handled with a very light touch to avoid over-blurring (then the model would have a fake/plastic look).
All in all, this is a very good image with only the slightest hint of the described problem. Most viewers might not notice it ...