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Welcome to PN. You have already loaded up 5 stunning ladies to your portfolio and Geri is yet another.

In asking for a critique, some camera/lens and exif data would have been helpful, nevertheless, on face value, may I comment thus -

In capturing a single subject, background is always important and the correct use of DoF will help isolate the subject. In natural lighting (daylight) it is advisable to find a darkish background that will not detract from the subject. The best time of day to shoot in natural lighting is in the early morning or late afternoon.

I'm not sure whether Geri is looking down the barrel of the lens or off a fraction (to our left) but either way, you would do well to focus on the eyes.... working towards some eye-highlights/sparkle.

You may also like to consider the slightest bit of rotation of her shoulder to remove the slim  white line of her bodice.

In my attachment, I have merely tried to remove some of the negative space around her and tone down the "brightness" of the background.

Hope the above helps.......... merely my observations. Others may agree, disagree or add to... we all learn from the experience of others.

Lovely girl.

Seasons Greetings



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The balance of light between the model and the background is my main comment, and Grayham said it so well that I'd be foolish to try to repeat it.

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Grayham & Stephen......Thank you vert much for the advice and I will certainly take note of it in the next shooting out there. Happy New Year! 

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