Hey, maybe thats not pro level but I like the light and how she is looking! I see too many people photographs around other forums with artificial, staged smiles. But not this image. It seems she is sceptical, hesistating, unsure about the situation. A honest expression, and I like that.
Glad you like it, especially as you have seen a lot but disappointed that you do not think it is up to a high standard. What do you feel is letting it down?
Nice shot. you asked what could you have done to make that particular shot better. I think your camera angle could come up a tad and the light on the key side could be a bit softer, your gradation on the background could also be a bit brighter.. maybe reversed coming from the top to the bottom. I also would like to see a bit more interesting body language in the shoulder neck etc. you could try and get your model a bit more animated. All the little things in the end make a big difference. you are on the right track.. keep up the gooood work. DAVID HOPTMAN...
Thank you David for your detailed and helpful comments. A honeycombe grid was used on the main light to concentrate the beam but clearly too harsh for your taste.