Headshot of my mom

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  1. Luna

    Luna TPF Noob!

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    not bad for your first attempt!

    For some reason her neck/collar is much lighter than her face which is a bit distracting for a headshot. You could try cropping the bottom a bit higher which might help.
    Lastly I would use PS and do a quick touchup on her neck and tone down the wrinkles maybe 65%
    All in all I think you did a really nice job with this!
     
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    A nice image, my suggestion would be either a diffuse light above and to her right (Frame left) or a reflector to even out the exposure of her face a little more. I think as well, a different colour shirt, something a little lighter would help, and lastly, DoF; you've got too much of it. Smooth out the wrinkles in your background, and open your apeture up (or use a telephoto and move further from the subject) so that you don't have the somewhat distracting horizontal lines behind her. Hope that helps.
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    why would you remove the photo?
     

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