Image #3 is hands down the best of the series. By the subtle shift of head tilt, she now has a more dramatic look and draws you in with the eyes. The others seem somewhat boring compared to this frame. Great job
Yes, agreed, I can only imagine how incredible it could have been as a "tall"...without all that unused white space pulling the eyes away from her, in all her glory. I like the lighting on the leather jacket on the left side of the frame, but her hair could benefit from some lightening on the right hand side...the hair just sort of merges into a jumble of blackness, with no real hair detail showing.
Oh...My...Goodness!!! BAM! 50% more impact! I took your second frame and looked at it cropped more to a square-ish aspect ratio, but lightened the skin tones a bit, and dodged the hair on the right hand side, to be able to see more of those gorgeous raven locks. I think in all your originals that the hair is just a bit too dark, on both the main light side and on the shadowed side.
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I am not a very skilled retouching artist, but I think if there were one thing that would elevate this shot to the next higher level via retouching, it would be to clone in a little broader lower lip highlight on the left side of her lip, so the highlight is more equal across the lower lip.