Isn't She Lovely?
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is another shot of cindy, this time i cropped part of her behind because for me perhaps it's awkward if i'll include some of her parts, because of her pose.|
Gaussian blur for blurring the BG, smart blur and surface blur to soften her skin, USM for sharpening her eyes,and some dodging and burning.
Hope you like this one.
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Gorgeous portrait of this sweet fine looking model and I do like the pose and POV. However whatever you said you cut out could,t have been that bad for sure...The skin colour rendered looks warm/amber and is this due to morning light or deliberate pp alteration/WB setting? Just curious. Nice work!
Issues of skin blur etc aside, which is a matter of choice of course, if you had moved further back and used a longer focal length to get this same shot, you wouldn't need to use gaussian blur for your background: the lens would do it for you. Of course, you might need a higher ISO and a slightly wider aperture.
Kudos to your model, she's beautiful and posed well for you. Lighting is nice here too.