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Thank you, Charlie and Gary.
Dloseke, thanks for commenting. Yeah, I usually don't center the subject and have no excuse here . In the past, I have cropped MANY portraits square, like this one. My goal in portraiture is to try to 'know' the person through the eyes. I often intentionally crop off the top of the head, or side of the head (even the ear) in an attempt to sort of shock the viewer into looking at the eyes. This may not be successful, but that's been my reasoning.
JB, I do try to make the faces bright, and 'come forward'. I set a white point by using the info panel and getting the brightest (non-specular) highlights up to 230 - 240. I had not noticed the blocking up the hair. Thanks for pointing this out - I'll pay attention.