Composition: Formal portrait

Challenge #9 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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A portrait is an image of a person's face that clearly displays their likeness and may often display some aspect of their personality. A formal portrait is not a snapshot but a carefully arranged pose under effective lighting conditions. For this challenge, submit your best formal portrait of a single person looking at the camera. (Note Additional rules!)
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Jolin at Studio
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Taken in a studio. My first try with studio lighting.
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Submitted: Saturday, 19th September, 2009 15:44 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 7th June, 2009
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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