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I really love vintage Hollywood glamour shots and decided to try taking some myself. I shot these images of model/actress Joan Urchin, who's a friend of mine. I'm sure there's more I need to learn to fine tune the look, but I thought these were a good starting point.

Camera used was a Nikon D750 with a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 lens set at 130mm and f/4.5. ISO was set at 500, and the shutter speed was 1/200 sec. Lighting came from a Nikon SB-800 speedlight connected to a NiceFoto Fresnel Lens modifier I bought on Amazon. Rim light was created with a simple LED makeup light.

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too much light on her face

Might just be your monitor, because the histogram shows the whites aren't blown out.

Or, (most likely) it could just be you're feeling vindictive because I critiqued your photo in the last contest.

Either way, it's childish and shows how fragile your ego is. You don't want to improve your skills as a photographer; you just want false praise and platitudes. Look up the Dunning-Kruger Effect. It explains your reactions a lot.