This is a young Uzbek girl who is part of a dance group that performed for my photo tour. After the performance, we took individual portraits. I chose as the location an open doorway with a dark background so nothing would be distracting to the subjects. I realized that even though this girl was only 12 years old, imperfections in her adolescent skin had been camouflaged by makeup. From a distance, they weren't discernible, but the camera showed the undesirable blemishes clearly. Therefore, I used the software program Portrait Professional to smooth her skin to perfection. I used a 24-105mm lens for the shot, and my settings were 1/400, f/5.6, and 800 ISO.