These are the statstics for this picture. This photograph was shot in RAW at ISO 3200, Focal length of 108mm, F/3.5 and at 1/10th of a second handheld. This is also heavily cropped by about 80%.
In post processing, using Lightroom 4, I did the standard things that you might do to a portrait. I decreased CLARITY quite a bit to soften the shot up. I then took the "Adjustment Brush" and re-clarified the hair, eyes and lips. I also pulled the exposure back by about 3/4 of a stop. I'll explain that later.
The situation..... Eva was working on paperwork on the livingroom floor. The only light was from overhead which had three 75watt full spectrum compact florencent blubs in it. The paperwork provided the reflected light back to her face.