Well I can say I have a newfound respect for portrait photographers! My sister let me practice with her today but i'm not satisfied with the results. My biggest challenge was getting any kind of a non depressed expression. Saying something funny/stupid seemed to be my only saving grace, then nail the shutter. She also didn't really want to be out there and complained about being cold, I think that could be some of my problem too. She also doesnt like to smile. My second problem was the lighting I think. I shot in the shade for most of these because the sun was kind of harsh (2:00 pm) The first one was in the sun (behind me ) and I used a tripod, remote and used a makeshift reflector to my left. I have a 32" photoflex on the way but it was backordered. Poses seemed to be harder than they should be, I only have a few trees around the house, and lots of open grass and a field. Once the reflector comes in and she's more in the mood (and fixes her hair!) I will find some better spots. so here they are, out of about 60 shots there where 5 or 6. please keep in mind you won't hurt my feelings, I just need to know what to fix #1 #2 #3 #4 #1 I know needs some light in the shadows on her eye, I almost needed a relfector on my right too.