I've been lassoing my friends into sitting for me so I can practice different looks. I am lucky to have such good friends.Any advice is welcome. Thanks for looking! Jason #1 Window lit with nice chewy late afternoon sun. I inadvertently left the ex comp at -1 so I corrected in ACR, and I warmed the temp up a bit. Other than that, the only post work is a little crop, some mild sharpening, and I cloned a paint stain out of the shirt. This is a very good friend of mine and he has a very animated face. I'd bet he even smiles in his sleep. I like this shot because it is a brief moment of tranquility. #2 This is another close friend. I have a snooted SB800 high and camera right. I cloned out a bit of clutter in the bottom right edge and a glare on his belt. Other than that, I think this was a "straight print" He is one of the friendliest people that I know, and I think it comes across in the shot. We were also both soused at the time. #3 This is a co-worker that I am friends with. I used an SB800 bounced off the ceiling. The background is just normal textured drywall. I was going for a less dramatic look, focusing on Trying to get good exposure. #4 Window lit at a diner. This one had some cropping, I cloned out some lights in the background, and used a high pass filter to give him a "weathered" look. It's probably a bit heavy-handed, but I went with it. This is another buddy of mine. He kind of looks a bit grumpy, but is one of the nicest guys I know.