As I have briefly mentioned in my http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/welcomes-introductions/154842-let-me-introduce-myself.htmlintroduction, I am trying to break into fashion photography. So far I have been running into the problem of my pictures turning out to look more like portraits than anything else. I have a feeling that this is due to my lack of direction towards the person I'm photographing. When they ask what I would like them to do, I have hard time coming up with anything and instead ask them to do what they feel comfortable doing. Here are few questions: 1) are there any books I should look into reading that may give me some insights on how to set up a set, directing the model, light, etc. 2) currently I am using 18-55mm kit lens, and try to stick to 50mm range...while using external flash mounted on the camera. I try to bounce the light off walls whenever I can so its not so direct. Given that I am on a very tight budged, what other gear should I look into to improve overall picture quality? Thank you in advance.