Ok so I got a new 50mm 1.8 lens yesterday, primarily for me to do some portraits. This is pretty much my first go ever at portraits with a DSLR. This is a shot of my sister. I wanted to go for something really natural..she is looking at herself in the mirror. I desaturated it down to about -80% which I think is nicer than pure B&W because it keeps the photo looking a little warmer. I think the door frame on the right works well because it gives it an almost candid feel, making it appear more natural. With hindsight I think it should have possibly been taken the other side, regarding to the window behind her. THis second one was a little more contrived. She was just messing around whilst I took lots of photos. I like this one the best, becasuse the shallow DOF really highlights the eyes. This one is pure B&W. I'm loving the 50mm lens...for the price it is so good. I love the shallow DOF you can get. Comments & constructive criticism very welcome as always.