One of my New Year's resolutions was to lurk less, post and comment more. Another was to get out and shoot instead of looking at others' photos or dreaming of what equipment to buy next. I think I'm most interested in portrait photography, mostly with artificial lighting. So after much practice on myself (which gets old after a while), I finally talked the wife into allowing me to take quite a few photos of her. This is probably the best (relative term) combination of lighting and expression. Funny how some photos looked good with regards to either lighting or pose/expression, but rarely both. I didn't really know how to pose her/compose. Not sure I like the hand cut off, but...I need to read up a bit more on portrait photography, and of course practice. I felt awkward instructing my wife with regards to poses, etc. I can't imagine being this green at photography and instructing a stranger. I did a decent amount of retouching. C&C would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!