We don't really have a "Yearbook" so I explain quickly. Every year, the seniors make their own newspaper at the end of the school year, shortly before graduation with pictures and jokes and so on. We don't have a pro photographer to take our pictures and since I'm passionate about photography and everyone knows it, it's my job now. I don't have a lot of experience with portraits and I don't know about the light exposure etc. We don't have studio lights either so it's just me with my Nikon D200 and maybe a separate flash in an ordinary building /outside. How do I take good portrait pictures? Maybe there are 2 or 3 people in one shot and I have to make them look good because everyone knows that I want to become a photographer and I don't want to humiliate myself. so: - How do I do it that people are not strangely exposed to light (one side shadow, the other not)? I know the basics but even if I try, there's always one side much darker than the other and I don't want that. - What perspective do I use? - And what background? Would you shoot in front of a blank wall or with flowers in the background? - If the newspaper is in black and white (not decided yet), should I take b/w pictures in the first place so the print comes out better? - what clothes should they wear? whatever they like or something black or white? I'm sorry, it's so much and I sound like I've never photographed before but everyone will see those pictures and I don't want to fail.