:mrgreen: I am building my portfolio so I am trying to get a lot of portraiture under my belt with my new setup. But here is my problem....they are 99% male. I guess I just feel a little awkward approaching a female and asking if they would be interested in doing some photos. I fear they are going to think I am hitting on them/flirting/being a perv. I could see if my name was well known, but I am nobody. So, any tips? Have a gal pal with me when we approach and do the shoot? Plus, I am very shy, something I REALLY have to get over. I've been single my whole life, so I just don't have any real 'human touch' experience which is a necessity in photography! Tips tips tips!