Portraiture is an area of photography that I struggle with. I'm never certain how to instruct the subject to stand, where to place their hands, how to turn their head, body and so on. I know that adding some off camera strobes would improve the shot but I would like to focus primarily on the stance of the subject and how I could have instructed them better.
I want to take my portraits from merely "nice" and bring them to "fantastic".
For this shot I used a Canon 40D with a 50mm f.18 lens set to f3.5 at 1/250 shutter ISO 100. Natural light only - Note: The sun had just gone behind a cloud.
Portraits and people