This coming saturday i am doing my very first photoshoot a friend has agreed to "pose" for me throughout the day so i can A work on my portraiture composition and B obtain some decent shots for inclusion into my portfolio . im using natural light and praying for an overcast day . .im shooting RAW and using a reflector . . ive spent all day today scouring the web for help and images to get me started im taking a few magazines along so i can at least show her what kind of shots would be good . has anyone got any suggestions on how to make this go really smoothly as i have at least 3 more similar shoots lined up . i really want to improve my portraits and im all geared up and ready to go im just wary of messing it up and blowing it . . what are the rules . are there any guidelines to follow ?
Im using my Canon 600 D with a Tamron 17/50 a Canon 55/250 telephoto and my F1/8 Canon 50mm Prime Lens im primarily using the magazine workshops as a guide and i have a couple of books to use as a reference do you think i have it covered or is there any advice that i could benefit from at this stage . . all replies gratefully acknowledged thanks