Everything about portrait photography feels awkward to me, so thankfully Andrew was a good sport about helping me practice for my class assignment this week. And since I feel out of my element on portraits, it was nice to fall back on the rule of thirds to help with posing.
This was a true team effort, because I don't have light stands, so I had to hand hold my light and reflector and let Andrew click the shutter release remote once we got everything in order. I learned different kinds of studio lighting in class this week so I tried to replicate each one, with varying degrees of success. The only one that was a total fail was split lighting. I've done it before and remembered it being fairly easy, but this time I couldn't get it right for the life of me.
And don't let his serious appearance fool you. He was making all kinds of silly faces at me. :)