I had a photoshoot of sorts this morning, with a friend's friend. She's seen pictures I've made of others folks (and pets) and asked if I could make a few portraits. She's a pretty 30ish lady, who's put on a little weight recently, but an overall very attractive young woman. I brought the NEX 6, Rokkor 50/1.4 MC, FL 55/1.2, PEN 38/1.8, and my new (quirky and capricious) Oly FL-36 flash. Arrived at the shoot, I realized I had packed the FL... Without the NEX adapter. Dang. I ended up doing the whole shoot with the Rookor, stopped down to F2 and 2.8 (mostly the latter). I used window light exclusively, I wanted gentle light on her face and that didn't call for flash. I used ISO 400 the whole time and shutter as low as 1/40th. Maybe the slow shutter was the reason I seemed not to get optimal sharpness. I will post photos later tonight, but wanted to ask for some feedback and opinions from you guys already. How do you go about your portrait shoots ? Do you give a lot of direction ? My approach is very little directing and posing, but a lot of small talk. It worked well for me so far, but this particular subject seemed to be a little disoriented by the lack of direction.