From Digital Photography School:
How do you take Portraits that have the ‘Wow’ factor?
Today and tomorrow I want to talk about taking Portraits that are a little out of the box. You see it’s all very well and good to have a portrait that follows all the rules - but it hit me as I was surfing on Flickr today that often the most striking portraits are those that break all the rules.
I want to look at some ways to break out of the mold and take striking portraits by breaking (or at least bending) the rules and adding a little randomness into your portrait photography.
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The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters
Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3
The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2