I am a photo hobbyist, mainly into portraiture. Not surprisingly, I love the varying creamy bokeh effects that isolate my subjects from the background. I would like to share some of my images for your viewing pleasure. The experience and thoughts I share here are of my own subjective opinion only. I do TFCD and Paid photoshoots. All photos are copyright of the photographer, and may not be used without written permission.
Excerpts from "Nikkormat Photography Guide: Portraits"
Portraiture is not easy. It tests not only your photographic technique and creative, interpretative talents but also your ability to handle people. But like genuine works of art, good portraits never tire the viewer.
As most people have camera fright and will stiffen or assume unnatural poses when the camera is brought very close to them, especially indoors, put them at ease. Gain their confidence and talk to them as you suggest different poses or expressions or readjust the photographic equipment.
Since the eyes and mouth are great revealers of character, concentrate on them. The hands, too, are often expressive of personality. And when the subject is both mentally and physically at ease and you think you've got the right mood and emotion typical of the subject, shoot.