When Alyssa is modeling I tell her to make different emotions in her face so I don't have 100 pictures of her doing the same smile so every time I took her picture she would smile differently or she would change her position and I really like this picture because it's not like those awkward smiling pictures it's a little different. Also I used the gold side of the reflector to give her that golden look on her face. settings: f/4.5 1/320 sec. ISO-200
Alyssa and I went to this area around the science buildings where it had a lot of greenery and she just went to this wall and started posing. At first I didn't really like it because it seemed at bit awkward with her hand against the wall but I think it turned out nicely especially because I feel like the color of her sweater pops out. settings: f/5.6 1/100sec. ISO-400
I used the gold side of the reflector again for this picture and I just told Alyssa to change her smile to more of a serious look. this picture came out really since because of the coloring in the background.
This one is just your average smiling picture where Alyssa was sitting on a bench and awkwardly smiling. I like this picture because it's not too awkward and I like the little pop of green that's in the background. settings: f/5.6 1/500 sec. ISO-800
this topic taught me to watch out for distracting things in the background and also to watch my lighting in certain pictures. one tip I would recommend is try to get your model to make different faces or try to make them laugh because not only will you get a good picture of them laughing but then that can make them feel more comfortable in being in front of a camera.