"How do you take portrait like you do?"
I remember asking this question to a few dozen photographers 3 years ago. Their 1 or 2 paragraph replies never satisfied me. I swore if the day came where people asked me that question I'd do whatever I can to answer them.
Unfortunately I can't point anyone towards a specific article or tutorial. There's no one trick or YouTube video that will answer your questions or help you create amazing portraits over night.
Over the past 6 months I've written at least a dozen viral articles. I haven't covered every area of portraiture yet but there's more then enough to get started on. Links to various portrait related articles are below. I recommend you create an Fstoppers account and follow me to get notifications weekly when I post articles.
The Secret to Sharp Images - http://tinyurl.com/ktqwmjm
Getting the Ultimate Bokeh - http://tinyurl.com/okz3ves
Communication: A vital Detail Often Ignored - http://tinyurl.com/ou53ar7
Eight Tips I wish I knew Early In My Career - http://tinyurl.com/qb2l88u
Makeup Tip I Wish Someone Had Told Me - http://tinyurl.com/krjvhbd