Portrait photography is a challenging genre that requires you to not only be deft and confident with your camera and post-processing, but also able to make the subject comfortable in front of your lens. If you would like to improve your portrait photography, check out this awesome video tutorial that will give you a wide variety of helpful tips to get you on the right track.
Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this great video tutorial will show you some useful tips to improve your portrait photography. Of the points, I think the most salient is the importance of being an effective communicator. A lot of the best portrait photographers will tell you that their job is less photography and more psychology. Most subjects will not feel particularly comfortable in front of the camera, and if you are spending the majority of the shoot fiddling with settings and the like, you might not get the results you and your client are after. This is part of the reason it is so important to know your gear like the back of your hand, so you can devote the majority of your attention to interacting with your subject and making them enjoy the experience. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Trotti.