Lighting makes a photograph. A good photograph is all about lighting. I much prefer to use available light to get what I want. Here, the model is backlit with afternoon sunlight, but she is standing on a concrete sidewalk which reflects light back up into her face.
I really enjoy portraiture, always have. There is something special about capturing the essence of a person, and having them be excited about it. A good model can make a mediocre image wonderful, and I am fortunate to have an excellent model living underneath my roof. I suppose I will have to begin asking around for volunteers for models to find a challenge.
Nikon D-200, 85mm ƒ1.8