Hiya folks. I tried to do some headshots for a friend, which she needs for a bike website. So that's why the bike features in 2 of these 3... It's a part of the headshot. What I did was meet up with her for coffee before work, then scouted out some fall colors. The sky was a solid grey sheet cake of clouds with nary a ripple or hole to be seen, just Medium Grey as far as the eye could see. So I got low contrast light (a good thing?) but colors didn't really pop. Maybe it was for the best. I used the XT of course, and the 56 lens. I tried to vary the aparture and not shoot purely wide-the-hell-open, but I did blur out that background pretty well in most of the shots. How did I do? What could I have done better? A wide shot <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/16872339@N05/15408346591" title="KBRX5554-1 by gordopuggy, on Flickr">"534" height="800" alt="KBRX5554-1"></a> A medium-wide <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/16872339@N05/15224847900" title="KBRX5556-2 by gordopuggy, on Flickr">"800" height="800" alt="KBRX5556-2"></a> And finally a closer crop, sans-bike <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/16872339@N05/15388487066" title="KBRX5559-2 by gordopuggy, on Flickr">"640" height="640" alt="KBRX5559-2"></a> Helpful comments could very include tips on how to handle her, not just the camera. I feel like I knew what to do with the XT, more or less.