Here are a couple of shots from Monday's workshop at Forsgate Country Club with Rick Ferro--that's Rick standing on the chair surrounded by very interested attendees. He demonstrated how to create the triangle of light on the model's face, enhance the backdrop by adding folds to give texture and dimension, loosen the hands so they are feminine and romantic, and to always be posing for the profile and 2/3 face (one ear and 1/4 inch of skin on the other side of face).
Rick often goes to art museums just to look at the positioning of hands in paintings. Also good to look at artists' handling of portraits--2/3 and profiles.
These shots were taken by member Pat Auriemma.