I want to learn how to shoot portraits. I've been thinking about this for a while now and realized that being able to successfully capture the essence in a moment of somebody's life is a huge deal for me. The problem I find is that if I think too much of what I'm framing in my lens that it comes out so terribly. If I just stop thinking and shoot by instinct I tend to capture really great images, like the one below. I'm hoping to be able to learn to do this within the next couple of months, and the addition of my new camera hopefully will assist me in this endeavor. I guess I'm just needed a subject or two now to learn on.