I've never been one to take portraits. My photography tends more towards events and places than it does people, where the goal is to capture the beauty of a physical place or the capture the feelings of the people in it. It is closer to the photojournalism approach, where I'm placed in an environment and my job is to best capture what I'm given. Portrait photography is an entirely different beast. It's just you and the subject, and you have the subtlest of controls of lighting and perspective in order to capture an aspect of their personality on film.
In this photo I tried to take the opposite view, having the lighting as part of the picture, helping to magnify Kat's attitude. This picture was taken while we were cleaning up fom a "crazy-attire" tea party. I think I was still wearing a tie on my head..
Nikon D70 / Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM @ 20mm
f6.3 / 1/100" / +0.67EV / ISO 500
PS: seperation and curves, Librodo