Just to share - the July's issue of Practical Photography have got a very good section on how to take Portraits. I don't do portraits but I find it a very good read and enlightening, they gave very valuable tips on how to pose your subject and how to enhance the shot. the seasoned photographers will already know the basics but those new and learning will have a lot to benefit from the article.
Have a good week ahead.
The moderators are, of course authorised to move this thread to a more suitable location. But my thoughts are that leaving this thread in the Portrait section benefits the target audience.