Last week I started an on-line class on portrait photography at  So that means I will be practicing portraits a lot in the next month with whoever I can talk into being my model. Ellie gets to be my top model because, well, she is with me the most. At times she can be a tempermental model and refuses to look at the camera or just tells me she’s done with pictures. But on this day she was fairly cooperative. She loves being in our woods and exploring. Here are a few of my best portraits of Ellie from our outing in the woods: