This was the first of my hopefully, many attempts at portraits with my new Canon T2i. I've also started taking all my photos manually focusing. Manually focusing has been very difficult for me to get right. It does make for much better photographs and I'm getting better at it.
My son has been busy learning to use my old Canon Rebel XT. He prefers nature shots. He sent me a couple of his first photographs. He seems to have gotten down the manual focusing.