Ok, so this is actually not a studio portrait, but with a little help from my friend photoshop, it is pretty close to what a studio portrait could look like. Traditionally the rule is that portraits should be taken in portrait mode, but lately I really like portraits taken in landscape mode. It just gives it is a bit of a different look that I like. If you do shoot in landscape mode however, remember to not put the person you are shooting right in the middle, and as always, try to remember the rule of thirds – try to get the focus point (i.e the one of the eyes) in one of the imaginary tac-tac-toe-square lines. It will automatically make your picture better. And, try to not leave to much empty space above the persons head, that is just not necessary. You can even cut of a little bit of the head, but dont cut someones face or cheak, that can make the picture a bit unbalanced. The rule that I have learned is to cut more from the top than from the bottom.