Hello All, Here we go again.. not sure if anyone knows me here.. I don't post much but I love to follow this forum, anyway I started photography as a landscape photographer, recently started working on a studio editing photos from weddings and events and now I'm off to my first solo photo session. The good thing is that I will be photographing my friend. She's cool, beautiful and is really excited about it. I wont be charging her anything btw. I'm thinking about going to Downtown Miami, Bayfront area and Miami beach.. starting around 4:30PM, maybe earlier, that way I get get some daytime shots and catch the magic hour as well.. I have a Canon T3i and a 6d. I will be taking my Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Canon 24-105mm F/4L, Canon 85mm 1.8 and my Rokinon 8mm Fisheye for some maybe creative shots?? I have a Speedlite 430 flash but no stand to put on it. I also have but I'm not planing to take my Canon 50mm 1.8 (the focus is way off at large Aperture), Rokinon 14mm 2.8 and my Canon 70-250mm IS I would like tips from you guys.. for things such as.. 1) how to deal with a person while shooting her.. positioning her.. being creative.. how to instruct her to pose 2) What lens to use and when 3) People tell me to avoid flash as much as I can, but should I really? When should I use and When should I avoid? 4) What type of photos should I avoid and which ones I must take, composition, places to include, what hour to go for, creative ones? 5) Any other tips would be appreciated I won't have a second person to help out.. so I don't know how to place external flash other than on camera, since I don' t have a standing thing for it either, even If I did I would have to use the T3i to trigger since I don't have a transmitter Thanks so much!!