You never quite know what Norman Weedall will say or do. It is part of his boundless charm. Well he was in full flight this morning, the attendees had a great time and came away with an understanding of the subtleties involved in making great portraits. What I took away was the importance of confidently controlling your subject. Portrait photographers rarely deal with experienced models, subjects rarely know what they want or what will make them look good. Norman can affect control with humour and confidence.
Unfortunately there is no substitute for practise and experience. This is something you need time to perfect.