Our most recent assignment in my intro to creative photography class was portrait photography. I thought I'd pack along my digital SLR just to help set up the shots before taking the film equivalent, which was major helpful.
Overall I think they turned out fairly well for my first attempt at "real" portrait shots. Maybe an upper division photography major would look at them and laugh, but that's ok... just like a fine wine, I'll improve with time.
This last one is just an edited version of the one above... ah, photoshop.