This blog is the second of 4 videos by Michael Zelbel (See here) and gives some very useful tips on taking good images using a small camera.
• a 'portable lighting kit' with light stand and shoot-through umbrella
• use of 'fill flash' in an outside location
• some posing tips such getting the model to face the light source but curl her body away from the light
• use of a large aperture lens to blur the background
• use of a neutral density filter when there's too much light