|Nikon D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens @ 200mm, f/3.2, 1/200s, ISO 200.|
Nevertheless, even the most indefatigable photographers must be prepared to assuage concerns of all kinds, even for those who have an inside knowledge of the profession--actually, especially for those who are themselves photographers. For instance, K. requested we shoot his good side.
I can tell you: K. only has a good side. Still, I was careful to address this concern respectfully. So many people have a feeling that they don't look good, or that they have too many wrinkles, or that they squint, or that they have six chins, or that they just don't take good pictures. Well, in order for me to take good pictures, I have to find some way to help people feel comfortable in front of my lens.
I frequently resort to self deprecating humor, or even downright silliness (best used on three year olds...and 53 year olds). We laugh a little, I show them how good they look, and then we keep going, changing moods, and lights as we groove through this creative process together.
So far so good. No one has taken me up on my money back guantee, yet! After addressing his concerns, even K. ended up pleased.