Mar 14, 2012

Good Things Come To Those Who Ask

This morning I met A. and J. briefly--they were helping one of the club members make pictures while she rented the studio. Those pictures will no doubt become some wonderful works of digital art and compilation--the gal shooting is an incredible photoshop artist. Well, when they were leaving I  asked if they would care to come back and model for a class sometime. They're a cute couple, and that could be handy for helping teach students how to work with two people together. SInce they're married, much of the awkwardness is also eliminated and chances are good that they will still be married the next time I'm looking for a couple, so I won't feel uncomfortable asking for them and finding out they broke up last month, and could you please destroy the cute pictures you made of last time we modeled for you?

So, I told them I teach classes and we're always looking for people to work with, for instance we have a class tonight, and they said they'd be happy to come sometime. Then they called me back a few minutes after they left to ask if they could come for tonight's class. I'm glad that they came! The whole class loved working with them and we made some good pictures together. Sometimes, you just need to open your mouth and ask that question even when you think the answer will be no. Didn't you learn it's rude to finish other people's sentences for them? Ask and let them reject you. The fact is, they are at least as scared to hurt your feelings, and they rarely turn you down. Go ahead: ask.

Nikon D7000, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII lens @ 200mm, f/3.5, 1/1250s, ISO 400.

1 comment:

  1. That is an awesome photo Levi. You keep producing great images!