Talking to Your Subject

I am taking this blog post lead from Scott Kelby’s guest blog today of Bill Wadman.  He tells us that we need to create a rapport with our subject when we photograph them.  Even though I am Mr. Talk when it comes to just interacting with folks on a daily basis, developing a relationship with individuals when I’m photographing them is very difficult for me.   I have known this young lady since she was about 3 years old.  It was very easy to talk to her.

Jessica

Jessica

 

My problem is strictly from a confidence stand point.  Hence, I like to take portraits of individuals of whom I already know.  Then visiting with them is extremely easy.  I feel as if I’m saying this on paper to help me with my ego behind the camera. This girl was a total stranger before I photographed her.

 

Kendra

Kendra

Babies and kids are another story all together.  I love to take images of kids because they are so innocent and real.   This is my youngest grandson Elijah.

Elijah

Elijah

 

 

Elijah

Elijah

 


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