Portrait Photography tips for Beginners
Bring a cheap romance novel to the shoot
One cool tip I thought of the other day is to play a game when on a shoot. For example, I thought I could bring a cheap paperback romance novel to an engagement shoot. If the couple is a bit stiff and won t play with each other and laugh, I bring out the book and have them start playing a game. They have to open the book and read one full sentence of the romance novel to their partner without laughing or smiling. Inevitably, it leads to hysterical laughter, smiling, and natural looking expressions. All the while, I m standing 20 feet away capturing the moment.