Tip of the Day – Ask the question
In my pre-session questionnaire, I ask if people wish to be in some of the photos with their pets. I make it pretty clear I’m not a family photographer, but I always invite people to jump in for a few shots, but make it clear their pets will be the focus of the images.
The exact question I ask is: “Would you like to be in some photos?” and the multiple choice answers are:
1. Definitely do not want to appear in any photos⠀
2. Would be happy to appear in the background or not as the main focus of the photos⠀
3. Would like you to capture some candid moments with my pets⠀
4. Would like a few posed portraits of me and my pets
Sometimes people even choose a couple of options – which is super helpful! This gives me an idea before the session of what to expect, and when I meet them I can start thinking about how best to incorporate them into some shots with their pets. I always check with them on the day too, just in case they’ve changed their mind since they completed the questionnaire!
Can anyone guess which category from the four options this image falls into?
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Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II @ 38mm, ISO 1600, 1/500 sec, f/2.8
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