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The Five-Minute Fix: 200 Tips for Improving Your Photography and Growing Your Business by Dale Benfield

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Five. Shooting

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This chapter is full of tips that let you inside my brain. Instead of what camera settings or composition technique I’m using, I want to share how I approach shooting situations, how I interact with my subjects, and the shots I try to get at every event.

65 Accentuate the Positive

Watch your words with clients, especially kiddos, when giving posing directions and corrections. I don’t just mean to be thorough or clear when explaining what you want them to do, but also how to redirect them if they don’t understand or botch their pose. Never say anything negative to your subjects; try to keep the feel of the session a positive one. ...

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