We encourage families to include their pets when doing their family portraits. Sure, it’s more challenging, but in the many years that we’ve been doing portrait photography at The Storytellers we’ve found that the more people we photograph in a given session more great images are created and the better the sale as a result. So, that also applies to pets; after all they’re part of the family, too!
Note: because this concept has proven itself over and over again we never charge extra beyond our usual session fees for additional relatives in a portrait session (we love family reunions!). Don’t put up roadblocks to making better sales!
So, do close-ups….
|f5.6 @ 1/125 sec., ISO 400; Lens @ 145mm|
Do individual portraits….
|f5.6 @ 1/125 sec., ISO 400; lens @ 155mm|
Note: Always have squeaker toys in your camera bag to get their attention—the people as well as the animals!
Here’s one of the family poses…we do at least 2 and try for 3
|f8.0 @ 1/60 sec., ISO 400; Lens @ 125mm|
’Til next week…any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask…
Author: Jerry W. Venz, PPA Master Photographer, Craftsman
Training Site: http://www.LightAtTheEdge.com
Client Site: http://www.TheStorytellersUsa.com