Dad, will you take picture of me and Jill with your good camera. Daughter #3
I break out in cold sweats with any sort of request that comes close to that formula. Here’s why; That’s nothing like “hey, lets spend a couple of hours making a great picture at this awesome spot, with am unbelievable setting, at a great time of day, with a couple of things brought to the table to optimize it all, and remotely appropriate photogenic, flattering wardrobe”. In this case it meant right here, right now, in the 32 seconds prior to us having to meet other people already on their way to the restaurant in whatever horrid (photographically) striped shirt that might be on at high-noon with not an attractive setting within the 30’ we’re at. That’s what this kind of request always means. Not with clients but definitely with family and friends that are not into making pictures. Hey, you make awesome pictures. I’ve seen them so get your awesome camera and crank one out here and now. Oh and make it really quick with no fuss. Ummmm, sure… right.