Photography Tip of the Day – People Skills

Do not buy more gear. Do not get technical. Do not worry about Photoshop.


If you are disappointed with your photographs, start asking yourself if you could improve upon your people skills. How can you do this? Take an interest in your subjects. Start conversation, create some ice breakers…. LISTEN to them. Be engaged. This will help you be more intentional and I guarantee your photographs will start taking on a new life.

Especially where portraits are concerned, People Skills Trump Camera Skills every time.

Try it.

Good day!

Comments 3

  1. Right ON David! The latest, greatest lens attached to the most expensive golly-flex camera is totally useless if you stand in front of your subject like a tree stump just snapping away. Fancy snapshots are still just snapshots if you leave home your people skillz.

  2. Amen, brother! As a naturally shy person this is something on which I’m constantly working.

  3. I can’t even believe some of the things that come out of my mouth when I’m shooting. But my subjects always tell me that they had fun, so I guess it’s working. It’s like I make them feel less ridiculous by comparison.

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