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Things to say when taking their photo:

  1. Compliment them: Start by complimenting your subject. Let them know why you think they look great and what you appreciate about their style or appearance.
  2. Direct them: Give your subject clear instructions on what to do with their body, posture, and expression. Use simple language and avoid jargon that might confuse them.
  3. Make them laugh: Humor is a great way to get your subject to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera. Crack a joke or tell a funny story to put them at ease.
  4. Ask questions: Ask your subject about themselves, their interests, and their experiences. This not only helps them feel more comfortable but can also give you insight into who they are as a person and how to capture their personality in the photo.
  5. Provide feedback: Throughout the shoot, provide feedback and positive reinforcement. Let your subject know when they’re doing something that looks great and make adjustments as needed. This will help build their confidence and keep them engaged in the process.