In a previous post I wrote about my experience photographing people for the Science Museum’s Mind Matters exhibit. (You can find that post here.) Today I am writing about one of the people involved and my experience with him.
Don was my last shoot. He had to travel the farthest to the studio. All the previous shoots went smoothly so we had about an hour and a half wait for Don. When he arrived I could tell he didn’t seem too thrilled about having his portrait taken; I’ve seen this many times before. In fact, of the entire group, he was the least relaxed person. After taking quite a few shots, and not getting what we wanted, Russ suggested that Don cross his arms. And boom; that did it. Finally, we captured the look we were going for, the confident and self-assured look we wanted from Don.
Weeks later I talked with Don at the exhibit opening and he said the whole photo shoot was a learning experience for him. Then he gave me a smile and said it wasn’t as bad as he thought it would be. Photographers, doctors, and dentists love to hear those words.