snakeman55 wrote in post #14880954
I do when it's beneficial. I've had times when I've shown a client an awesome looking shot on my camera LCD that inspired the client to keep going and remain enthusiastic. They went from starting to look bored and tired to re-invigorated.
I do it for my purposes, not theirs.
I won't show anything until we're well into the session, and when I do it's with verbiage such as, "Here is a quick view of what we're getting--awesome, isn't it?" I flick to a particular shot that I want them to see, Then we're back into the shooting. Presuming we're talking about consumer photography (as opposed to commercial work) it's important to maintan control of your session.
As we shoot, btw, I'm continually giving the subject positive verbal feedback--all kinds of "that's great, that's it, very nice, muy bonita, very pretty, eso es, muy hermosa, yes!" Sometimes when something doesn't work out, it's "That was good, now let's try...." Watch your body language and non-verbal cues...never frown, even if it's your own mistake.
If I'm photographing someone who is "in the business," there will be more collaboration during the session, more like a commercial job even if it isn't. That's a matter of what they understand about the process. These will be people who themselves have an artistic eye and the ability to visualize properly the end result.