Kyle Blunt wrote in post #16257028
Do you have any tips on how to talk and deal with the person I am taking photos of?
Be genuine, down-to-earth, and confident.
A little bit of light conversation while you're setting up. Take a few test shots as you're setting up, let them know that you're doing test shots, tell them that they look good.. If you have anything in common, talk about it just a bit. If you listen to their radio station, talk about it a bit. Ask how long they've been with the station, about the program they DJ, etc. Keep it professional but still light.
Keep talking during the shoot. If you clam up or give off an "uncertain" vibe, the subject will feel it and will be uncomfortable, and it'll show in the photos.
Direct the subject through a range of facial expressions and head poses. Blank expression, full smile, half smile, looking up a little bit, not looking directly at the camera, nose pointed directly at the light, nose pointed away from the light. Do a search on Youtube for peter Hurley's "It's All About the Jaw" - if any of the subjects have a pudgy neck or double chin, this technique will help a lot.
Once you have a few keepers "in the can," don't keep them for any longer than necessary. You shouldn't need to spend hours with every subject.