Quote Originally Posted by vdonovan View Post
Like other photographers here, I find it hard to get people to relax and give me natural expressions. Recently I shot a group of seniors and disabled people at a local church. I found the disabled people easiest to shoot. When I asked them to smile, they smiled! Beautifully, and without reservation.

This woman is almost totally disabled. She is in a wheelchair and can't speak, but she is still very expressive:

QUOTE=vdonovan;635199]Like other photographers here, I find it hard to get people to relax and give me natural expressions.
In my experience it's more important in people photography to like them and make them feel at ease with you than any amount of photographic technique.