EXPERT IN SIGHT BLINK ING MARVELLOUS!
As a general rule you want to avoid a machine-gun approach to shooting – the more pictures you have, the more time you spend in front of a computer editing them afterwards, sorting out essentially identical shots. However, with shots of people it usually pays to shoot more pictures than you need as expressions can change significantly between images, and some expressions will look much better than others! Blinking can be a particular issue, and some people are more prone than others to closing their eyes at exactly the wrong moment. One technique that Kerry uses successfully to avoid issues with blinking is to get the person to close their eyes while she counts down “Three, two, one… open” – and takes the shot just after saying “open”. This technique also works with group shots, and cuts down the number of safety shots you need to fire off.