Decision Tree

I could have considered a dozen shades of blue tops for this session. Instead, I went with the one the subject was already wearing.

The lighting was just right, even though I had equipment enough to light it four other ways. Instead of facing east, I could have faced west or north.

Ditto for the expression and the subject’s body language.

It didn’t take a committee to make these decisions. I didn’t have a backup plan either.

There weren’t any conference calls and every aspect of the shoot proceeded without consulting a single vice president.

I’m not opposed to decision trees as long as they’re used for firewood.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2300 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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