How do you get the person, place, or thing that is in front of the camera onto the film in just the way you want?
I used to shoot it the way I pictured it in my mind, but that didn't always work. You can always get so forgetful as you're shooting, so I found it best to write down every pose that I wanna do. And each pose that I write down, I'll list as many details as I possibly can. Little things like body placement, what should your arms and legs be doing, my camera angle, flash or no flash, makeup, the model's eyes, their reaction, etc... I feel the more prepared I am beforehand, that usually knocks out the cobwebs.
Which is your favorite camera and why?
I love shooting with my Olympus MJU ii! It's a point and shoot camera godsend from the heavens above. This camera is my workhorse and generally my go to in all situations. I sometimes try to not shoot with it, but I can't help myself. I love it because I love shooting in the moment. I don't wanna miss anything, which happens all the time when you're shooting with a camera that has dials. You'll spend so much time setting up the right shutter, aperture combo that you'll miss the model genuinely winking or smiling a certain way. Then when you ask them to repeat that, it never comes off as natural as before. You don't get those problems with a point and shoot though, you'll never miss a moment! I don't speak for everybody lol, but that's been my experience.