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That got me thinking, "Why did they so willingly agree without knowing much about what I wanted from them?"
Well let's think about this for a moment. They only got two pieces of information: 1) can I take three photos of you? and 2) it will take an hour of your time.
Again, 32 of 33 said yes. (I asked one additional person to fill spot 33 and they said yes immediately as well.)
Once 33 said yes, I shared more information: this is part of a personal photography project, the shoots will happen in their homes, I want them to look real (not dressed up, made up, etc.), the photos will be shared on Instagram this spring, and yes, they will totally get the final hi-res photos emailed to you. Oh, and I sent them a list of 52 one-hour times I'm available - they have to pick one each.
And they still wanted to do this. After asking for so much of them all 33 people are still doing what I want. And here's why I believe they are doing what I asked:
So if you want something from someone, ask yourself these two questions: 1) what are they getting out of it? and 2) what's your relationship like?