Ridinger takes his job of photographing seniors seriously. In order to better connect with such clients, he listens to their music, watches their TV shows and tries to learn what they like. "XBOX is king with senior guys!" he adds.
Why is knowing that sort of thing important? Well, it's part of Ridinger's number one rule when photographing a senior: direct eye contact and genuine conversation.
(For the actual photography part, he uses a camera stand in the studio and a tripod outside. Yes, he does freehand a bit, but he mostly sticks to the stands...so he is "not just a lens sticking in their face.")
At the end of a session, Mike knows he's done his job when a senior boy shakes his hand and thanks him for a great time. Do you want to earn similar reactions from more and more of your senior clients? Join him March 22 at 2:00pm to gather some great ideas.
As Mike says, "Even if you only grab one small piece of information that helps, it is always worth the time to hear that!"