1. Photograph the subject with its native environment. Some people just don’t belong to a studio. And when they feel awkward and it really shows in camera. So instead of driving Grandpa into a Photo Studio, let him go to work in his workshop & photograph him doing what he loves. Instead of tears and tantrums when you try to dress up your child all pretty for studio punishment, let him play with the toys and snap pictures of every moment.
These days, it doesn’t sound strange if an engineering student picks up a career that is way out of his field. There are so many trolls and jokes trending on same. I am one of those who dared to choose photography as a main profession, in spite of being an engineer.