a taking few shots before loading the film. I find that method funny, but most likely, it's effective.
Richard Avedon was a master of portraying what he argued as "what people were really like." As Leibovitz observed, Avedon “seduced his subjects with conversation."
This image is one of my favorite examples of such method. Avedon apparently knew the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were dog lovers so he told a little white lie on the subject, snapping at the precise moment of their sympathetic, concerned reactions.