Ya see there is no better way to start my contribution to the thread to say that I've been obsessed with body language for a long time.
Some people like to categorize it as "people watching" but I know differently because well that's just me. As a family photojournalist, the one thing that stands out to me in our industry as a whole is when people have their photographs taken the traditional way albeit posed or outside the stiff posed Sears catalog happy look instantaneously bothers me.
Somewhere inside my mind I wonder, why did they choose this one photo to represent their family identity. They don't look happy nor do they look like themselves. So during a session with clients I look for body language cues to know when do I need to pull my lens up and capture or place it down and listen to what their whole body is saying.
One of the main reasons I would like to be a trainer (outside of watching Lie to Me over 4 times) is that I think the photo industry needs some shaking up to wake up and learn that if you listen to the body language first the rest of your photo shoot will flow and be much more natural.
I could go on forever, but having the ability to help families feel more comfortable in front of the camera is my dream passion.