Leonard Nimoy, 1995. I remember I had run up the block from the USA Today building, then headquartered in Arlington, VA, to a comic book store. "Quick! I need a Start Trek doll!" I said to the teenaged clerk. A few minutes later, up in the 22nd floor photo studio, I asked Nimoy if he would pose, like a sailor with a parrot.
"No," he said, not even taking time to think.
Photography may be pressing a shutter but negotiations and compromise are a big part.