I wanted to share a mistake I made while doing a paid family shoot. The customers liked this image a lot but due to my mistake it could not be used for the large image they wanted. I set the image up properly by metering the background and setting it at a -1, used two flashes and my camera was on a tripod. I did a run through with the family and even used a marker to indicate where I would snap the pre-focused image. My mistake was in not using continuous mode and snapping a number of images as they walked forward. Instead I tried to take the image when they reached the marker and missed the focus. In the small LCD view it looked fine but later in processing I saw that I had missed the focus. We ended up having to use their second choice for the 20 x 30 image that they wanted. I share this image only for the purpose of illustration. I won't make that mistake again.