It is extremely important to work with the artist to meet their needs, if I hadn't asked I may have missed a critical shot and would have had to reshoot. And now the fine art pieces. Detail shots are extremely important but also one must make sure to capture all angles, especially on three dimensional pieces like these, unless the artist says not to shoot certain angles or sides.
That gives you a little run down of the session process and what shots to make sure you capture if you intend on doing this work yourself.
-Larry M. Holder