Monthly Archives: February 2011

Customer Service-You Talkin’ To Me?

“You’re a terrible photographer.” The Woman said with an angry look on her face. “I am very unhappy with these pictures.” “Oh?” I said with a smile and followed her back to the viewing room where the Passer is patiently waiting for the woman to tell me what was wrong with her pictures. “Look at […]

Another Know It All

“When I was the Manager at XYZ Portraits.” The Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says. “We didn’t do Shoots like this one.  We only did ‘healthy’ accounts.” “Oh yeah?” I say in my usual here-we-go-again voice. “And what makes an Account Heathy?” “Well, for one thing, if half the parking lot is Handicapped Spaces, we wouldn’t […]

I Worked With Karsh ~He Says

“And Ansel Adams, and I spent a bit of time with Avedon before he took himself so seriously.” The bald and slightly round Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says as he fiddles with the shutter of a Hasselblad. “Really?” I say, not believing a word of it. “Yes, really.” He says and gives me a level […]

The Rules Are Rules For A Reason

“We have been able to Grade the Passers for years by checking their Sales Averages and Frame Counts.” The Manager say to the small group of Photographers in this meeting.  “Now we are going to be able to do the same thing with the Photographers.  We have a new system in place to Grade the […]