Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tweaking The Standard Set

“People are looking at these pictures and going Yuk.” The Passer says as she shows me one of the Profile Shots I have been shooting. “It’s not the best, but it’s not that bad.” I say. “No one’s buying them.” There are five main components to Assembly Line Portraits-on the front line are The PreSeller […]

Hanging Out At The Mall

“Have you looked at their website?” I say to the Passer as I hand her one of their flyers. “It’s a lot slicker than The Company’s.” “Yeah, I know.” She says as she looks at the sample images on the flyer. “I spend over four hundred dollars on their pictures the last time I took […]

One Piece At A Time

“I wouldn’t mind trying a couple of Shoots of my own.” I say to the Old Timer Assembly Line Portrait Photographer. “But I don’t have the money to buy a whole studio.” “Oh, I’ve got equipment.” He says as we pull into his driveway.  “I’ve been doing this for a while.  You tend to pick […]

There’s No “I” In Team

“When he turned in his notice, the Boss didn’t even ask him to stay.” The Passer says with a shake of her head.  “I always liked working with him.” “I only worked with him once.” I say and shrug. “He was fun to talk to, but he took even less time with the Subjects than […]

Karl Taylor Photography Masterclass DVDs

“So how come you don’t work for National Geographic?” The Subject says in what appears to be all sincerity.  “I think you would be good at it.” “Thanks.” I say with a bit of a laugh.  “But if I could get a job at National Geo, I wouldn’t be here.” Karl Taylor’s DVDs are porn […]

Shouldn’t We All Be On The Same Side?

“If they want it, they will buy anything.” The long time Passer says with a dismissive wave of his hand. “I only need two pictures and I can sell a package.” “But we’re supposed to be taking all these poses and changing the lighting and the body angels and the background.” I say as I […]

Part of a Dying Breed

“Well, we lost three Photographers this week.”  The Passer says with a shake of her head. “Two of them were good, too.” “It’s not a job for everyone.” I say. “Some of these young people, they have this thing called, oh, a life.” Most of the Photographers that I have met since I have been […]