Monthly Archives: June 2011

Old Dogs and New

“You need to turn her a little more to the left.” I say in a stage whisper to my Trainee. “Oh. Uh, rotate to the left a little more.” The Trainee says and watches the woman rotate her body.  “That’s good.” “The angle’s good.” I say. “Take the exposure.” Flash! The Trainee trips the camera […]

At Last I Can Start Suffering and Write That Symphony

“I don’t have a Shoot for next week.” I say to the Supervisor who has sat around watching me take portraits for a couple of hours. “We’ve got about 17 photographers without a Shoot next week.” He says with a small shrug. “And The Company still doesn’t think we need to change the way we […]

Hello, My Name Is Peggy

“Did you check that the cable is securely seated?” The slightly exasperated Service Tech says over the staticy connection. “Yes.” The Passer says. “Just like you asked me to check it ten minutes ago.” “We’ve gone through the entire Checklist.” The Service Tech says. “It should be working.” “It should be.” I say and sigh. […]

Yippie Ki Yay-Shooting The Cowboy Church

“Is it alright to have my dog in the picture?” The bearded old man wearing jeans, a western shirt, and a cowboy hat and cowboy boots says. “And my bible?” “Sure” I say with a smile. “Whatever you want.” Cowboy Churches are interesting places.  A little more laid back than most Churches.  The dress code […]

Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies

“I want to cancel my order.” The doddering old man says as he walks up The Passer. “I changed my mind.” “You didn’t order anything, Sir.” The Passer says and watches the old man wander off. About twenty minutes later, the old man comes back-wanting to cancel his order. Directories are made for retirement communities […]

You Look Marvelous!

“Just look at these portraits.” The Passer says and pulls up a sitting from the young Photographer that she worked with the week before. “There.” “Not bad.” I say as I lean in to look at a group of about twenty-five portraits of a pretty young woman.  Headshots, three quarter lengths, full length, floor poses, […]