Category Archives: props

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 […]

If It’s Good Enough for David LaChapelle

“Hey guys, I found some great new videos.” The Boss says with his best telemarketer’s smile. “I think everyone here should buy one.” “If it’s that great.” I say. “Why don’t you buy it for us?” “These videos are for your benefit.” He says and nods sagely. “Don’t you want to improve as a photographer?” […]

Assembly Line Portraits Backgrounds

“Can we have the background of The Beach at Sunset?” Dad says with a laugh. “Or maybe up in the mountains somewhere?” “Nah.” I say as I change the Blue Old Masters Background to a solid black background. “I think what you really need is the one with the Bookshelves.” Most of the Assembly Line […]

It’s Always a Question of Time

“Is this going to take long?” Mom says as she rushes in. “We need to be at Practice.” “There’s one family ahead of you.” I say. “It won’t be too long.” “Well, I won’t wait too long.” I’ve had this conversation at every Company I have ever worked for.  Some people live for the thrill […]

Popular Portraits and The Assembly Line Portrait

“I brought in this book to show you.”  The New Mom says as she flips open an Anne Geddes coffee table book with a photo of a sleeping baby balanced on top of a giant pumpkin.  “Can you take a portrait like this?” “Well, it’s possible.” I say as I look at the photo, “If […]

Props

“We’ve got some exciting news.” The Manager says with her usual bubbly excitement. “We bought you some new props!” On the table in front of me is a pile of four foot long plastic crayons, a regular box of crayons, and some white paper.  The large crayons are in random colors. “Nice.” I say with […]