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No Longer Among The Favored Few

“You know we can all do good if we are put someplace where we have a chance.” The Passer says and purses her lips.   “I don’t care who they put here, they wouldn’t do any good.” “They should at least share the wealth once in a while.” I say. “I don’t mind there only being […]

Hell, it could be my fault

“I’m very unhappy about the way things went today.” The Coordinator says in a stern voice. “I don’t like the way you treated our people.” “I’m sorry.” I say, not exactly sure why she is unhappy. “I’m also unhappy with my own portraits.” She continues. “And that was the only time we had to come […]

Passers Who Think They’re Photographers

“I’ve been a photographer for 47 years.” The old man with the toothless grin tells me. “It took three weeks to become a great photographer, but it took me three years to become a great Passer.” “Really?” I say and take a deep breath. “I bet I took your baby picture.” The Passer goes on […]

Do Whatever You Like-As Long It’s Exactly What We Tell You To Do

“You need to be taking more creative portraits.” The Manager says as he looks at some of my recent sittings. “We have to go beyond what we have done in the past.” “I take portraits that I have had luck with in the past.” I say and shrug. “My sales numbers are still OK.” “It’s […]

Low Man on The Assembly Line Totem Pole

“Why don’t you pay your Photographers commission?” I say to the white haired owner of the Company. “I don’t understand how people can expect to be paid for work someone else does.” He says and shakes his head.  “Our Passers do a great job and they earn their sales commissions.” The next week I shot […]

Your Pictures Suck

“I can’t sell these pictures your giving me.” The Passer says with her hands on her hips. “I don’t know about you, but I drove all this way to make money.” “Oh?” I say and give her a blank look, having hear this particular Passer bitch and moan about my images before. “What was wrong […]

Same Old Same Old

“Wow, looks like you’ve done this a few times.” Say Dad as I move smoothly through the Standard Set, giving directions and moving lights. “Nah,” I say with a smile. “Your my second family.” I am pretty much at the top of my game as far as Assembly Line Portraits goes.  I can shoot a […]

9 to 5 is a Song by Dolly Parton

“Hi, I’m supposed to be taking Portraits today.” I say and smile. “I just need to know where I need to setup.” “Oh. Well, we canceled that.” The Man says as he barely looks up from his desk. “Didn’t they tell you?” “No, no they didn’t.” I say and let a little sigh escape.  It’s […]

Tips on Assembly Line Portraits

“I want to be a Portrait Photographer when I grow up.” The smiling young woman told me as I posed her. “It’s not too late to change your mind.” I said with a smile. Portrait Photography is all about Rules-following them and knowing when to break them.  Like any other skill position, there are basics […]

What’s Our Mission Again?

Starbucks-Our mission: to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Microsoft-At Microsoft, our mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. Google-Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Olan […]