Tag Archives: appointment

Why Do People Buy Portraits?

“You’re not just a photographer anymore.” The Boss says in a shape up or ship out tone. “You have to improve your sales average.” “I’ll do what I can.” I say with a nervous laugh. When I learned to take portraits, I was trained to run the Subjects through the Studio as quickly as possible […]

Would You Like a 16×20 With That?

“You sell a lot of 16x20s.” The Manager says with a bit of surprise. “Get me a 20×24 sample to point at.” I say with a shrug. “And I’ll sell a lot of 20x24s, too.” This is a tad facetious on my part, as I don’t really think I have the inside track to selling larger […]

Oh Be Nice!

“Are you ready to take pictures yet?” The eager little old lady says with a bright smile. “If your ready, you can take my picture.” “I’m not ready yet, Ma’am.” I say as I wheel my cart filled with black boxes into the future camera room. “I’ll be ready in about an hour and half […]

An Empty Room Becomes a Portrait Studio

“Wow, it looks different.” Said the Trainee Passer as she walked into the room while I was tearing down. “Yeah, it used to be a Portrait Studio, and now it’s just a room with some stuff in it.” One of the pitfalls of being a location photographer is that you are always setting up in […]