Tag Archives: fifteen minutes

Your Appointment is When?

“Where here to have our portraits taken.” The Woman says in a sing song voice as I am putting the last piece of equipment into the back of my van. “Sorry.” I say. “As you can see, we’re done for the day.” “My appointment was at 8:00 and it’s 7:45 now.” The Woman says.  “Your […]

Leaving The Fold

“I got a bad mark for not being a Team Player!” an ex-Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says with disbelief. “When were you ever a Team Player?” I say with a smile. Being an Assembly Line Portrait photographer pretty much ruins you for any other kind of work.  Well, except maybe being a Security Guard.  We […]

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 […]

Too Much Time On My Hands

“So are you bored?” A Little Old Lady says as she breaks my book reading revivere. “I’m ready to have my picture taken.” “Then I’m not bored anymore.” I say and smile as I set down my book. Reading, talking, listening to the radio where it’s allowed, are all ways to help pass the time.  […]

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 […]

It's All About Volume

“How far behind schedule are they?” A man demands as he walks in the door. “They seem to be pretty much on time.” The little old lady signing people in for us say. “Good. Than I’m next because my appoint is 6 o’clock and it’s 6 o’clock now.” The man pointedly ignores the two family […]