Tag Archives: hard time

Don’t Let The Door Hit Your Ass

“I hear another one of our photographers quit.” I say to my Supervisor during one of the slow points in the day. “Yeah.” The Supervisor says and shakes his head.  “He’s gone.  I had to go and pick up his studio and he wanted to talk with me, but I had nothing to say to […]

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 […]

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. […]

It All Works Out In The End

“You just gave me two Nonbuyers in a row.” The Passer says and stomps her foot like a two year old. “How am I supposed to make any money when you do that?” “I tried to get them to take more portraits.” I say in mild irritation. “But they refused.” For a long time I […]

Shouldn’t We All Be On The Same Side?

“If they want it, they will buy anything.” The long time Passer says with a dismissive wave of his hand. “I only need two pictures and I can sell a package.” “But we’re supposed to be taking all these poses and changing the lighting and the body angels and the background.” I say as I […]