Tag Archives: light modifiers

I Love Your Pictures

“That was a great portrait.” The Passer says. “Your lighting is magic.” “Thanks.” I say, thinking she is just one more Passer who has been told to flatter the Photographer. “No, I really mean it.” She says. “Your pictures are beautiful.” Over the past 16 years or so I have learned how to see the […]

Hanging Out At The Mall

“Have you looked at their website?” I say to the Passer as I hand her one of their flyers. “It’s a lot slicker than The Company’s.” “Yeah, I know.” She says as she looks at the sample images on the flyer. “I spend over four hundred dollars on their pictures the last time I took […]

I Never Met A Light I Didn’t Like

“I’ve never seen any of the other Photographers use this many lights.” The Passer says as she looks at the extra light heads I have setting around the Studio. “I like to have a little more control over how my images look.” I say “Well, I can’t see much difference.  Except for the backgrounds.” Some […]

Seeing and Capturing

“Don’t you like this portrait?” The Manager says as I set one of the wallet sized portraits to one side. “This is a really good portrait, if you don’t like it we might have problems.” “It’s a duplicate pose.” I say as I sort through the stack of a couple of hundred portraits. “I already […]

Working Within The Limits of Our Equipment

I’m in the Big Box Store and it’s about thirty minutes before opening time.  A woman looks around, spots me, and heads over. “Hi, I called the 800 Number and they told me you could work me in if I showed up before you opened.  There will be about twenty of us in the picture.” […]