Tag Archives: portrait photographer

One Piece At A Time

“I wouldn’t mind trying a couple of Shoots of my own.” I say to the Old Timer Assembly Line Portrait Photographer. “But I don’t have the money to buy a whole studio.” “Oh, I’ve got equipment.” He says as we pull into his driveway.  “I’ve been doing this for a while.  You tend to pick […]

Karl Taylor Photography Masterclass DVDs

“So how come you don’t work for National Geographic?” The Subject says in what appears to be all sincerity.  “I think you would be good at it.” “Thanks.” I say with a bit of a laugh.  “But if I could get a job at National Geo, I wouldn’t be here.” Karl Taylor’s DVDs are porn […]

Part of a Dying Breed

“Well, we lost three Photographers this week.”  The Passer says with a shake of her head. “Two of them were good, too.” “It’s not a job for everyone.” I say. “Some of these young people, they have this thing called, oh, a life.” Most of the Photographers that I have met since I have been […]

The Company and The Information Policy

Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. All rights reserved. This is for entertainment purposes ONLY! Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.  See More Here. “You know that The Company has an Information Policy.” My slightly round supervisor says in his soft Southern drawl.  “You’re not allowed to portray anyone in […]

Get Your Head in The Game

“I took a couple of sets while you got your mind back on to why your here.” The other Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says when we were comparing how many sets we had shot and I found he was ahead of me. “Oh.” I say, shocked by both the idea that I am supposed to […]

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

“Whose car is that in the parking lot with the Texas license plates?” A man says as he walks into the Shoot. “Mine.” I say and wave at him like Oliver Hardy. “You came all the way from Texas to do this?” He says in disbelief. “Yup.” I say and look out the window at […]

Another Know It All

“When I was the Manager at XYZ Portraits.” The Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says. “We didn’t do Shoots like this one.  We only did ‘healthy’ accounts.” “Oh yeah?” I say in my usual here-we-go-again voice. “And what makes an Account Heathy?” “Well, for one thing, if half the parking lot is Handicapped Spaces, we wouldn’t […]

I Worked With Karsh ~He Says

“And Ansel Adams, and I spent a bit of time with Avedon before he took himself so seriously.” The bald and slightly round Assembly Line Portrait Photographer says as he fiddles with the shutter of a Hasselblad. “Really?” I say, not believing a word of it. “Yes, really.” He says and gives me a level […]

Order. Design. Composition. Tone. Form. Symmetry. Balance.

“You see how I used the Rule of Thirds in this portrait?” I say to the Trainee as I point out how the Subject’s face is under the upper left intersection of where the four grid lines on the monitor cross. “Yeah.” He says doubtfully.   “And that’s good?  Shouldn’t it be centered?” “If we […]

That Dream Job

The slow times of the year are good times to look at what other jobs are out there.  Everyone I work with talks with longing about the good old days of two or three years ago and how they need to find something else to do.  Many of my fellow Assembly Line Portrait workers have […]