Tag Archives: professional photographers

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 […]

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 […]