Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Off topic: finding a portrait studio
Date: 26 Mar 2001 09:35:25 -0800

How about a BALUG model shoot session, with Brian's family as models?

:) :) :)

On Sat, 24 March 2001, Brian Reid wrote:
> There seem to be hundreds of professional photographers on this list. I
> thought I'd risk asking a question only peripherally related to Leicas.
> I want to have a family portrait made of my family. I have the
> misfortune of being very picky about photography, so I've been unable
> to bring myself to do the sort of "factory portraits" of the variety
> typefied by Olan Mills. I am also not wealthy, so I don't want to spend
> many thousands of dollars. 
> 25 years ago I used to make money on the side by doing portrait
> photography. My customers were folks very much like what I am now. I'd
> love to find some photographer to do this.  I can't take my own
> portrait (I've tried; it doesn't work, even with a radio trigger).
> My question is: how do I look for a portrait photographer who could do
> this? When I use yellow pages and web searches, all I find are the
> national chains. Is there some forum, some directory, some meeting
> ground where independent portrait photographers announce their
> existence and look for work?