Door Number One or Two

At the time of this session, I was just getting started in the stock photography business. My primary income was from hired work. Portfolio presentations were vital for getting new work. This photo was taken 6 minutes before showing my work.

In an attempt to optimize my stay in Los Angeles, I booked a stock session around the corner from my 10:00 a.m. meeting. I figured that if I started shooting at 8:45 a.m. there’d be plenty of time to kill two birds with one stone.

I was set up and ready to go at 8:30. Then I waited, and waited, and waited.

The subject finally called at 9:15 to say she was at a standstill on the 405 but she thought she could be there in 15 minutes. More delays followed.

At 9:50 a.m. I had to decide if I was going to wait a little longer or head to the meeting. Door number one or door number two.

I got the shot and arrived late to the meeting. At the time, it felt like I made the wrong call. After I saw the pictures, I changed my mind.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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