Photographer Tom O’Leary has seen the same thing many times.
He’s a photojournalist for the Las Vegas Review Journal.
He says there are certain ways a photographer should be recognized when he comes into his studio.
You can’t just walk up to him and say, “Hi.”
That can’t work.
But, he adds, he sees it happening more and more in Las Vegas.
“You see a certain type of person who comes into a photographer’s studio, and that person is going to walk up, walk out, then they’re going to talk to the next person who’s there,” he says.
“So, that person has to recognize that person, and then that person can go into a very good place.”
O’Donnell says it takes a certain kind of person to get the job done.
“It takes a very personable person, who is willing to do a lot of work,” he said.
“And then it’s a certain level of professionalism that you have to possess in order to get that job.”
For many, that’s the job they love, but for others, it can be a career-altering experience.
Some say it’s an opportunity to prove themselves.
“I can do anything,” says O’Brien.
“But, it’s not what I think it is.”
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