Dangling stuffed animals in front of toddlers, cracking jokes with teenagers and repeating the phrase "Say Cheese!" a hundred times a day is only a small part of a portrait photographer's busy schedule. She also loads film, prepares equipment and adjusts her cameras to get the best angles and lighting for her customers. A photographer often works long hours to accommodate her clients' needs and spends additional time on a computer enhancing digital photos or, in some cases still, in a darkroom processing film and making prints.
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