Posted by Bob on February 21, 2004
In Reply to: Beach photographer posted by Bruce Kahl on February 21, 2004
: : Hello
: : I'm translating a series about chimps.
: : It is said about one of them:
: : "He used to be in a circus and he was a prop for a beach photographer. When he arrived in 1987, he was quite aggressive because of his painful teeth".
: : They are talking about a chimp that was saved and brought to a park.
: : My question: what doen it mean a beach photographer, could the chimp be a prop?
: : and how are his teeth related to that?
: : I'm afraid of doing a big mistake.
: : Most grateful - miri
: A beach photographer is a photographer who takes pictures of things located on a beach.
: Maybe he/she works for a cruise ship company or a hotel and uses a chimp as part of the background in a photo shoot.
: A professional beach photographer has experience in dealing with ocean salt, reflections of light from the water, breezes etc and will work at his craft maybe a little more efficiently than a general photographer.
I've seen beach photographers use trained tame parrots to attract families. The children can hold the parrots and have their picture taken. I assume the chimp was used in the same way.