This is where I work and this is an example of the work I do.
Digital photography has greatly shortened the time between concept and and final work. The assignment was to photograph Lincoln's coat. I thought it would be great to include the hat. Having "floated" a gazillion hats, caps, and helmets, for another exhibit I had a good idea how to do it. Two photos, one of the coat, the second of the hat on a stand beside the coat, a little Photoshop
(LEARN LAYERS!!!), and it's done, all in about an hour. Of course what you don't see is four pairs of very nervous hands outside camera view on guard for the hat.
Tech stuff: (The Hat/Coat)Hasselblad H1 80mm lens, H101 P25 back ,1/125th, f22. This shot, Canon G5,of course.