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10 Things Photographers Freaking Hate With a Passion

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 6 min read
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Photographers are a friendly enough bunch, but just like with designers, there are some things that really, really get on our nerves. They’re those little things that happen again and again, each time breaking down our willpower to not freak out just a little bit more. So in honor of frustrated photographers everywhere, I present you with ten things that we freaking hate.

1. “Let’s Do This Thing I Saw On Pinterest!”

things-photographers-hate Image sources: Bridal Guide and Plum Tree Studios The statement above is inevitably followed by this one: “It looked a lot better on Pinterest…” Here’s a pro tip: nothing ever looks like it does on Pinterest. Often, you simply can’t stage that perfectly-timed, once-in-a-lifetime shot. Or you’re simply not the right height, width, etc. to pull off what the freaking gorgeous people on Pinterest can.

We Don’t Like Ripping Off Other Photographer’s Ideas

Another reason we photographers hate it when you ask us to duplicate something you saw online: stealing unique ideas isn’t cool. I swear to all that is decent, if one more person asks me to do the T-rex wedding thing… things-photographers-hate Image source: Reddit This photographer had a great, funny idea, but stealing such an original concept feels pretty unpleasant as a professional. There’s this internal war between giving clients what they want and knowing that photography is a creative pursuit where ripping off your colleagues isn’t always acceptable. Perhaps the best thing a photographer can do in this awkward situation is use the client’s request as inspiration for something original.

2. Being Treated Like a Terrorist In Public Places

things-photographers-hate Image source: Grey Coast Media I’m not sure who started the rumor that photographers are prime suspects for violent crimes against humanity, but police and security guards everywhere sure got the memo. Every photographer has a story about getting kicked out of a park, train station, museum, amusement park, church; the list goes on. I’ve even had people tell me as a paid photographer at a wedding venue that I wasn’t allowed to take photos during the wedding ceremony. What!?

3. Competing For Attention With Cell Phone Photographers

things-photographers-hate Image source: alfonsodetomas As the paid photographer at a wedding or other event, having 40% of your photos ruined by guests and family stealing the attention of the people you’re photographing is immensely frustrating. Example: the entire wedding party is looking at my camera, but the groom is looking off to the side into grandma’s cell phone. That’s not the photo the couple wants to see on their mantelpiece for the next fifty years. If you’re ever a client in this situation, always remember who you paid to be there and that the best way to get your money’s worth is to get everyone on board that the big camera gets top priority.
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4. “Gorgeous photo! You must have a great camera!”

things-photographers-hate Image source: Pawel Kadysz I’ve spent years honing my craft and improving my skills, but this statement has the amazing ability to wipe it all away and make me look like nothing but a monkey with a magic camera.

5. “Let’s Put The Baby In This!”

things-photographers-hate Image source: Anne Geddes Don’t get me wrong, Anne Geddes is an amazing photographer with creative talent that I will never achieve, but she pioneered a trend called “putting babies inside of random crap” that will plague photography until the end of time.

Try Something More Natural

So what’s the best thing you can put your baby in? Here’s a great answer: your arms. It turns out you can leave the baskets and burlap at the thrift store and still have an amazing, intimate newborn shoot that might not make your kid want to set the photos on fire when she’s 16. things-photographers-hate Image source: Radiant Photography

Bonus: Getting Peed On Ranks Pretty Low Too

When we’re on a newborn photo shoot, I always tell my wife and photography partner that she handles babies better than me. This is just my little trick for never getting peed on, which has happened to her several times.

6. “Can I Get All The Original RAW Photos From The Shoot?”

I’ve lost track of the times my clients have asked (or demanded) that I present them with every single image taken during a shoot, RAW and unedited. It’s totally understandable why someone might think this is a reasonable request, so I get why they do it, but from the photographer’s perspective, it simply shouldn’t ever happen. Daniela Bowker has my favorite response to this question: things-photographers-hate Image source: vog

7. When You Edit Our Photos And Put Them On Facebook

things-photographers-hate Image source: fotopitu First off, stop doing this (it might actually a violation of the contract you signed when you hired your photographer). Secondly, if you do it, and someone asks who took the photo, do us a favor and lie. We don’t want the credit.

8. Never Having Good Photos of Ourselves

things-photographers-hate The above is seriously the best photo my wife and I have together from our trip to Paris. Lots of people offered to take our photo, but even after careful instructions, none of them could handle the autofocus feature on my Canon 5D Mark II. Sigh…

9. When You Make Us Miss The Good Light

things-photographers-hate Want to piss off a photographer real quick? Simply show up to your shoot late and miss golden hour.

10. Terrible Photography Clichés

Some photography trends need to die. I know it’s really hard, but we need to let them go. It’s going to be ok.

That One Full Color Item In a B&W Photo

things-photographers-hate Original (much better) image source: Michal Bednarek

Super Crooked Photos Are So Cool!

Every new photographer does this (including me when I first started). It’s fine every now and then, but when you’re looking through a hundred photos and realize that you don’t have any straight ones, you have a problem and need to seek professional help. things-photographers-hate Image source: Aleshyn Andrei

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Now it’s your turn to vent. Leave a comment below and let us know what drives you crazy as a photographer. Here’s your chance to let it all out.
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  • Augment the smartphone photographer's annoyance: "Will you take that picture again with my smartphone?" 6 years ago
  • LOL @ the getting peed on. This happened to my wife and I during our newborn shoot for sure. Question though. What's the etiquette on when you're allowed to bug the photographer for your photos? We had an agreement with our photographer that she'd get the photos ready for us in a month. A month came and went and no contact. We started reaching out to her and she sorta evaded our emails and calls. We started worrying that she lost the photos or something. 2 months in, and I sorta resulted to being a little dickish with her, which I hate doing. 3 months later we got our photos. So really, what's the deal with the timeline here? 6 years ago
  • What Drives me nuts is when try short you, when you already are offering a good deal. Another complaint I have, they want everything edited by basically the next day, and don't realize the process of spectacular edited and the average phone app edited. Another thing I hate is when people show up late and then expect everything to be over in an hour but they still have to do the preliminary make up and hair designs. 6 years ago
  • 1:Taking a picture of the winning team and all the parents run to the field and block me out of the way! 2: Other photographers in my space and who are rude 3: People thinking photographers have an easy job 6 years ago
  • This article is spot on! Thank you for a laugh at myself this morning, I don't ever voice these things to others...and #8 so true. :0) 6 years ago
  • "I just bought an entry level DSLR! I am a pro now and will charge less for photos thus making it harder for real photographers to make money." 6 years ago
  • This post was therapeutic :) I would add the random uncle who just bought a DSLR at Costco and wants to know about all your gear in the middle of family photos or wants to shoot next to you and compare gear. Or the random uncle that stands next to you and says "what are you gonna do with this awful lighting...if it were me...." Kill me now. 6 years ago
  • Oh my goodness this was the BEST interpretation of what it's like for me as a photographer! It's really sad that we're belittled at times, but I guess it's the changing times. 6 years ago
  • What drives me nuts is that people think anyone with a DSLR is a professional. Even the 15 year old who got one for Christmas and just uses the auto setting. Also, everyone assuming that we'll work for free - uh, no! 6 years ago
  • When people ask me to tell them how I do different things in order to obtain that great shot. I usually go into my story about Picasso waiting in a restaurant for his food, while waiting began to doodle on the napkin, a customer came by and asked if they could buy what he had just drawn. He said sure, $20,000. The customer said, "It only took you 5 minutes", Picasso agreed, then he said, " However it took me 40 years to learn how to do it in 5 minutes!". If anyone thinks I am going to tell them what took many years to learn for free, they are mistaken. 6 years ago
  • #8 and #10 made me laugh. 6 years ago
  • #s 4, 6, and 10 - I am so with you on those! :D 6 years ago
  • I'm no pro, but even as an armature many of these are still true and very annoying. Great read, got a few giggles out of it. :) 6 years ago
  • Oh god!!! This is partially why I stopped shooting weddings. Super Crooked Photos: the only photog who could do this well was Denis Reggie. Also, enough with the High Dynamic Range (HDR) toning! 6 years ago
  • Argh #4 is so true! If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that! Also I hate it when I post a photo on Instagram and I get a comment like "cool shot, what filter did you use?". Um its not a filter, I actually spent quite a bit of time editing this shot to make it look this good. The downside to the rise of phone photography is that people think you just snap a shot and add a filter and boom, you're done! Ok rant over ;) 6 years ago
  • Another photographer shooting models outdoors, facing the camera into the sun, and calling the image, which is full of flare and unclear faces, "moody." It creates a mood in me alright...a bad one. ;) 6 years ago
  • it's not about the camera 6 years ago
  • Actually mine gripe is about photographers who always complain about not having the right kit, wont even take images without the right equipment. 6 years ago
  • Yesterday I was browsing through my twitter feed and I spotted a photo I'm pretty sure I took (it's a common landscape but you know... yeah it was definitely mine) cropped to cut off my watermark and oversaturated for no reason whatsoever (in fact it looked horrid as the whole composition was fucked up). I didn't get too pissed off because there's plenty of awfully edited photos of my town (Montepulciano - you know, "artistic HDR", saturation, more saturation, photoshop fiters) and people is still crazy about them for some reason, but really, something in my heart was broken. And about the tilt thing... my teacher is a photographer for Vogue wedding and he always wanted us to tilt stuff to make it dynamic or something like this. I got so annoyed by this thing and by the crappy architecture we wanted us to represent artistically even when the light was total shit that I, uhm, dropped photography (also because he taught us only theory for 4 years and told us we were hopelessly bad). I took it back for mere work reasons. Now I just watch my wannabe photographer friends tilting the shit out of their shots and asking me to vote them in competitions. How 'bout no (they're not the best of friends). 6 years ago
  • OMG! Brilliant! I just switched from weddings to explore Fine Art after 11 years in the biz. Agree with 100% of these!! The cell phone one was one of the reasons I will never miss weddings. LOL. Getting married next May and will have my officiant tell everyone to put their damn phones away and be in the moment. LOVE this! Thank you for a good laugh! 6 years ago
  • I'm a nature photographer. I enjoy actually capturing a great photo in the camera and not relying on post production to make it beautiful. I learned that from my dad. It's annoying when people think it takes no time at all - it's like being a huntress, you have to stalk your pray, and certain days you come up with nothing. 6 years ago
  • Good post! I've got some that I would like to share. The main reason why I gave up wedding photography and now do publicity photography - Phone call... Hi Paul You shot a friends wedding last year and your photo's are amazing, I would love you to shoot mine, how much are you..? Tell them the price and never hear from them again..! People demanding to see the shot you have just taken and say no you can delete all of those, I look awful! People making a beeline for you at an event to tell you NOT to take their photograph. What I say to this one is, no problem, I need to take your photograph so my camera will know and store your face in it's memory bank and not take one when in get in shot. Works every time and I have my image of them. 6 years ago
  • One thing I hate reading - the same unoriginal shit all over again. Not a simple new idea, just a repeat of things that have been said thousands of times before. This post is as interesting and original as a iPhone Instagram photo. 6 years ago
  • I agree with Michal. Further, I find the snarky overtones of this article a bit contrived and pretentious. Unlike the graphic design article with the same idea, the author of this article just seems pissed off at the people paying his bills. Clients have no idea about ANY of these things. You need to learn patience, likely the client that looked on Pinterest just isn't a creative individual. So you're naturally going to get people asking for what's popular... and that's actually a favorable trait in certain industries like marketing and branding. Keeping up with what's popular, however oversaturated the idea, is what's going to pay your bills. I have one rule, no matter how trendy a technique is. If it looks good, it is good. It doesn't matter if you're a "noob" or a seasoned photographer. Chances are that you're taking photos that are equally uninspired. 6 years ago
  • So very true. 6 years ago
  • Wow.... why not simply include in the contract that "none of these photos really belong to the person paying for them..." I mean - really, wth are you doing taking photos of PEOPLE if you aren't willing to hand over OWNERSHIP to them for THEIR LIKENESS in the photo? Who do you "think" you are? I find this article insulting both from a photographer point of view and as a potential client. You want MONEY but you ALSO want ownership of the photos? Fat chance loser. I'm going to send this to a friend who will post it on Facebook as the questions to ask your photographer so they know when a photographer ISN'T for them. Talk about a false sense of entitlement. 6 years ago
  • A controversy awesome thread. 6 years ago
  • The author just sounds like someone who hates his job with a passion and needs to find a new career. Possibly something at McDonald's where they can't be bothered to go above and beyond for clients and do the bare minimum.... 6 years ago
  • Some of you people are fucking laaame. Dude, clients are not entitled to RAW files, it don't work that way, stop acting like you don't know that. Also, to you corn-balls acting like you're the only ones to discover this article is nothing but click bait- no shit! Chill, do you know how hard it is to come up with content you mouth breathers will actually like? Sorry, been listening to a lot of Bill Burr lately... carry on. 6 years ago
  • When you're done with shooting a group pic of people and they all give you their cell phones to take the group pic again and again and again. Worse when their phones go to locked screen to add to more wasted time. 6 years ago
  • Thank goodness for Pro photographers, they make pro designers seem just a little less pretentious, snobby and whiney.... ;) 6 years ago
  • #7. I take the most beautiful pictures of my best friend in amazing colours, and she turns them into a cheap Microsoft-Paint-Black-and-White to put them on Facebook. *cry* 6 years ago
  • Watermarks - Watermarks that cover 1/3 of the pictures. Watermarks where the person has taken much more time to develop their watermark than to improve the quality of their photography. It's one thing to "protect" your work, Its another to just want to see your name in lights 6 years ago
  • I'm an amateur photographer. Can someone please write an article about how unbelievably cheeky it is to ask amateur hobbyist photographers to do their wedding photos for them for free. It's a full time job photographing a wedding and I know how time consuming the post editing is. I have been asked numerous times following a friends shoot I did, and quite frankly the pressure and expectancy I felt would require compensating if I were to do it again. I already have a full time job, I don't want to waste my only 2 days off photographing weddings for free and spending numerous evenings completing requests ( can I have that in black and white please. Can you send these to my parents?) No i can't, I have a child and family to give my precious time to rather than satisfy your ever increasing demands. Please people, if you want quality pictures then value them by assigning part of your wedding budget to these memories. Don't be a cheeky cheapskate who believes great photography comes easy. Especially wedding photography. Rant over.............. until I get asked again. 5 years ago
  • How about when wedding clients are aware when they will get their edited photos because they SIGNED a contract stating it would take a certain amount of time, but they STILL repeatedly ask about when they will be getting their photos back!!! 5 years ago
  • I have a "nice camera" DSLR, impressive looking lenses and have even taken some great workshops. My photos have improve greatly over the years and I've even won some contests (within the state). Do I do weddings? NO WAY. I consider myself a good amateur, not a professional and I'm not going to be responsible for someone's wedding photos. I can see how people at my level, but who don't know thier limits make it hard for pro's. All you need now is a DSLR and to stick a watermark on your photos and you can call yourself a pro. I've seen "pro" watermarked photos that are just bad....bump up that saturation baby bad. As for me, I'll keep taking photos because I like it and I'll enter a contest here and there but I have no aspirations of becoming a Momtographer. I know a real pro photo when I see one and I'm not there. Nothing wrong with that. 5 years ago
  • Hilarious and SO true! Love the photo of you and @Kelley Johnson! That was my fave. You guys are too cute...even when you are out of focus. :) 5 years ago
  • After ten years of weddings, I hung up my holster. Not only because of never having a weekend off, but also more than half of your list became an issue for me, plus Mothers and Bridezillas. I write novels now, and like you, design. I'm never more than a few inches from something with an Apple logo, either. I sold off my equipment. I miss having a camera at times so badly that my fingers itch when I see something that moves me, which depending on the season, can be often. I can truthfully say now, when someone I know asks for photos, "I don't own a camera anymore. I cannot help you. Here's a number for ---." 5 years ago
  • You are in a dark church, the bride is walking down the isle and you just get everything right and late comers open the door and let bright light in and take their good old time. 5 years ago
  • I just photographed an event last night, and now I want to hurl all my gear at someone. Anyone. All the guests pulled and tugged at me to take their cheesy grip and gin photos or just them individually, taking me away from the guest of honor. I'd told the party planner I wasn't set up to take a million group shots, and she still threw me under the bus! Plus people constantly jumped in front of me with iPhones. I think I'm done. 5 years ago
  • I'm a videographer but I can relate. I remember one time I used the head of the person in front of me as a tripod because she wont leave. She wants to take a vid of the proposal so hard with her smartphone, so I mounted my camera on top of her head instead. PS. its a celebrity wedding proposal and the girl with the smartphone is also a famous celebrity. 5 years ago
  • wow! I love your photography.This photography are great. They are really fantastic and meaningful. I am waiting to see more photography form your end.Look forward to see more photos form your end. 5 years ago
  • Thank you for putting all our thoughts into words! I did a family portrait shoot at the beginning of the summer and one of the daughters asked me to send a certain photo to her so she could have it and post it on Instagram. Her exact words were "can you send me that one so I can post on instagram, with that Valencia filter on it." Jokingly (but oh so seriously) I said "you are not ruining this beautiful photo with some cheap filter!" For the record: I'm rather close with the family and would never speak in such a way to anyone who I didn't know. 5 years ago
  • nice article 5 years ago
  • As a beginning photographer who has done some pretty awesome work, if I do say so myself, my daughter has very young twins. She allows me to "play" with the photography, but hires someone else (a nurse who also does this one the side) for the "real" photos. I have actually been told not to take any pictures when they were infants because I was supposed to take care of her and when they were a little older, not to wear them out when I took pictures because the photographer was coming later in the day. My other set of grandchildren had a lot of very good pictures when they lived near me. Now the jealous? mom ruins every photo take I try to do. She also hires someone so I am not needed. The things she does when I bring a camera! 5 years ago
  • I am a newbie photographer and I just love this article, it rings so true, have not had many shoots as yet but I get the gist......but I was absolutely delighted with my first wedding shoot when the bride and groom announced that their 'official photographer' would take photos first and then there would be a session for the cell phone users...made my day : ) 5 years ago
  • Number 8 is me all the time. I will even set up the camera and all you have to do is point and click. ...Nope. So in my travel photos, my husband looks great and I look like a dingus *le sigh* 5 years ago
  • "You can just Photoshop that out" 5 years ago
  • I tinker now and then with photography but strictly of my kids and now my grandkids, family reunions, and cemetery headstones. I prefer restoring vintage photos that I discover or have scanned from various family members [I do provide them with their original back and a copy of my restoration as a courtesy for allowing me access to the photos - it was by this method that I finally was able to see what my maternal grandfather looked like as there are only about 4 photos of him at all and 1 is blurry beyond any type of recognition and another is of him in his casket - which was a trend back then and one I am grateful for as it is the best image of his face]. I'd rather do that for my own genealogical purposes than work with "live" individuals. My Dad started taking photos as a very young man and then decided when he was in his 50's to become a photographer and took classes at NYT in New York City and spent hours and hours blindfolded when practicing loading exposed film [yep! There wasn't any "digital" then] onto the film wheels preparing for developing. We had a darkroom furnished with every piece of development equipment known to man and some that were unknown as he would craft his own tools when he got an idea. He preferred photographing nature and the only human he enjoyed taking photos of was my stunningly gorgeous mother in elaborate sets he designed and built himself [he photographed my sister and myself if he had to ... ]. His friends did not hesitate to request his services for their children's weddings and he would only take money for the cost of film and paper. In one instance the young couple split up before the photos were even ready - I think it happened abt 2 weeks after they returned from their honeymoon so he didn't even get that. Now he was of the mindset where he would give the married couple everything - including the negatives [which is a very bad habit despite what someone above commented in a snide manner. She obviously doesn't realize that those wedding photos are not just "snapshots" but are in fact artworks and it doesn't matter whose image is in them, the photos and all rights to them belong to the photographer. By giving away these items, you, as the photographer are most likely losing business - reprints being done by some cheap mail-order co that only charges 50¢ for a 4x6 and using old chemicals and thereby making them look awful and then having your name attached to the sub-par prints - who is going to call you for your services after having seen those prints? [Dad did it that way so they would NOT ask for his services at weddings. He hated them and was perfectly content to lose "that" business]. Well, that is enough for my commiseration/mini rant. Ignore the negative comments that have been made regarding your article - everyone needs to blow some steam every now and then. 5 years ago
  • I agree with all 10! Great article. 5 years ago
  • I love this, I have seen bridal consultants think it is their place to tell photographers how to do their job. Get back! I think it is critical that family understands the boundaries of each person so as to not cause tension during a wedding shoot. I know of photographers who just stay clear of weddings. 5 years ago
  • Very funny but the real and right update! Everyone love the photo of you. Thank honesty for Pro photographers that make pro designers seem just a small less affected, snooty and whiney. Thank you for put all our opinion into words! It is very helpful for me. Thanks you so much. http://salimkhanphotography.com/ 4 years ago
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    Photographers who think their work is more important than the actual crowd of people who show up to an event and stand in front of the crowd. Live audiences get precedence everywhere, sorry. I am under 5' tall, when you go in front, I see nothing. 4 years ago
  • Non-booked couples, other photographers, and planners who email/call to ask where a location is that they see on our portfolio. Go do your own damn location scouting. If you're not my client, you don't get my multiple decades of location scouting knowledge for free. We don't just press a button on a box. 4 years ago
  • Here are a few things that have ticked me off over the years... 1) The person next to you on the plane asks you why you are flying out of Iceland. You answer for a landscape photo shoot. "Oh, anyone can do that." 2) A former college instructor (though not in the arts) asking you to take a shot for her. Tells you how much it would mean to her if you would do this and make a print. "I would pay you, like $5 bucks." (Gas alone would have been over $10 for me to do this job!) 3) A colleague asking you to do an interior design photoshoot of her cabin. Sets the date, says she will call back that evening. You pack, get all set, keep your evening open for the job and..... she leaves you hanging. 4) A factory contacting you for a job. They want product photography done. They make it clear they want PRO work... after a month of helping them set things up, the boss says. "I just want it set up so anyone from the factory can press the button and we have the shot." Photography takes years of study and training. There is so much observation and planning that goes into this art. You can't just set it up so anyone can press the button and you have the shot. It doesn't work that way. Cameras are tools, not photographers. 4 years ago
  • @setmysite That sucks and I'm sorry. When a photographer doesn't follow the timeline, you are totally in your right to bug them - especially if you have followed the payment schedule! The only time I might hold back photos is if the client hasn't paid me - either the amount needed for me to release the gallery, or the amount needed to download the finals. They should also give you clear turnaround times in their contract/proposal. Glad you finally got the pics and I hope you loved them! 4 years ago
  • A roadeavour phone lens! 4 years ago
  • Yep. Covered it- thank you! Also this one (because I live in tourist land) "But my photographer at home..." I'm here. They're there. I'm not them. 4 years ago
  • Wow Great post. Thanks for sharing. Hope you will share more post. 4 years ago
  • Even though I love my digital camera I think one of thing that drives me a little crazy is that people do not know how to use photoshop I feel that if I have to edit my photos then they are not truly my photos do not get me wrong I have photoshop and lightroom but I rarely use it unless I feel like playing around with different effects and every person that i have taken photos of or for love my photos I do always get the question about photoshop and most people are shocked when I say that i never use photoshop or lightroom. 4 years ago
  • When people can clearly see I have my camera out but still decide to get in the way of my shot. it really pisses me off! 4 years ago
  • I laughed out loud at #7 — seriously, I did — having just spent the better part of an hour trying to disable Shutterfly's goddam auto "Vivid" function. Came across this item after Googling "Shutterfly settings are an insult to photographers," so there you go. Tnx for giving me a laugh! 4 years ago
  • Absolutely hate it when I take a lot of pics, edit the good ones, then send them to my client then they’ll say “didn’t you take more?” So annoying, I have a reason for not sending you pictures. It means they’really bad pictures. 3 years ago
  • Yes! Also just because it is such a great post and #7 is a great one, you have a small typo in #7 I think it was missing the word “be” or something. Thanks for such a great post though! 3 years ago
  • These are true fact.Thanks for the post. 3 years ago
  • When my costumers tell their children to say cheese! when my costumes are chewing gum! 3 years ago
  • Excellent article! 3 years ago
  • The pure truth. Hilarious! 3 years ago
  • I do know one thing for sure, that is photgrahers do not mind ripping people off and stealing money just because you add one word like Senior in front of a menial job. photographers are con artists that people fall for. I take my own pictures and best of call I offer my services at the local high school free of charge (just cost of prints, usually Sams club 10 cents a print) to undercut the local photographers that charge 100 dollars plus to take a simple picture. hopefully more people find out that the idea of taking a picture is not difficult at all. This will bring the price that these con artists charge for photos down to a realistic level. 3 years ago
  • The friends who are never happy with the pictures you take of them because they're not happy with their bodies... I can't change that, they can't be made happy, but by all means, keep taking the time to take their picture, edit, etc. 2 years ago
  • I have two pet hates: YouTube "influencers" and review sites that try to make us dissatisfied with perfectly good cameras and lenses so that they can earn commision when we "upgrade" ... and review sites that post awful photos that in no way show the true capabilities of the equipment they are reviewing. It never bothers me that I am sometimes expected to give my images away for free ... I just quote a realistic price, for example for an archival quality print. People are shocked that the 5 or 6 Euros they imagined they'd pay would not even cover the cost of the ink, never mind the heavyweight art paper; the cost of owning a good camera, fine lenses and a wide format printer; and my time and expertise. 1 year ago
  • These may be spot on, but they're also reasons why folks dislike working with photographers. I guess it all comes down to the contract. But can you imagine you paid a painter to paint your house and he said you can't put certain photos up on your own walls? Or, how about if someone builds you a table, it's copyrighted because he built it, but what if he said, oh, you can't put certain food on the table. That's pretty dang close to what it's like for a person to pay a photographer a ton of money, and then not have the right to do what they please with the photo. Hopefully these things change. Let's refute a few things: 1) This isn't unreasonable for someone to want a new, cutting edge type of photo. This shouldn't be an unreasonable request. 5) Come on man, you're being paid to do work. This shouldn't be an unreasonable request. 6) You're being paid for the work, that is, the photo taking. It's reasonable for the employer to want the source files. This shouldn't be an unreasonable request. 7) Come on man, you're being paid to do work. This shouldn't be an unreasonable request. 12 months ago
  • This is very good and looking full article and photography. I have a image editing company. clippingpathediting.com please visit this website and take you service. 11 months ago
  • #6 is complete BS. if the client pays extra you should give him the entire sd card. this is not rocket science. 9 months ago