Upload & Sell: Off
Nathan Padgett wrote:
Again.....please don't turn this into a "pinterest sucks" thread. I know. But I do want to make my clients happy, which means if they ask for some cheesy photos, I may take some cheesy photos. And as silly as this photo may or may not be.........it is VERY popular one.
To answer your why question:
a: because a bride wants it
b. because it's interesting to figure it out
c: because a paying bride wants it
d: it takes two seconds to make a paying bride happy
My comment has nothing to do with printerest, instagram, etc.
If my client wants (more like demand) something I don't do I missed something in my communication to them about what I do. Sure, a request is cool and we get them too, but I really stay as far away as I can from copying what they see somewhere else. Most of my clients let me do what I do based on what they saw during the consultation. A "generalized" request is preferred. A copy is frowned upon.
I think there is a bit of confusion about making a bride happy by copying and doing what YOU do as a photographer. On the other hand if your business model is to take 90% request based on what the client provides I agree, do exactly what they want. The question then becomes did you succeed at doing something you don't do or know how to do [properly as requested]. I don't find myself asking that question because I do what I do (as in what I know based on what I've studied/practiced).
Any request can be attempted. The end result is the issue. If you're really crappy at handling fill-flash will you agree to do a shot in high-noon with the sun over your client shoulder? If you agree to it have the correct gear ready and practice....IF you have time to learn the proper technique. Otherwise, do what you normally do to create great images and the reason the client hired you in the first place. Later on you can learn the proper way to use fill-flash. Obviously this is a simple example in which if you're getting paid to do this you should know fill-flash already.