Things Clients Say To Photographers – How Many Have You Heard?

Sep 24, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Things Clients Say To Photographers – How Many Have You Heard?

Sep 24, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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What do the phrases “Can you upload these to facebook?”, “Can you send me the RAWs?”, and “Is that how you’re going to edit it?” have in common? For starters, they’re all reasons why I, personally, am not cut out to be a portrait photographer. They’re also playfully accurate quips used in this humorous take on some of the gear grinding things oblivious clients say to photographers.

To be fair, most clients have no idea how offensive some of the stuff they say to us is. (And they clearly do not realize how reactive our sensitive artistic egos are to the absurdity they sometimes come up with. Like when they bring along their iPhone to a photoshoot and ask you take a couple pics of them with it for Instagram.)

You can’t really get upset at the clients, so sometimes the best way to deal with it is to poke fun and have a nice laugh at it instead. This video, made by Clint Decker and The Crossroads Photoclub, can help you do just that. Take a look:

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12 responses to “Things Clients Say To Photographers – How Many Have You Heard?”

  1. Nhu Hoai Vo Avatar
    Nhu Hoai Vo

    Photographerception?

  2. Ehsan Avatar
    Ehsan

    Very annoying !!!!!

  3. leanucci Avatar
    leanucci

    “Are you getting the bokahh?”

    1. emrumc311 Avatar
      emrumc311

      Bhahaha

  4. Jeremie Plourde Avatar
    Jeremie Plourde

    Quite a few

  5. Beto Castillo Avatar
    Beto Castillo

    … Is it just me or does it seem like there’s more and more useless posts like this on here lately? Nothing DIY about this and it’s way longer than it needs to be with overly recycled ‘jokes’
    I think they used the “X isn’t here, can you photoshop them in?” thing about 3 times in a minute.

  6. Izzy35004 Avatar
    Izzy35004

    Can you make my teeth look straight??

  7. ajfudge Avatar
    ajfudge

    I had a client (a group) whose one member brought her own camera. Everytime I take pictures, she also takes pictures. It was annoying because she was messing with my lighting (blocking the light, triggering the slaves with her built-in flash). So what I did was, whenever I was about to take a picture and she was openly snapping, I just stop. I stop long enough that her group would be annoyed at her and scold her. Then I told her that her make-up needed retouching just so I could keep her occupied.

    1. ext237 Avatar
      ext237

      LOL. There is a local guy that cranks up his flash power and puts it on optical trigger. Point and shooters end up with horribly over exposed images. :)

      1. ajfudge Avatar
        ajfudge

        Oh, and the unbelievable part was when she got her pictures printed, she charged her groupmates for their copies. I haven’t seen her shots but I bet they’re terribly over-exposed as well.

  8. akshayjamwal Avatar
    akshayjamwal

    Some of these are funny, but 9 minutes is way too long.

  9. bontiball Avatar
    bontiball

    this is so fucking stupd. thank god as a professional, I have not heard many of these