If you follow world class retoucher and owner of Solstice Retouching, Pratik Naik, you already know he is something of a jokester. Routinely posting quirky comments, mostly photography or retouching related, Pratik could very well be the Ellen DeGeneres of our industry, although I can't say for sure until I see him dance. Pratik's blog often carries over many of his antics.
Recently Pratik queried his social media following to find out what some of best (read here worse) ways people have responded to photographers when presented with a project quotes. Many of the field's top photographers responded, although we will never quite know who they are, since Pratik promised to keep them all anonymous. Pratik chose 35 to feature on a blog post on his site, but reading the original thread of his Facebook is not only relatable (as we have all had these moments), but also cringe worth as you hear some of the amazingly rude responses photographers have received.
My favorite is probably, "I once told a would be client, 'Last year I went to the bank to pay on a loan with my photo credits.' He just laughed at me and said, 'Son, the real world takes real money!' Long silence, then he said, 'Oh so you would like to get paid?' Yes, yes I would!"
It is always great when you can lead a potential client to self realization about their undervaluing your time and worth. Well played Internet mystery person, I salute you, whomever you are.
Head over to Pratik's blog post to view the rest.