Every now and then in a client consult, the couple I’m meeting with will throw something at me that is unexpected or interesting or makes me pause. The first time, I made it into a post, and now I’m thinking I should really take the time to blog about this stuff – under the headline Infrequently Asked Questions (IAQs). Some of the things my potential clients throw at me is fascinating to me to dissect and possibly interesting or useful to someone looking to hire me.
The other day, the people I was meeting with asked me what bothers me about other photographers – their images or the way they conduct themselves. Everyone (or nearly everyone) I meet with is hiring a photographer for the first time, trying to determine what is important and what doesn’t matter; how much they need to spend to get the images they want, without really knowing what they want. So really, this is a great question, assuming they actually like me and my images. So here we go – things photographers do that bother me, with hopefully enough respect: