Sometimes, things don’t click for a client.
I was shooting a wedding at a church when a guest yelled at me, stating that I “ruined the sanctity” of the wedding because my camera was making clicking sounds with each shot. He said that, because I’m not shooting with film, my camera did not need to make clicking noises.
The guest made sure to inform the bride, groom, and their parents of this ‘fact.’
The shutter (aka the thing that opens to let the light in to make the image) makes the click sound…get over yourself Super “Sanctity” Guy…you know nothing.
More on Copyrights…
I am a freelance photographer without a studio and I recently gave a woman a quote for her daughter’s High School graduation photos. She said I charged too much and went to a local studio that charges more. I know this because she called me and asked how much I would charge to take the watermark off the proofs she got from the studio. She said they charged too much for regular prints. She figured I would only charge her a couple of bucks since “I only had to Photoshop out the other studio’s logo”.
When I refused to help her, she said she was going to tell all the other parents at the school how unprofessional I was.
What is with these people? Do they not know about intellectual property, or how to read contracts they sign?
Copyright Infringement is Never Funny!
As a part-time photographer, I take copyright infringement very seriously. A client came in to my print shop to test that.
Client: Can you make a copy of this picture?
Me: Unfortunately no. I am not allowed.
Client: What do you mean?
Me: This image is the photographer’s intellectual property. It is illegal for me to make a copy of his work without his permission.
Client: So you don’t have the equipment? You can’t do it? You have all these big machines, surely you can do it.
Me: I can do it, I’m just not allowed to. In theory, I can make a copy. In practice, it is illegal to copy a photographer’s work.
Client: But I’ve had this done somewhere else before.
Me: Then they were breaking the law. I’m sorry, I just can’t help you. I can lose my job, get fined, or go to jail. It’s the law.
Client: I don’t understand. If we close the door, and I promise not to tell anybody, then it’s okay…
Me: So if we close the door, and I murder my colleague, but you don’t tell anybody, is that okay?
I don’t usually reblog others’ photos, but this striking knit must end up on my DPNs ASAP!
The pattern is called “PERRY STREET RUGBY” done in Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca. It just sounds heavenly :D I’ll try not to think about the cost of the yarn :S