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STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

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Old 05-02-2007, 12:08 PM
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STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

"you mean you can't just process all of the images?"

"i put a blue filter on the lens cause i wanted a colder tone to the story"

"why should we have to pay for retouching on photographs that we didn't end up using?"

"why can't you make my photograph look like an annie leibovitz photograph?"
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:02 PM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

"it's 300x400 pixels, i need to have it printed 11x14"
"I saved it as a low quality jpeg, and now it is all jaggy, fix it"
"the check is in the mail"
"i could do this myself"
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:30 PM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

no joke…

"i only want it die-cut on 1 side"
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Old 05-02-2007, 03:50 PM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

A customer had some ancient charcoal portraits that had been damaged in a flood. She wanted me to fix them.

No, she didn't want new prints, she wanted me to "fix" the portraits that she was holding in her hands.

I explained that I use a computer and all I could do was scan the images and try to repair the damage on the computer and provide new prints.

She blew a gasket and yelled at me that she knew I was going to use a computer "did I think she was stoopid" and if I couldn't do it maybe I could help her find someone who was better at using a computer and could do it for her.

That pretty much ended my re-touching career.

Margaret
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:19 AM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

When ordering business cards, letterhead etc..."You can download our logo from our web site."

"Can you email that artwork to the newspaper?" (The PhotoShop file is 72 MB)
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:42 AM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

"shooting the color card screws up my rhythm"
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:03 AM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

Many years ago I worked for a Photo Restoration place called Pro Color. We did work through Macy’s and Gimbals. Woman has a tintype photo of her great grandfather she wants to have restored. She asks if we can take his hat off. Salesperson asks her what kind of hair he had, curly, wavy, straight? She says you’ll know when you take the hat off!
How about can you add dark highlights? (From an art director too.)
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:53 PM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

"I think something is wrong with this outlet because my laptop froze!" -she didn't plug her mouse in.
"Only talk to me in megabytes. Kilobytes are just too big. How will you email it to me?"
"Can you rotate it so it swooshes stage right?"
"Why don't you burn the uploads to me?"
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:15 PM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

Not all that stupid, but a great example of improper English that I hear more and more these days: "Can you Photoshop it?" It should be "Can you retouch it" or some similar verb. Photoshop is a noun. Not a verb. But we saw this same thing done with Xerox: "Can you Xerox it?"...And Google "Can you Google it?"
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:02 AM
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Re: STOOPID things photographers/art directors have said to me:

I find myself still saying xeroxing when referring to making copies, but my teenage kids don't know what I'm talking about. I think thats funny. And they look at me like I'm crazy.
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