A&P Couple From Engagment Shoot Has Horrible Idea. v. What To Do?

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Okay, so a couple of my friends want me to do their engagement photos, and shoot their wedding, cool.

    I just got a text from them saying that they want a black and white picture, with selective coloring where the only color is his blue eyes, and her red lips. :ugh:

    Now they're nice people, but the girl with just red lips is going to look like a gigantic whore if I do that... lol

    So far I've just told them, "Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't, we can give it a try and see if it works or not." How else can I discourage them from this idea? :rofl:
     
  2. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    do it for one photo, it'll make them happy and hopefully a print sale for you, even if its shit

    if the whole shoot was like that :run:
     
  3. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    If you're getting paid then you're shooting to make them happy, not you.
     
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    Yeah, I think what you're telling them is probably the best thing. If they like it, then...you made them happy.
     
  5. johan

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    just do it, keep it subtle, not outrageous, and try and make it look nice anyways with your brillant PP'ing skills :)

    Pose her slyly to tone down the whoriness. think "deb" instead of "slut" .
    Plus you can lightly desat the lips so its not trash hooker red, more of a girly red.

    How about a closeup face, lattice window behind, looking into each other's eyes, very innocent look on her face. keep her lips slightly apart, looking upward. doe-like, ingenue.




    Anyways that's obb not the only photo you're going to deliver, so just throw it in with the rest.

    I always try my best to deliver, even if they ask for total shit...just improve the shit as much as possible :big grin:
     
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  6. Bloody Sunday

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    the problem is, if he doesn't give his professional opinion, someone else with the same opinion as the TS, then they go back to him and ask why he allowed them to look like fools :rofl:
     
  7. mojito

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    because thats what we're paid to do

    we've all shot something that compromised our image at some point
     
  8. johan

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    never happens in my experience. The couple usually beams at their prized photo, even though others (me) is doing an :hsugh: inside.

    They pimp that photo everywhere, and typically their friends/peers are of similar background/similar income level/similar taste so they love it too.

    And ask you to do the same for them.



    It works out just fine. And anyways ...its all part of selling out for the almighty $$ :rofl:
     
  9. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Welcome to selling your services not your vision.
     
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    have fun with that :rofl:
     
  11. Girth

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    Customer is always right.
     
  12. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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  13. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Yeah... I'll just bust out those PS skills... :hsugh: What filter do I use again? :rofl:

    Nah, really my PS skills kinda suck, I like the ideas that you suggested though!
     
  14. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    No, they're wrong, we just let them think they're right.

    I'm not charging for this shoot, kind of a "hire me for your wedding and I'll throw in an engagement shoot" thing. Still getting my feet wet, but I'm sure I can do it. I worked with them for a couple years and they're good friends of mine that don't have thousands to spend on a photog, so I offered up my services since they've got lots of friends, with deep pockets. :x:
     
  15. mojito

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    shit man, you can selective color in a image editing app for the iphone lol
     
  16. mojito

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    how are they wrong? because it doesn't mesh with your style?

    how much are you charging? how many weddings have you shot?
     
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    from my experience, customers and photographers don't always see photographs the same way. They have a request? You fill it. But that doesn't mean you can't do things you think would look good too. You need to fill the gap with shots you KNOW they'll like as well as shots you THINK they'll like, not one or the other.
     
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    IN for whore picture
     
  19. Gvidon

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    Its ok...one day you will be able to pick and choose your customer, until then..suck it up.
     
  20. Drunken Karnie Midget

    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Process one photo in the way that they want it... and then reprocess the same RAW in the way that you would normally do it. If it turns out they don't like the idea nearly as much as they thought they would, then you have a backup on hand for the same image.
     
  21. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its the way of the world my friend.

    use the rest of the shoot for your creative eye. if they want this one, let them have it. no biggy.
     
  22. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    you also have the option of really doing it up to make her look like a whore. i mean really make it look god awful so they don't want it. :o but personally, i'd say do what they want. the few people that i've had pay me for shots always loved shit that i just hated. gotta do what sells if you want to make money.
     

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