Recently we’ve gotten bombarded with horror stories of people hiring a photographer for a commercial shoot, a wedding, a newborn session and get results much less than what they expected. In today’s world of everyone owning a camera and websites being FREE it is much harder to determine who is a real trained professional and who is not. Even a recommendation from a friend can be disastrous and harm a once solid friendship.
I have decided I’d like to share some of these stories with you in a blog series called Photobuse. Not to embarrass anyone or call anyone out (not that I wouldn’t like to call some of these so-called photographers out), but to educate. The best way to learn is to learn from your mistakes. And I hope some of these stories will help you avoid the same mistakes other parents, couples and business owners have made over the last few years.
I have changed the names, the places and even embellished some of the story, so that it will make it almost impossible for you to tell who the photographer is. And you definitely won’t know who the client/consumer was. And though the story has been embellished to hide who it is, the wrong doing, the unethical act, the horror a client lived through is ALL true!
As I said, these are being told to educate the public. Please feel free to share this blog on your Facebook page, tweet it, e-mail to friends far and wide. These exact same type of stories are happening everywhere, not just in Gainesville!