I do a lot
of contract photography for a university. Despite their desperate need for new
stock-type photos of current students, they only ever send me to painfully
boring alumni events where I take shots of old people standing around eating in
poorly lit rooms. It’s also worth noting that they don’t use anyone else for
photography besides me.
Client: Our new magazine is going to
print-check in a week so send me your best action shots of our students.
Looking for dramatic angles of ethnically diverse groups who are dressed
professionally and have confident expressions.
Me: Why would you think that I have anything like that just
Client: Oh, and our alumni event is tomorrow,
too! Some of our oldest donors will be there. Maybe you’ll get some useful