I run a music photography site in addition to a general photography site. I received an email via my music Facebook page asking if I can photograph a gig, which I happily did.
At the end of the gig, I hand them a business card for my general photography site (since I’m out of my music cards). On sending the client the watermarked photos, they tell me that they can’t afford to pay for them after all.
A few days later, I get an email to my general photography website:
Client: Hi. We recently got some photos done and they’re a bit messed up. I heard you were really good from some friends and was hoping you could do me a favour and remove the watermarks for me? We’re happy to give you like $20 for the lot.
Attached are ten of my photos, all with watermarks poorly smudged out by the blur tool or some crappy watermark removal software.