I was working on a brochure for a hair
dye company. The client wanted a photo of a woman with grey hair for the
brochure. I showed him some stock photos, but he didn’t like any of them.
Instead, he sent me a photo of a young woman.
Client: Can you make
her hair grey?
could, but it would be a lot of unnecessary work. Are you sure I can’t just pick
a photo that naturally has grey hair?
Client: Yes, I like this one.
I changed the hair color.
Client: She looks too young to have the grey hair. Can you
make her look older?
can try, but I promise it won’t look great. Can’t you just use a photo of an
Client: No, I like this one.
I altered the photo to make her look older.
Honestly, I even surprised myself with the job I did – it didn’t look half bad.
I assumed the client would be happy with it now.
Client: Can you turn her face a little? She’s looking away
from the camera
time, that’s impossible. It’s a 2D image and I can’t produce a side to her head
that’s not already there.
Client: I thought you said you were good at editing? Fine,
if you can’t make this simple request we’ll pick another photo.
The worst part about this story?
The client was my dad.