I was working on a flyer design for an orchestra’s upcoming annual summer concert. Since there had to be a photo on the background, I chose one from the previous year’s concert. It was a photo of some public and a stage. There was really small pixelated orchestra on the back and a pixelated shape that seemed to be a conductor’s back in front of them.
Client: That is not the right conductor. Please Photoshop our current one into the photo!
Me: I’m not sure that’s as big a deal as you might think. The conductor is such a small part of the image that most people won’t even notice, especially since it’s going to be even smaller when printed.
Sensing that it would be easier to just do it than argue any further, I exchanged one tiny conductor’s back for another tiny conductor’s back.
That’s when I got another, angrier call:
Client: Some people from the orchestra have also changed! Change them too!