I was working on a promotional
shoot where some poorly-paid students gave
away free umbrellas branded by a client. They did a great job, and our photos
proved it; there were a lot of happy faces, people twirling their new free,
umbrellas, and everything went perfectly.
Until the client saw
is no rain.
Me: Yeah, I can see how rain would have been
ideal, but the promotion had a very specific schedule made months in advance.
It’s bad luck but I think the photos turned out great.
Client: These won’t work. We
Me: Are you
saying you want to schedule another shoot?
Just add rain.
Me: You mean, like, add rain drops? To the
photos we took in the sun? That would mean changing the whole image. Everything
in it, the ground, the sky, every individual object in the photo, would have to
be painstakingly manipulated. I can do it, but it’s going to take at least another
two days, and I’ll have to charge you for that.
I only hired you because you said you knew Photoshop.