If It Ain’t Broke, Book It!

| Right | December 5, 2014

(This conversation takes place over the messaging system on my website.)

Customer: “Hi. Are you available to come out to [Place approx 50 minutes from where I am located] to take some photos of my car club’s meet up?”

Me: “Hi, there. What date are you having the meet up?”

Customer: “The 18th of this month. How much will it cost?”

Me: “Yes, I am free then. Cost will depend on how many hours you require me to be there, All your photos are included in the price and will be edited and placed on either USB or disk for you.”

Customer: “Um, I don’t know. A couple of hours or so.”

Me: “Okay, well, the best deal I can give you is $[total] for the first hour and $[other amount] for every half hour after that. The travel costs are included in the first hour.”

Customer: “Oh, I can’t afford that; I’m a bit broke at the moment.”

Me: That’s fine. Unfortunately, I cannot lower the price anymore. However, if you do change your mind let me know and I would be happy to schedule you in.

Customer: “Bummer, Do you have a camera I could just borrow for the day? I won’t wreck it or anything.”

Me: “I am sorry, but I cannot lend my equipment out.”

Customer: “I will be real careful; I could even give you a $20 bond.”

Me: “No, sorry. I am unable to do that, maybe you could ask a friend to borrow their camera.”

Customer: “Nah, they are broke, too.”

Me: “Okay, then. If you change your mind about scheduling in with me let me know. Have a nice day.” *bangs head on desk*

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The Philosophy Of Photography

, | Learning | October 20, 2014

(I’m in creative photography class. My teacher puts up a photograph taken by a famous photographer.)

Teacher: “All right, who took this photo? He’s famous!”

Classmate: “Aristotle?”

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Double The Pictures, Half The Brain

, , , | Right | April 10, 2010

(I am giving information about documents students need to bring to their university interview.)

Me: “We’ll need you to bring your birth certificate, an ID, your high school diploma, and eight black and white photos for your file.”

Customer: “Eight photos? How?”

Me: “Yes, eight black and white photos.”

Customer: “You mean four black and four white?”

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Photo Incognito

, , , , , , | Right | March 11, 2010

Me: “How can I help you, ma’am?”

Customer: “My daughter’s passport photo was just rejected.”

Me: “Did she take it here?”

Customer: “No, it was taken at [other location].”

Me: “What can we do for you then?”

Customer: “It needs to be retaken!”

Me: “Well, if you would like to have your daughter come in we will be happy to take it for her.”

Customer: “She has to be here?”

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(Copyright) Piracy On The Seventy Seas

, , , | Right | March 3, 2010

Customer: “I’d like three copies of this photo, please.”

Me: “I’m very sorry, sir, but this we can’t copy this. It’s a professionally taken photo.”

Customer: “What?! It was taken on a cruise ship three years ago!”

Me: “I apologize, sir, but we’re not allowed to copy professional photos without the photographer’s consent.”

Customer: “It was taken on a cruise ship five years ago! What does the law have to do with anything!”

Me: “Sir, the government could fine us fifteen-thousand dollars for going against the copyright on those photos. The law gives the photographer legal ownership of those photos for seventy years.”

Customer: “Well, it’s been seven!”

Me: “I said seventy.”

Customer: “Well, seventy, then!”

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