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    Horror of all horrors

    I took some pictures on Saturday of a 2 year old. Her Mom really likes the pictures and has requested a black and white photo with the eyes left in color. I really dislike this effect and think it looks tacky and amateurish. How can I tell her this without offending her?

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    Just do it, she wants the picture not you.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Are they paying customers? if not, say that it is against your general principle as an artist. If they are paying then the customer is always right

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    I have only used this effect once. it was fun doing it but it takes too much work:


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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Just do it, she wants the picture not you.
    Well it is a pain in the butt to do it...

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    She is paying, but I don't want to end up on www.youarenotaphotographer.com

    Here is the picture


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    Can you show her photos with and without the eyes retouched? Maybe then she'll see that it's not a good idea.
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    It's not that hard to do, I just think it looks tacky.


    Quote Originally Posted by tuxbailey View Post
    I have only used this effect once. it was fun doing it but it takes too much work:


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    It's not that hard to do, I just think it looks tacky.

    It is since it is overly used...

    Maybe you can send her the tutorial so she can do it herself? You know the saying about teaching one to fish ...

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    Great picture!

    Which lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxbailey View Post
    Great picture!

    Which lens?
    I'll have to check, it's either the Canon 40mm f/2.8 or the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    She is paying, but I don't want to end up on www.youarenotaphotographer.com
    First time I learned about this site. The examples there are indeed horrible. But you got nothing to worry, I doubt your shots would ever end up there.

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    I think it looks nice

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    not a fan.

    but it's certainly no candidate for that website.
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    She was a handfull to work with, I think she needed a nap.





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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    not a fan.
    I'm not, either. It makes her look like she's wearing blue contact lenses.
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    Some days you educate, some days you accommodate. Deliver the goods. I think it's hokey. Kinda like the "Two Poses in One" or the "Portrait with Giant Floating Head in the Clouds" from the 70s and 80s.
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    I Belive who cares what others think of the pics you take long as you like them .We all have different taste.Ps i do love all ya pics you are gifted

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    I took some pictures on Saturday of a 2 year old. Her Mom really likes the pictures and has requested a black and white photo with the eyes left in color. I really dislike this effect and think it looks tacky and amateurish. How can I tell her this without offending her?
    Be honest. Tell her it looks tacky and amateurish.

    Couch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Be honest. Tell her it looks tacky and amateurish.

    Couch
    I think she will like this one


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    It's not even the true color of her eyes. If you won't tell the client it's tacky, I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    Be honest. Tell her it looks tacky and amateurish.

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    Rude!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
    It's not even the true color of her eyes. If you won't tell the client it's tacky, I will.
    I know, that's a problem. The girl has gray/blue eyes. I had to saturate them just to get them to show up in color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Just do it, she wants the picture not you.
    No. One is know for their worst work, not their best.

    Be honest with her, Chris. Tell her that you really dislike the effect and you have to uphold the standard of your work.
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