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How NOT to Approach a Photograper If You’re an ‘Influencer’


I really dislike it when photographers aren’t treated with respect for their time and talent. Sadly, it happens way too often.

Photographer Justin Rosenberg recently fell into this situation. He was recently approached by a media personality that wanted to take advantage of her position. The funny part is that she had less online engagement than he did, so there was legitimately no value to the over-inflated claims produced in the beginning.

The conversation below is exactly how NOT to approach a photographer when you want someone to produce content for you.

I do wonder if she just moved on any kept messaging people till someone said yes. In the eyes of some people, I wouldn’t be surprised if they saw nothing wrong with it.

What do you think?

Thank you Justin for sharing your story. Be sure to see more of Justin’s work on his website and Instagram.

(via Retouchist)

About the author: Pratik Naik is a photo retoucher specializing in commercial and editorial work. To see his work, head over to his website or give him a follow on Instagram and Facebook. This article was also published here.