5. Dirty or un-kept fingernails and toenails.
I don't remember when I first started getting irritated by this. I think I started to notice it when I was ready to submit to my first editorial. Now, no matter the skill level of the subject I always reminds them to make sure their nails are clean.
4. Raw Files
Asking me for my Raw files is a big "No No". Unless your company, agency or your publication requires it to be edited by your retoucher. I never EVER give my Raw files out. It just never gonna happens. Plagues me to no end, that so many have it in there head to ask a photographer for there Raw images and maybe some photographers do it, but I don't and never will.
99% I will let a talent bring an escort along with them. The problem with it is when the escort is overly-insecure and causing problems by making the talent uncomfortable. I've only had this happen twice and I am not one to mince words when I kick people off set. So don't have your overly-insecure escort come along if they are going to cause problems.
With that being said a escort is not defined as...
- My child
- My department store manager
- My dog
- My cat
- My friend who is hoping to shoot with but doesn't have to pay
2. Keeping an open mind
I have been doing photography for quite sometime, but limiting yourself is very off putting to me. I'm not saying open-mindedness should be a person doing something that is absolutely damaging to themselves or entity they work for me, but I didn't get to where I am right now focusing on what's only in the box...
...I looked beyond the box, matter of fact I shot that box with a 12 gauge and kept it movin'. You come to me to shoot, what do you expect my mind process is going to be?
I've only had this happen when there are more than one talent on set. Generally, I will kick both talents off set and let there management team know I did it too. This is a profession and not high school. This also goes to talent who thinks we are cool enough that you can come and talk to me about why you don't like someone I am working during the shoot or afterwards. I honestly don't need it. My shoots are fun and positive, when you step on set with me your negative mood and thoughts are not allowed.