lensfreak wrote in post #14619740
Today I was offered the chance to shoot some work for a local sporting venue.
The venue is just plain bloody ugly and run down and very poor look. What do I do?
The reason I am asking the forum is that once I have shots they are to be submitted for approval. I know the approved is quite picky and basically asked me to make a lump of clay look like a nugget of gold.
Should I just pull out and decline the offer?
They want photos in two weeks. Could this turn into a not happy shoot again, not happy shoot again and so on episode?
In any case, just make sure that you can give them what they need. Get as good an idea as possible of what they want, and then ask yourself if you can deliver that to them. If you don't think you can do that, then back out as soon as possible.
You don't sound too confident, you don't sound too committed, and you also don't sound like you NEED the work. From that alone I sort of suspect that you probably shouldn't bother. But I could be wrong about that. In any case, do not screw over your client. If you're not competent enough to do it, then backing out ASAP is FAR better than pissing them off by botching the job. And if you're going to back out, the respectful thing to do is to do it as soon as possible so that you don't leave them hanging.