I don't have a professional printer, and rely a lot on Walmart. Just starting out. My local store usually doesn't give me a problem. For Christmas last year I gave my wife's family some pictures from her brothers wedding. I gave her nephew a picture of him and his girlfriend. I sent it up through the web, and was going to pick it up in the town the live in, where we celebrated Christmas. It's two hours from where we live. When I went to pick it up, they wrote professional on the envelope, and asked me for a release from the photographer. I said I am the photographer, and they argued with me. I told them I pick up from my local Walmart all the time, they are welcome to call them. I asked for the manager, and explained I do this for a hobby. He asked for my business cards, which I don't have. They refused to give me the picture. I explained that I have signed Walmart's form stating I am not violating copyrights, and the copyrights belong to me. They made me feel like I wasn't capable of having talent. I eneded up getting angry and asked them if they wanted me to go to my car and bring in my photo gear which is around $4,500. They kept making comments to me like sure you are the photographer. I felt like saying is it because I'm Mexican you don't think I have the talent or captial to buy camera equipment. This has also happened at other stores outside my city. I'll use them because my local store's printer is always broke down. I included the picture they hasseled me with. I always say thank you when they mention the pictures are from a professional.
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