I think most people don’t understand the amount of work that goes into photography. I think the majority think that DSLRs are like point and shoot cameras.
I’m in the US Army and have been deployed to Iraq for the past 11 months. I’ve taken a ton of photos for my Company and Battalion. I don’t mind because it’s a break away from the crappy life in Iraq.
As an example, a couple days ago, we had a change of command ceremony. I took about 237 photos of which, 80ish were unique and the rest were various burst shots. I gave him 80 shots that I processed within the first 24 hours of the shoot. My First Sergeant wants ALL of the photos and wants them immediately. I didn’t even bother explaining that I shoot in all RAW.
This type of grief does take a lot of joy out of photographing. It amazes me people regardless of profession want instant gratification. They all seem to think the "big expensive camera" takes nice point and shoot pictures.
Anybody else deal with similar expectations from clients, family, friends, etc?