There is one aspect of doing photography for other people that drives me bonkers. It happened with my very first ever photo shoot and has happened here and there ever since. Here is how it plays out: pictures taken, editing done, images sent to client, client is pleased. Weeks or months later, client calls/emails and gives some variation of this: “Can I get image 1126 in color? And can image 1145 be in sepia instead of black and white?” Etc. etc. If it happened with an image here or there, fine. But I feel like it happens to me all the time. At first, it just seemed like it was friends who weren’t paying much for the images or were getting them for free and that still happens quite a bit. But I just recently had a paying client do the same thing.
What do other photographers do? Do you edit all images in color and then do a black and white one in addition to a color one? Does this even happen to you? Do we just do whatever the client wants? I want people to be happy with the final image, but what ends up happening for me is that I never feel like a job is “finished” because I wonder if and when I’m going to get these kinds of requests. I also get discouraged and don’t even want to have any artistic creativity with my editing (which is honestly one of my favorite parts!). Any advice?