A question we got a lot, how do you tactfully tell someone they shouldn’t go pro? Should you tell them? What if they ask?
“Help me You Are Not a Photographer, you’re my only hope. I’ve come to
you seeking advice on how to best handle fauxtogs, especially those
who happen to be in your family. Maybe others have advice on how best
to handle constructive criticism without causing family feuds? My SIL
is a special breed of photographer in that she somehow has a degree
in photography and while I am a humble hobbyist, her images are worse
than what I delete off the back of my camera. I’ve smiled and nodded
for the past 10 years, but she recently went into ‘business’ and I
either want to stab myself in the eye or break her pop-up flash off at
the very least. I’m often called to dutifully compliment these photos
and I just can’t find it in my heart to do more than smile and nod.
Anonymous and passive aggressive is more my style, but I can’t submit
her work to your site, no matter how much she deserves it; I did make
sure to publically like you on Facebook after she posted a session,
hoping she’d get the hint. How do you confront a person who has no
business tarnishing the name of photography as a profession?