6 things not to say to a photographer

If you've ever suffered the client from hell, these comments might sound wincingly familiar...

Whether you work for a design agency or you're on your own as a freelancer, you're bound to come into contact with some pretty frustrating clients. Whilst there's no easy way to escape clients from hell, you can use their ridiculous requests for your own inspiration.

A couple of weeks ago we brought you an entertaining series of typography posters from Zerouno that collated all the ridiculous quotes they've received from clients over the years, under the heading Things not to say to a graphic designer. Well now they've done a follow-up called What not to say to a photographer.

Anyone who's ever tried to earn a living from professional photography will wince in horror at some of these irritatingly common comments and requests...

What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!


Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specialising in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine, the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers. Over two decades in journalism he’s worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, Heat, Company and Bella. Follow him on Twitter @tom_may.