A new client runs bed and breakfast company that just added a new lodge. They wanted photos retouched for their website and newsletter..
Client: I’ve attached the photo. I just want it to look nice, but I could do with it by the end of the day.
The attached photo is a dull-looking snapshot of the lodge, taken in early January at about 4:30pm, with very little visible though the heavy snowfall. I do my best to warm up the look of the lodge so that it looks nice and cosy on the inside.
Client: No! That doesn’t look nice! I meant like a nice summer afternoon.
Me: There are 8-inches of snow. The pond is frozen solid.
Client: Can’t you just Photoshop the snow out of it?
Me: Not really. If you have some other reference photos then I could try and recreate the finished lodge, but it would basically be a digital painting by the time I’m finished.
Client: Who said anything about a painting? I just want you to get rid of the snow from the photo I sent you using the photo I sent you. Is that so hard?
Me: Yes! Exceedingly.