After the big MeaganK photo news (where a photographer stole the images off of other photographer’s sites, and then made up stories about the couples in the pictures on her blog post), here comes another controversy of ripoff published by a photographer. (click on image to view).
These are weird times if you are interested in being a professional photographer. I have never seen a declining industry (in dollar volume) have such a surge in “get rich quick” workshops and seminars! And most of them are seriously fake. No track record, and very little honesty.
I made a promise to myself. When and if I ever got to a level of success, I would do what I can to help people not as far up the road. I never charge a speaking fee, and as many of you know, I answer emails personally. But I didn’t think I would take the role of consumer advocate.
I first learned of the topic of this latest controversy when a photographer reached out to me and explained that she had paid like $600 for a skype consultation. She was told to “triple her prices” straight away, with no background information otherwise. She did, and her business stopped, as common sense would dictate.
So many people call themselves experts or portray themselves as rich and famous, I guess to sell workshops and seminars. To those of you outside of the portrait/wedding photography world, I know you are going, “huh?”.
To avoid the scam workshops, go to http://www.fisheyeconnect.com Or contact me on my facebook page or twitter. I’ll give you the truth about what I know.