It is always nice to receive emails from people who enjoy looking at your work or who find inspiration in it, then there are those asking for a bit of advice or how was that shot info and I am more than happy to reply when I can.
Then there are the emails that really over step the line and get your goat. The email below is one I got a few weeks ago from a photographer I have never spoken to before and who also has Australian images on his site.
There is the saying “There is no harm in asking” but I don’t know why photographers expect other photographers to release this kind of information. “How are your cards printed” yea sure no problem…. “what’s your best product line and what’s your sites product turn over….” bugger off.
I had to get my General Manager to send a reply to this email. It was different to the one I wanted to send.
Would you also like my company business plan and MYOB account profile. Gee wizz.
I am a landscape photographer over here in NZ and am in the process of upgrading my site.
I am wondering if I can ask a couple of questions of you regarding your product lines if you don’t mind. Do you sell many of your greeting card packs ? They look really nice – are they digitally printed or off set printed ?
How is your canvas / triptych side of things going ? Do you mind letting me know what are the best products / sellers for you and approximately how much product you turn over from your site ?
Really nice site by the way and of course great images.
Hope all is well.
(name with held)