Now, this might fall under pet peeves, but I've had people asking me if I was the one who took the pictures in our business website. Which tends to disturb and exasperate me. I know, I know, I should try to rise above it and all that. But seriously, why on God's green earth would I be posting photographs that aren't mine for a photography business? Wouldn't I be cheating and deceiving potential clients if I posted other people's photos? *sighs* I mean, it's a gosh darn photo business. I'm selling my photographic skills!
There's a part of me that gets insulted big time. As if they find it so damn hard to believe that I can come up with such pictures. Sometimes it makes me think that they have such a low opinion of me that I'd stoop down to snitching other photographers' pictures. Otherwise, why even ask that in the first place? "Yes, I took those myself, thank you very much. No, I did not take that from some other photographer. Geez!"
Then there's another smug part of me that says, "see? only goes to show how much YOU know about me. I'm more talented than you realized...or cared to believe." Which works to console me. Sometimes.