I was doing some corporate headshots and, during the entire shoot, my client was smoking weed.
Me: It’s probably not the best idea to be doing that as people will probably be able to tell that you’re high in your photos.
Client: You can just Photoshop me so I don’t look high, right?
Me: Well, to a certain extent. I can get the red out of your eyes and maybe make them look less glassed over, but it’d be much better if you just aren’t high while I’m taking your photo. Your eyes could get droopy and that’s not an easy fix.
The client continued to smoke and, sure enough, she looked progressively higher through the whole shoot. I tried to select the best photos, and post-processed as much as I could to make her look less high. I’d like to think I did a really good job aside from the fact that she was so high towards the end of the shoot that it looked like she was sleeping.
I sent her the photos.
Client: I look pretty blazed in some of these photos. Do you have any where I don’t look high?