Have you ever had one of those people that just get under your skin? Here's mine. Warning: This is one big gripe that I'm trying as mental therapy. The setup: I attended a wedding last year which had a professional photographer. The photographer posted the pics on his website so that you could order from them. I looked at the pictures and selected the ones that I wanted, but there was one problem; they all appeared to have a blue tinge to them. I know the guy used an older Canon digital camera to take the pictures and I heard somewhere that they could be off a little in the blue spectrum. I decided to email the guy, here's my email: ---- Hello, I have a question for you before I order some prints. I noticed that many of the pictures have too much cyan in them (I mean no offense by this, it's just a 'feature' of some of the Canon digital cameras). I was wondering if you do color correction before printing? Also, would it be possible to order the digital file for certain pictures? Thank you. --- While I waited a few days for his response, I poked around his website to determine if he was a hack or not. I found he'd been doing photography since he was 11. I then figured out that it was my monitor calibration that was off, giving everything the blue tint. Whoops! I still wanted a response about the digital file so I didn't retract my question. Here's the response I got: --- Tom, No offense-but what are you a photographer! Try calabrating your screen and then maybe they will look better. I don't know if yur a real customer or someone trying to be a wise guy!! Our equipment is top of the line professional and we use a pro lab that does our printing. If you want to order photographs (from whose wedding?) you may or may not, your choice. Please don't sit out their somewhere in cyber-land and be critical about things you obviously no little about. Also JPGs are ours, any reproduction of our images without our consent is a violation of copyright laws. And believe me the PP of A loves to prosecute those who do! Please take no offense-Ijust don't know who you are or what your motives are. I thought about not responding at all. E Mails can very impersonal and yours sounded rude! --- I said to myself, "OK, he read too much into my email. People can do that." Even though I read his response as being: insult, solution, insult, highly defensive, insult, threat, and insult, I replied with a more friendly tone, explaining who I was, what wedding, my mistake for the perceived color imbalance, and my reason for wanting a digital file (for inclusion in my personal home movies). I heard nothing back from him after that. About a week later I talked to the groom and apologized to him that I may have pissed off his photographer. He told me that when he and his wife went in to close out their order, that the photographer showed them a printed copy of the emails we had to each other!! WTF?!?! The happy couple was pleased with his service, what did he hope to accomplish by doing that? How do people like this stay in business? And to think I helped my in-laws troubleshoot his website so they could place their $700+ order! Any photographers reading this: Was I out of line with my questions? I know the whole thing is stupid, and his pictures weren't bad (and, to his credit, he was using an iBook), but I didn't order from him just for the principle of it all. I want to respond to his last actions, but I'm afraid he'll sabotage the rest of the families photos or something stupid. Another part of me says to just let it go; that any criticism I make of his actions would only increase the chances of his being more successful...and he certainly didn't do me any favors. Or maybe I've been on MacRumors long enough to become comfortable sitting "somewhere in cyber-land and be(ing) critical about things (I) obviously no little about." If you've read this far, I've probably just wasted a lot of your time. Any funny quips, anecdotes, revenge ideas, similar stories, or coping methods (like seeking professional counseling) are welcome here. I just need something to get my mind off of what a jerk this guy was!