To copy a Photogs style to get paid or not too - that is the question.
Situation: A client wanted me to produce photographs of her children like a well known family photographer who has a very distinct style. One that is instantly recognizable.
Issue: The photographer lives less than 60 miles away from me and would eventually see the photo posts.
Client's Reason: He is booked and charges much more than me. (Slightly disheartening in regards to my work, but the photog is really good.)
Note i:Keep this discussion to BEING PAID to copy a style - no one cares about personal use or do it as a learning tool - we all do that.
Note ii: Why would they see it? The state I live in only has 1.5 million people in it total. On game days our stadium becomes the 3rd largest "city" in the state. Six degrees of separation is not needed, just a cousin, friend, and a neighbor.
The job is done, and I know what I answered to it, but I thought it would be an interesting topic to see where people's threshold for doing that would be and how far away someone should be.