Not often, but sometimes when I approach a crafter, artisan or artist at a festival to take a photo or to talk to them about their creations, I get turned down. This happens even after I explain to them what I am doing and that I am willing to promote them and their products for free! It makes me wonder why they would say No! The purpose of their being at a festival is to sell and promote their goods, isn’t it? If so, why would they refuse my help? I do know that some are afraid that I might be trying to steal their design or unique ideas, and that’s fair. However, I never take close up photos of products unless I receive permission or I am asked to by the creator. If they have a website, I even offer to link to their site (at no cost). So, what I am I doing wrong? Perhaps I am not explaining what I do properly. Perhaps they have been burnt by someone else who promised but didn’t deliver or lied about what they were doing. Perhaps they just don’t want to be promoted. I don’t know. It’s still a mystery to me!
I am hoping someone, who would say
“NO”, will read this article and tell me why. After all, my website, Ontario Visited (http://www.ontariovisited.ca/)
is dedicated to promoting