I was contacted via email by a photographer for a commercial shoot a couple of months ago but it got cancelled as he said the client didn't agree to one of the terms in his contract.
Soon after, I received an email that was like and automated response but it didn't actually say it was. The content was something to do with the email not being accessed as much as normal due to a family illness. I sent another email but haven't got a response. So am I right in thinking that an automated response would send a reply every time? If so, why hasn't it sent one the second time? Hence my suspicions being roused!
Am I being stupid or paranoid?...or would I be a fool to go? Surely he would be emailing me if the shoot was legitimate and to go ahead?
To me "client doesn't agree to one of the terms in his contract" sounds far fetched. Hmmm is my response. I wonder what terms in his contract.
If you have a bad feeling about it Jes then you already know the answer. What I would do is send another e-mail and say something like you apologise but the communications have left you worried about how the shoot will go (or something like that). If he is legit he will maybe be able to persuade you that all is well but if not then you will have saved yourself the bother of turning up to this shoot which may or may not be a shoot. Have you had references from other people he has worked with? You know the drill though - if something doesn't seem right then its not worth putting yourself into a bad situation.
When I activate my out-of-office settings I'm given the option to auto-respond EITHER once only OR every time an email is received from a particular address.
I thought experienced professional models went by their gut feeling. If something feels wrong to you with all your experience, chances are you are not imagining it
I didn't know this. It doesn't actually say it's an automated response though, it's just worded like one.
Surely someone who has a shoot arranged would check their emails the day before just to confirm? Especially as this has been the only form of communicaton.