This is a bit of rant and it has gotten worse over the years.... part of the double edge sword of digital... I have two offices (ok.. cubes).. that have my photos posted to remind me of the important things in life (my family) and the things I enjoy in life (my photography). I get lots of wonderful encouraging comments from some wonderfully nice people. All love my photography.... Ever since digital, people have seen photography as something that is easily duplicated with little to no charge or value. As such, many come by and ask if they can "have" a copy of this or that... usually on CD or by email. Those who know I have a capable digital darkroom go as far as requesting specific size of prints. Is it just me or is it a bit annoying and rude? I know they have good intentions but if someone spent time and effort to make a craft, build a computer, or something they would not just walk up and say "Can I have that?". Why does photography not fall in the same category? So far, I haven't figured out how to address them.. usually I say something like "If I have time to dig up the photo" or quickly change the subject. On the other hand, there are some that come up asking for a copy and in the same breath offer me something in return.... like buy me lunch or offer some sort of payment. I almost always follow through and with a smile knowing my work is hanging on display. Quite often, I turn down their offer of payment and do it for free just because they offered. Anyone else feel the same?