So, my band has been playing together for almost a year now and we've had a couple public shows starting last month. We've never band photos, however, but I thought to solve this at the first show by asking a friend of mine to come take some photos, as this is a hobby of his. So he says he will do it and the only cost is that I get himself and his date on the guest list. Fair enough. Anyway, he took a bunch of photos throughout the show and seemed pretty stoked about the music, etc, but it has been three weeks since then and he has not sent me any photos. He posted a few on livevictoria.com, which is the online local music scene community, but the website shrinks them, and he only posted 6 shots to start with. I've asked him several times to send me the whole full-size, unedited batch over, even if some didn't turn out I'd rather have them and be able to work with them than have nothing. No response. Very frustrating and yet I don't want to get peeved at him because he is a friend, sort of, and he still has our pics. Second show is at a small restaurant, almost a coffee-shop environment. No pay in it for us, even though they were charging a $5 cover to everyone who came, most of whom were our friends. Okay, fair enough, first show they've had there and obviously they wanted to hedge their bets. They've asked us back and next time I will definately be asking for a hefty percentage of the cover charge, as it isn't as though they were really doing much in the way of promotion or postering or anything anyway. But here is the really frustrating part - the guy who organized the show (not the venue owner) was taking pictures and I asked him specifically if he would send them to me, which he said he would. After the fact, though, he keeps saying "Oh the lighting wasn't very good so I have to edit them into an art-like form" .. which I specifically asked him not to. I have been very clearly asking for him to send me unedited, full-sized pictures for some time and he keeps posting up his artistic edits of the pictures, also on Livevictoria.com but hasn't responded to my request to just get some frickin pictures we can bloody use! It's great that he's "artistic" and all, but honestly, what the hell am I supposed to do with a picture of myself playing bass superimposed with what can only be described as hallucinagenic magic mushroom vomit??! Again, getting really close to blowing up at this guy -- we did him a favour by supporting his show and playing for free - the least he can do is send us photos in the format I've asked for. He's had time to screw around and create his "art", and to post several of these on the internet, so I know he has been reading his email and has had the opportunity to send them to me. Again, I'd rather not have to blow up at this guy because he might be a good source of shows in the future, but this is REALLY getting frustrating. Thoughts?