I reproduce artwork and print for photographers.
Art's almost easier. Borrow the original, do my thing. I've never been comfortable with what to do with ... those that I'll call an amateur professional photographer. Someone who spends a lot of time selling their work, either part or full time. However, sends me sRGB files, has blown highlights, hasn't been color managed, has too much noise, has been enlarged a lot without using something like Perfect Resize or PhotoZoom Pro, etc, etc. But, someone who creates fantastic photos, but they could be so much more.
I don't want to criticize their work and drive them away.
But, my largest impulse is wanting to ask if they want to give me the original unmodified file the camera captured, in whatever form that is, and handling it from there, having seen the general direction they tried going in. At this point, I don't mind spending the time to edit an image for them. Should be charging for image editing, and will someday, but right now I'm focused more on getting beyond thrilled clients. Then, after the job's handled, being very active in offering them (complementary) help and training in how they can do it better in the future.
However, I don't want to be offensive. Don't want to sound like I'm saying you don't know what you're doing, just let me do it.
But, I want their image to sell well so they're successful, and I'm successful by them needing more prints. But, I'm sure they still want it to be their image. (Personally, I'm happy selling the prints, not concerned about credit for it or anything.)
I know most of you are photographers who print for yourselves. Before you learned everything you've learned, how would you have liked for a printer you were using to handle this situation?