For Adnan Ghalib - who made upwards of $200,000 a year shooting celebs as a member of the paparazzi - it's a case of the hunter becoming the hunted.
Such is the irony of a member of the celebrity news media becoming involved with the paparazzi's biggest target - Britney Spears.
It seems that Adnan Ghalib - who was cornered yesterday by TMZ cameras - has truly pulled a 180 of late, dropping the same lines the celebrities used to tell him when he was out taking photos of them.
At least the celebrity photo agency member has enough sense to admit he's only famous "by association," in the TMZ video you can watch here.
His 15 minutes may not be up just yet, either.
Britney Spears returned to the dance studio last night - and afterwards, got an evening visit from her paparazzi pal.
Spears left her home away from home, Millennium Dance Complex, after a two-and-a-half hour workout, riding home in her chauffeured SUV.
A few hours later, none other than Adnan Ghalib was spotted rolling up to Summit Circle where she lives. Booty call, anyone?