Photographer Wanted - Compensation: Exposure & Experience

Discussion in 'Photobombs' started by Honey, May 17, 2016.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    These stories crop up often enough that they can have their own thread. I'm starting with a funny response.

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  2. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Nice. I've seen a few posts along these lines related to creative arts in general. There are friends of mine who have offered to pay me to help them with contracts and I've suggested bartering services because I'm not comfortable taking their money, but that's obviously a different scenario.
  3. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I like a good barter too. I've traded for everything from logo designs to hair and nail services.
  4. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Artists come in to my work a lot and try and get us to frame shit for free in exchange for being able to put our sticker on their stuff or "sponsor" them in some way. I get being an artist and participating in shows is expensive, but all sponsoring you in whatever art show is going to do for us is get more artists coming in for the same thing.
  5. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I've been a sucker who's done projects for free because it would get my foot in the door, and never again, unless it's for a nonprofit I really like and I know they'll appreciate it instead of acting like it's some kind of favor.
  6. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    All of my photographer friends get hit up by local nonprofits on the regular to do stuff for them gratis. They don't need the exposure - um, you knew who they were to ask them to work for free, pretty sure their names are out there.
  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I'm so disgusted by the number of people falling over themselves to answer this ad.

  8. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Confidently is a must.
  9. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    That's so gross. Especially since if she actually has a website worth visiting, and clients, and hair and makeup hookups, she has the money. What a cheap jerk.
  10. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Those are the same people that sell free samples.
  11. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    The "confidently" part kills me. She wants some sucker to work for free and then not even be able to use the images for a portfolio?

    BTW, I have no idea what this person does. People have inquired, but she has not answered.
  12. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    So, what exactly does the photographer get out of it if he/she cannot use the photos from the shoot?
  13. user4290

    user4290 North of the Boarder

    What do the comments say?
  14. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Exposure! She'll tell her five friends all about you, and you will develop a reputation for working for free!

  15. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    They're mostly people replying that they are very interested in this opportunity, or well-meaning people tagging their photographer friends. A few asked questions about the job. Those have gone unanswered.
  16. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Questions about the job are still unanswered. One person sent a link to his friend's website, and she replied, "If he is interested he will need to contact me. I need to see the initiative." The guy replied that he sent the information to his friend and she should hear from him soon.

    This girl is a fuckface and I'm pissed that her shitty tactics are working on people.
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  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I'm sure she'll get exactly the quality she's paying for, though.
  18. BigFatGoalie

    BigFatGoalie Chicken

    I need to see initiative: you do ALL the work and I give you nothing.
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  19. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    She wants someone to take her klassy nudes for free, is that right? That's what I'm reading here.
  20. nettysgirl

    nettysgirl Ultrawhore

    She's so dumb.
    • "Out of the box" means you open the box, and you get what's inside. It's not something you can customize or get creative with. You get what's there. That's pretty much the opposite of "think outside the box" which is surely what she was going for.
    • She's making this public request using her real name (presumably) and says the lucky winner will be featured on her website with photo credits and referrals. So... where does the non-negotiable confidentiality come in (which, again, I assume is what she was going for).
    • I'm pretty sure "promo shoot" is an autocorrect and she really meant porno shoot.
  21. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

  22. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

  23. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

    But apparently she’s fine with it if the photographer shoots the session on their phone?

    I know phone cameras are getting better and better and maybe I’m just old fashioned, but...
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  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    These aren’t photos she’s going to be printing to hang over the mantle though, so a phone is fine. These are an instagram and Facebook post about her #blessed family and what a crazy year it’s been.
  25. user4030

    user4030 Chicken