Craigslist Gripe of the Day


I need a second photographer – $1 (Lex)

Well dude advertises for for secodn photgraphy at an upcoming wedding.  OK,  that's fine.   But there are some issues:

"We will give you a MEMORY CARD THAT MUST BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT. That means that you do not keep the pictures. If your intent is to build your portfolio this is not the job for you."


This is a part-time job. 
This is a contract job. 
This is an internship job


"The pay is $30 per hour. If you think is too cheap don't reply. "


"We use high end lenses and 5D Mark II and better cameras. You must have 
your own camera since our 4 cameras will be in use on that day. 
You must be personable, fun to work with, and dress very very professional."


"Don't bother if you can't provide the following information: 
– Body used/ lenses and so on 
– some samples 
– lighting used

So he wants to pay you maybe 60 or 90 dollars (two to three hours my estimate),  to dress up and come out and take pictures (so at least another hour prep),  You need to have a Canon and not a Nikon (from an earlier post), own your camera,  work for internship wages and NOT build a portfolio?   Send him your portfolio (at least another hour of work).   So he wants you to have a $1000 in camera and lenses,  get no credit,  no portfolio, and make about an actual $15 per hour of your time without a reasonable expectation of more in the future.    BTW,  the Canon issue is that's what he shoots and he wants "
the images to be consistent with our equipment".  ???  Why one style?  For some reason,  he has not found anyone in Lexington

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3 Responses to Craigslist Gripe of the Day

  1. mariser says:

    I wonder whether the bride and groom know their photographer is looking for assistants via Craigslist. I'd be pissed.

  2. Lauri says:

    Whoa….NOT cool!!! >:P

  3. Tito says:

    And I thought I was getting ripped off with my prices…

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