Photographer Counters Requests for Free Work by Asking People to Work for Free

“I am a photographer and since people are always looking for free shoots I assume that they must also do their job, or provide their services, for free.”

That’s the opening of an ad that was posted on the Talent Gigs section of Craigslist Atlanta back in October, and is once again circulating around the web. The photographer (we never found out who he or she was. Do you know? ) offers to hire all kinds of people –for no pay.  “I am looking for all types of people to do all sort of jobs for me, as long as I don’t have to pay you anything.” The ad does offer the chance to “gain more experience” and lots of love.

The ad has now expired, but you can find the full text on Consumerist.com.  It might come in handy the next time a friend, relative, or potential paying client asks you to take some photos for free.

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5 Responses to “Photographer Counters Requests for Free Work by Asking People to Work for Free”

  1. adam Says:

    yawwwwwn…

    nothing else more interesting to blog holly?
    new work by up and coming shooters maybe????

  2. leader Says:

    I think I’ll send this to my dad we were just talking about this last week!

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  5. MForte Says:

    When you have been in this business long enough you get a suggested or outright request every month. And some people are offended when you say I have to charge you for that. I want a poster on the studio wall with this.