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

Posted by on Tuesday March 27, 2012 | Business

“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  It might come in handy the next time a friend, relative, or potential paying client asks you to take some photos for free.



Introducing the all new! – The Perfect Blend of Style and Function

Posted by on Tuesday October 4, 2016 | Business, Social Media/Web

(Sponsored by Workbook) The Launch of the new Combines the Best User Experience and Access to the Best Talent. As the creative industry has rapidly evolved over the past several years, Workbook and its contributors have continued to keep pace with the latest trends. More photographers now direct live action, illustrators increasingly explore animation,... More

Brooks Institute, Hallmark Institute to Close

Posted by on Friday August 19, 2016 | Business

California-based Brooks Institute and Massachusetts-based Hallmark Institute of Photography have cancelled classes for the fall and announced plans to close down. The two schools, both private for-profit visual arts colleges, have struggled over the past decade with declining enrollments, financial stress, and management shake-ups. Administrators are also blaming new regulations regarding for-profit schools. “[R]ecent changes... More