March 27th, 2012

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.