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#1 Nick Jenkins

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 11:54 AM

With apologies to those who have seen it - I think this combines humour with a real message and the next person who offers me a credit or an advert gets it both barrels!!

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

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Edited by Nick Jenkins, 28 August 2013 - 09:03 PM.

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#2 Nick Jenkins

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:01 PM

Ha!! This went down well!
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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:16 PM

Hi Nick, Thanks for sharing. Great script. Maybe a bit early in the day for others to have seen your post yet?

 

This will keep you at the top for now.

 

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#4 Nick Jenkins

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:26 PM

Yippee - someone does care!!

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#5 Ed Rooney

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

But we do get something for working for no money: an immediate opportunity to do more work for no money. 


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#6 John Morrison

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

The only conversation worth having, with a 'client' who says there's "no budget for photography", is a bit shorter than that... :P


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#7 Lynn Palmer

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:02 PM

Cash is king!!   I need or want new lenses, a Mac with Retina display, a discrete stock photography camera...the list is endless and exposure won't even buy a cup of coffee. :rolleyes:


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

Nice one Nick. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:16 PM

Love this. Tell me, where do I line up to get this kind of exposure?

 

But we do get something for working for no money: an immediate opportunity to do more work for no money. 

 

Yes, I figured that one out the hard way. All "exposure" does is expose you as someone who is willing to work for free.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 05:52 PM

With apologies to those who have seen it - I think this comines humour with a real message and the next person who offers me a credit or an advert gets it both barrels!!
 

 http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

 

:)

Great. Just sent this link to someone who asked me for a free pic.  :D


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#11 Ed Endicott

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

Nick, I don't mean to be a downer...all the while, we fund our own shoots (work on speculation) so we can upload those images to stock agencies who pay us enormous amounts of money what we are worth what clients dictate they will pay the agency.  It's a sad state of affairs even if we don't work for free.


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#12 Chris E

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

Thanks Nick, good one!

 

I found these that made me smile, how times have changed!

 

 

 

 

Similar vein. It seems the norm now.

 

Being able to remember 10x8 trans 30 years ago, there is such a revolution.

 

Rather happy we are on the back end of it.

 

Regards

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Sorry don't know why you get the vid not the link, it's rather cool and instant :-)


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#13 Nick Jenkins

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:41 PM

Point taken Ed but this, in fairness, applies more to commissioned work than speculative stock work. Sure, it should apply to both but stock is dictated by the market whereas so many 'clients' seeking commission work expect it for zilch/nicht/zippo/nothing/zero/free/credit/exposure............................................(nurse, the screens).

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

Chris E - zilch/nicht/zippo/nothing/zero/ - except a black box when I hit the red arrow.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:40 AM

Another popular one that did the rounds some time ago was this amusing interview with Harlan Ellison. Not about photographers directly, but directly transferable! -  

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:21 AM

Another popular one that did the rounds some time ago was this amusing interview with Harlan Ellison. Not about photographers directly, but directly transferable! - 

 

 Paul

 

Yeah :D Harlan Ellison is superb :)

Still the best to use as a reply for the "we have no budget" c l i e n t s.

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

:) this topic made me smile today. funny but unfortunately true. What about photographic magazines i have had a few printed my images for free ? though not sure i will allow it again 


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#18 Chris E

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

Chris E - zilch/nicht/zippo/nothing/zero/ - except a black box when I hit the red arrow.

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Sorry Nick, try Firefox.....

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

Nice one Nick. Thanks for sharing.

 

How do the $8.30 gross Alamy sales compare. With 500 of these I may be able to afford a lens!!

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

If you think free is bad, listen to this. I used to do a lot of travel writing for newspapers. One of the main reason I stopped doing this was the rights-grabbing contracts that they started foisting on freelancers. Postmedia, which owns the lion's share of Canada's daily newspapers, has the absolute worst contract of all. Not only do they not pay anything for photos that accompany articles, but they also demand all rights to the images (i.e. they steal the copyright) and then sell them through their archives. All this is non-negotiable. So much for the "free press."


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