(Humour) What if Hitmen Were Asked to Work for Free?

Photographers often get asked to shoot for free in exchange for experience, exposure, future work, and images for their portfolio. What if a hitman were approached with the same request?

That’s the idea found in the 4.5-minute sketch above by College Humor, titled “Guy Who’s Too Cheap To Pay An Assassin.” Oh, and it pokes fun at the world of crowdfunding personal projects as well. (Warning: there’s a bit of language and violence).

Original video by College Humor, linked from the awesome Petapixel – go check them both out!


So, you wanna be a photographer – Part 2

The pro vs. amateur issue has been covered many times, but recently Fotoseeds came up with an excellent graphic which does a great job of illustrating many of the assumptions and mistakes that aspiring photographers can make in their desire to become a professional.


Image © – Check out the site, it’s excellent!



So, you wanna be a photographer? – Part 1

These days it seems that just about anyone can go and buy an entry-level SLR and suddenly they think they’re a professional photographer.  I’ve met loads, and seen many more posting their ‘work’ on Facebook etc, usually emblazoned with an ugly inch-high logo filling ⅓ of the photo with their made-up company name.

Well, there’s actually a bit more to it than simply sticking the camera on auto and adding the watermark later, yet sadly these faux-tographers are doing a lot of harm to the industry by lowering the value that clients put on a photographers work by undercharging for their poor quality photographs.


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