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    Posted: 25 Jan 2017 at 8:34pm
Hi Craig/Simon,
I have a meeting with them tomorrow and will let you know more. It is a paying gig but how much is the big question... I still have my 9to5 and will not let that go anytime soon, I do events for my company at times and now have another angle I pursuing with my connection to Africa. It is to do with photographic safaris to Zimbabwe and Namibia, maybe more locations in the future - of course in my holiday time so no interference with my 9to5...
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Cheers Johann it would be interesting to see what the pay is like and it would really have to be worth your while, ask them as well why they want you to have such expensive cameras for the job as that seems odd to me... If you're not willing to buy gear for this see if they will supply you with the cameras instead or pay for the hire costs as well as paying you.

I don't think the pay will be much as this industry is pretty dead with most making small amounts of pocket money from it.
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Hi Simon, the minimum camera to join is the 7D Mark II but of course I want to go a step higher because they may say in a year that the 7D Mark II is not good enough anymore.
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I'm surprised they're telling people what to use... anyway it will be interesting to see what they pay you and what they want from you. They might be going down this route to save money and targeting those wanting to get into the industry only to use them and kick them to one side once they're finished with you. Know what you're worth and theres always other ways of getting into it without having to buy gear for it.

The thing is the 7D mark II isn't considered a pro camera so this makes me question there knowledge when it comes to photography, photographers in the film days had to work with worse cameras than your 7D so its not just the gear thats important.
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I'm surprised they're telling people what to use... anyway it will be interesting to see what they pay you and what they want from you. They might be going down this route to save money and targeting those wanting to get into the industry only to use them and kick them to one side once they're finished with you. Know what you're worth and theres always other ways of getting into it without having to buy gear for it.

The thing is the 7D mark II isn't considered a pro camera so this makes me question there knowledge when it comes to photography, photographers in the film days had to work with worse cameras than your 7D so its not just the gear thats important.

Sorry theses things annoy me when they ask you to have certain gear.
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Sorry theses things annoy me when they ask you to have certain gear.


no Need to be sorry - It is something that gets under my Skin when I look at Scott Kelby on the grid and he goes on about going to a wedding with a small camera (Sony a7 series or Fuji XT2) and not being taken seriously... WTF?
At the end of the day it is the results you get, using a 1DX or a mobile phone to take Pictures...

I don't ask my mechanic what Tools he uses as Long as the Job gets done.
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The deal is as follows: you let them know which weekends work for you and you get confirmed for events. They pay the travel, overnight stays and you get a spot or 3 to take shots of the event participants. Pay depends on duration but is about 200 to 250 euro a day and for a 2 day event 450 to 800 euro. No pp. You hand in the jpgs after the event and you are done.
Events are all over europe and somtimes you can get an event outside of eu...
They want you to use a cam that can handle the af and iso if weather is not great.
Events: cycling, triathlons, marathons, mountain biking, cross country running events - basically where there are a lot of participants. You shoot, hand in the card and done.
Sounds like fun on my weekends i have nothing planned.
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Originally posted by JT

The deal is as follows: you let them know which weekends work for you and you get confirmed for events. They pay the travel, overnight stays and you get a spot or 3 to take shots of the event participants. Pay depends on duration but is about 200 to 250 euro a day and for a 2 day event 450 to 800 euro. No pp. You hand in the jpgs after the event and you are done.
Events are all over europe and somtimes you can get an event outside of eu...
They want you to use a cam that can handle the af and iso if weather is not great.
Events: cycling, triathlons, marathons, mountain biking, cross country running events - basically where there are a lot of participants. You shoot, hand in the card and done.
Sounds like fun on my weekends i have nothing planned.


This doesn't sound to bad but the camera thing doesn't make sense as I know the 7D will be fine for day time shooting even on a over cast day when you have fast lenses. That pay sounds good, do you get locked into a contract saying you will be doing a certain amount of jobs so you know that you'll be able to pay off the camera gear you use plus the servicing of the gear for when it happens.

Its good for some experience on you part and teach you a few things along the way, I sort of done this in the past only thing is they where fine with me using a 1D mark III in 2013.

You're right about Scott but he is also trying to sell products since he's getting paid to promote certain systems so I don't believe everything that man says.
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This doesn't sound to bad but the camera thing doesn't make sense as I know the 7D will be fine for day time shooting even on a over cast day when you have fast lenses. That pay sounds good, do you get locked into a contract saying you will be doing a certain amount of jobs so you know that you'll be able to pay off the camera gear you use plus the servicing of the gear for when it happens.


No contract which is one Thing I made sure of - their incentive is the more Events you do the more you will get assigned and then there are the "cool" Events which you will get if you are a loyal member they can Count on.
The gear is not as big an issue as they make out and they have deals where you can buy gear and then you get a contract to work it off... not so ideal IMO so I would rather invest myself and do events on my own time leaving opportuniteis to do other Jobs

PS: Because of the workload on the camera they suggested buying a used camera.


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No contract which is one Thing I made sure of - their incentive is the more Events you do the more you will get assigned and then there are the "cool" Events which you will get if you are a loyal member they can Count on.
The gear is not as big an issue as they make out and they have deals where you can buy gear and then you get a contract to work it off... not so ideal IMO so I would rather invest myself and do events on my own time leaving opportuniteis to do other Jobs

PS: Because of the workload on the camera they suggested buying a used camera.


My worry there is they can easily let you go and you'll be left high and dry. I hope it does work out for you though as it is a great way of learning!
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