Being a professional photographer certainly requires some skills beyond photography. But this Craigslist ad for a family photographer certainly adds another layer to it. Other than photographing for social media, editing photos and probably posting them too, this family also looks for someone to be a “Mother’s Helper.”
I’ve bought a lot of used photography gear over the years. Mostly from the used sections of known retailers, but occasionally I’ll find something on eBay or in a Facebook group that looks like a great deal and piques my interest. And while most used gear deals online are genuine, there are a few unscrupulous sellers out there.
This video, shot in 2015 and uploaded to YouTube in 2017, recently resurfaced on Reddit. It shows how Rob Wolchek discovered one eBay seller peddling stolen camera equipment. How do they know it was stolen? The person it was stolen from actually bought it and confirmed the serial numbers against her boxes and receipts.
There are certainly several ways to find models for your photography project. But Los Angeles-based photographers Neil Kremer and Cory Johnson (KremerJohnson) decided to use Craigslist, which turned out to be more than successful. Their simple Craigslist ad has attracted hundreds of responses and turned into a pretty big project that’s still ongoing. It captures people of “all shapes, races, genders and sizes” and shows the true beauty that lies in diversity.
Weddings are expensive, and one of the big costs is certainly the photographer. So, why not ask a professional to cover your wedding for free? Which photographer wouldn’t be thrilled to shoot a strangers’ wedding in exchange for “eternal love and gratitude?”
It’s probably what one couple had in mind when they created this Craigslist ad, which caused plenty of reactions within the community. They look for not one, but three photographers with pro gear, experience, talent, portfolio and developed business. And in exchange – they offer love and gratitude, and a chance to say “I’ve shot a wedding before.” Wow, who would want to miss this?
You know, it’s funny. The only people who seem to care what DSLR users look like are the people who no longer use DSLRs. Most users aren’t so publicly vocal about it as a particular user on Craigslist. This was spotted by our buddy Mitch over at Planet5D on Facebook. When looking a little deeper into things, he discovered the listing was on his own town’s Craigslist.
It’s quite an amusing little rant to go on. Why he thinks DSLR users really care, I’m not so sure. Perhaps he switched to something else that he wasn’t happy with, and is simply trying to justify his own buying decisions. Who knows?
Dear Craigslist Photographer,
Can I share something with you that both makes me laugh and want to go all Chuck Norris on a stuffed animal at the same time? Okay, I’ll take your hesitancy as an opportunity to just say what I have to say: Either you are just creepy, or your PR agency is really failing you. Let me show you what I mean.