Unfortunately. I had to hire a Pro

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UPDATE:

It's Friday and I had to call and hire a professional photographer from the Alexandria (Va.) Times for this assignment. Although some NikonCafe folks had shown an interest in shooting this, I was unable to secure a firm commitment from anyone I could trust.

But, I'm not discouraged and we'll try this again in a couple of weeks. As it looks right now, there should be assignments in the pipeline for Philadelphia and Chicago soon. So, I'll give it another shot.

Thanks to all who PM'd me and to those who were interested.


(I may be nuts, but I'm not crazy!)








Folks:

Normally, I would go the usual route and just call a newspaper in Arlington and get a list of stringers and hire one of them for this job. But, I'm going to throw this one open to Nikon Cafe members because:

1) I know there are a lot of very capable shooters right here on the NikonCafe who would love to have a chance to do this, and

2) This could open up a whole other source of photographers for me if this works out.

So here's the deal: The U.S. has recovered the remains of a local Vietnam veteran who will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. He will be buried with full honors including horse-drawn caisson, taps, military salute and flyover. His family will be attending. I'll need 8-10 photos from the event, complete with caption information embedded in the picture info field of the file and emailed to me within an hour or two of completion.

Now, I know that there are a ton of talented members in the Virginia/DC area. To get this gig, you'll need to convince me that you can pull this job off almost as well as a professional photographer would be able to do. (I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid - so I'm not gonna hand this to the first person who raises their hand.) Successful completion results in a check for $100, a photo gallery on our newspaper's website and I can mail you some clipsheets of what we run in the newspaper. I have a couple of days to play with this - if no one steps forward by Friday, I'll just call a local paper and hire a stringer.

While I was typing this, the Sunday editor stopped by to see if we could hire a stringer next month in Philadelphia for a shoot and once or twice a month we usually hire folks someplace in the world. (Last month it was Yokohama and Jefferson City, Iowa.) So this could be a real fun project for everyone if it works out.

Any takers? PM me and I'll send more details!

(I'm gonna cross post this in the PJ forum, too.)
 
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Need to hire a shooter in Virginia

Folks:

Normally, I would go the usual route and just call a newspaper in Arlington and get a list of stringers and hire one of them for this job. But, I'm going to throw this one open to Nikon Cafe members because:

1) I know there are a lot of very capable shooters right here on the NikonCafe who would love to have a chance to do this, and

2) This could open up a whole other source of photographers for me if this works out.

So here's the deal: The U.S. has recovered the remains of a local Vietnam veteran who will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. He will be buried with full honors including horse-drawn caisson, taps, military salute and flyover. His family will be attending. I'll need 8-10 photos from the event, complete with caption information embedded in the picture info field of the file and emailed to me within an hour or two of completion.

Now, I know that there are a ton of talented members in the Virginia/DC area. To get this gig, you'll need to convince me that you can pull this job off almost as well as a professional photographer would be able to do. (I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid - so I'm not gonna hand this to the first person who raises their hand.) Successful completion results in a check for $100, a photo gallery on our newspaper's website and I can mail you some clipsheets of what we run in the newspaper. I have a couple of days to play with this - if no one steps forward by Friday, I'll just call a local paper and hire a stringer.

While I was typing this, the Sunday editor stopped by to see if we could hire a stringer next month in Philadelphia for a shoot and once or twice a month we usually hire folks someplace in the world. (Last month it was Yokohama and Jefferson City, Iowa.) So this could be a real fun project for everyone if it works out.

Any takers? PM me and I'll send more details!

(I'm gonna cross post this in the General Discussion forum, too.)
 
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Folks:

Normally, I would go the usual route and just call a newspaper in Arlington and get a list of stringers and hire one of them for this job. But, I'm going to throw this one open to Nikon Cafe members because:

1) I know there are a lot of very capable shooters right here on the NikonCafe who would love to have a chance to do this, and

2) This could open up a whole other source of photographers for me if this works out.

So here's the deal: The U.S. has recovered the remains of a local Vietnam veteran who will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. He will be buried with full honors including horse-drawn caisson, taps, military salute and flyover. His family will be attending. I'll need 8-10 photos from the event, complete with caption information embedded in the picture info field of the file and emailed to me within an hour or two of completion.

Now, I know that there are a ton of talented members in the Virginia/DC area. To get this gig, you'll need to convince me that you can pull this job off almost as well as a professional photographer would be able to do. (I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid - so I'm not gonna hand this to the first person who raises their hand.) Successful completion results in a check for $100, a photo gallery on our newspaper's website and I can mail you some clipsheets of what we run in the newspaper. I have a couple of days to play with this - if no one steps forward by Friday, I'll just call a local paper and hire a stringer.

While I was typing this, the Sunday editor stopped by to see if we could hire a stringer next month in Philadelphia for a shoot and once or twice a month we usually hire folks someplace in the world. (Last month it was Yokohama and Jefferson City, Iowa.) So this could be a real fun project for everyone if it works out.

Any takers? PM me and I'll send more details!

(I'm gonna cross post this in the General Discussion forum, too.)
Sorry John but double posting is not allowed per the rules. I did leave a re-direct in the PJ forum for your message. Good luck on finding someone as it looks like a good opportunity for one of our members.
 
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I would love to do something like this but unfortunately will not be around next week. Thanks for the post John and I hope you find a taker here in the cafe
 
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That's a real shame, Dave...

because I know you would've done a great job with this. Anyone you know in your neck of the woods?
 
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Thanks John. I will shoot a PM to a member I think can do well on this and see if he is interested.
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Unfortunately...

it's Friday and I had to call and hire a professional photographer for this assignment. Although some NikonCafe folks had shown an interest in shooting this, I was unable to secure a firm commitment from anyone who's talents I could trust.

But, I'm not discouraged and we'll try this again in a couple of weeks. As it looks right now, there should be assignments in the pipeline for Philadelphia and Chicago soon. So, I'll give it another shot.

Thanks to all who PM'd me and to those who were interested.
 
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Just curious, is 100 dollars the usual customary fee for a professional photographer to attend such an event and then work under a submission deadline ?


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