If you've been asked to do a job and have agreed to do it, should you...

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If you've been asked to do a job and have agreed to do it, should you

  1. pay someone who actually knows what he's doing to do it for you and take a %

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  2. do it and not care one bit how it comes out

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  3. know how to do it

    21 vote(s)
    70.0%
  4. not show up at the shoot and blame it on your pet hedgehog getting an upset stomach and having to ta

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  1. c.cloudwalker

    c.cloudwalker TPF Noob!

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    really be here asking how to do it?

    If you come here to ask how to do a job, shouldn't that tell you that, maybe, most probably, you should have turned it down?

    Anyway, here's another little stupid poll :lmao:
     
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    KenC Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Should one add that the reason the hedgehog has an upset stomach is that she ate all the memory cards and the flash sync cord?
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I just shoot it and ask what I did wrong on this forum
     
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    c.cloudwalker TPF Noob!

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    :lmao:

    Good deal, lol.

    You are not going to learn anything this way but you won't be weirded out too much when you actually run into a pro who tells you how things actually work :lmao:

    Not my favorite way of doing things but it might work well enough...





    Hell no. Don't go into too much details. Especially ones your insurance company would not like.
     
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    IByte No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Whoo hooo! another random poll, BTW hedgehogs rule ;)
     
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    It doesn't matter if it's Photography or Animal care (sometimes the same?) If you agree to take on a job you better be prepared to complete the task. That said I've had plenty of jobs where I learned on the go, although I think that's a bit difficult with photography.
     
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    sometimes the same? That is a very good one. And yes, on this forum, it sometimes feel the same.
     
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    Just do it.. nothing photoshop cant fix :)
     
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    I was offered a job which was taking me from $18.00 an hour to $155,000.00 a year.

    When I was offered the job, I didn't hesitate. I said "yes".The fact that I had only a passing idea how to actually do the job didn't give me a second's pause; I would figure it out. One of the ways I figured it out was to ask advice from those who were already doing the same job.

    I've been a membor of countless internet forums over the years, but I'm amazed at the level of vitriol which is directed towards people on this forum who've had the audacity to simply ask for a little advice...
     
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    But most of that little advice can found in the Googles, schools, YouTubes. It's not really the questions, but more importantly the lack of basic research and too little information given that drives people nuts.
    If this was a computer forum, and a "noob" wanted to go pro, but ask how to install WinXP or how to burn a disc; you are damn right I would boo and heckle them until my thumb was blistered and sore.
     
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    Well, there does seem to be an influx of Help Needed Posting Titles that appear to be Panic Driven.:confused:
     
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    So what?

    Here's a news flash: The Photo Forum shows up when you do certain Google searches. So, it meets at least some of the criteria you seem to be setting.

    Why shouldn't someone be able to ask basic questions here?

    The way I see it, if someone is able to waste the time to hurl vitriol at someone for asking a question, they could've just as easily been helpful in that same time frame.

    "Booing and heckling" someone are childish antics. Sure, it's easy to do, and I have to imagine that it makes you feel all fluffy when you get to do it, but why not be helpful? Does it make you feel clever and smart to deride someone who's just looking for a little help? Because, I've got news for you, "clever" and "smart" aren't the first two words that come to mind when I see someone do that.

    What do you accomplish by berating someone as opposed to helping them?
     
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