Would you hire me?

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  1. Rrr3319

    Rrr3319 TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys, I'd like to start contacting some local wedding photographers to ask if they need an assistant. I'm still kind of new to photography, but I've been doing all I can to learn and I'm ok if for a while all I do is carry bags or something. So I've been trying to get some of my best pics together for a little portfolio and I guess I was hoping to get a little feedback. Are there any that you would remove? Is it ok overall? If I contacted you, would you consider working with me?

    here it is....
    http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/Rrr3319/

    Thanks a ton!!!

    Robin:blushing:
     
  2. elsaspet

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    From what I see, your work looks solid. You have a good understanding of light as well, which is always a bonus.
    Too bad you aren't in the Dallas area, because I think you would be a great assistant based on the photo gallery.
     
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    Rrr3319 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! :heart:

    I wish I was in Dallas too. I'd love to work with you, and I bet it's not 40 degrees there. :wink:
     
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    elsaspet TPF Noob!

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    Nope, gonna be almost 80 today. But I'd swap you in the Summertime. :)
     
  5. crystal_lynn

    crystal_lynn I am sure I sound childish

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    I wouldn't, but not because your photos are bad...I personnally would just want to see more people photos.
     
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    Those are some nice photos. I'm not in the position of hiring, but I did notice something that really stood out. The photo of the dog with the black background is obviously photoshopped, and it's not the best job. I can see the jagged edges where the dog was cut out. I would not show that to an employer if you are trying to get a job doing portraiture. I think they would probably want to see more portrait shots also, and specifically more "studio-style" shots with lighting or strobes. That's just my opinion.
     
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    yeah, the dog on the black background was one i was considering removing. i kept messing with it and i think it just got worse and worse. i think i might pull that guy out.

    thanks!
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sure. But on the strength of your portfolio. It's your apparent excitement about photography and your desire to learn that will be of benefit to me.
    You mentioned a willingness to carrying gear.... and that's what I would need.

    But people with your passion learn very quickly, and as you progress, I'd likely entrust you with shooting some too.

    Good luck!
    -Pete
     
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    Rrr3319 TPF Noob!

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    thanks pete!

    i appreciate everyone's comments. it's tough figuring out how to get started.
     
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    Here's one kudos for craigslist; it's how I found my first internship. Keep an eye out everywhere, keep letting everyone know you're trying to do this, and you'll find a good mentor!
     
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    Good portfolio. Based on that and your willingness, I would definetly hire you.
     
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