A&P I have an opportunity to be a papparazzo...

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  1. pharmokan

    pharmokan OT Supporter

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    an agency is accepting freelance photographers to take pictures of celebrities. i figure i need the extra money because i am seriously in debt, and gettin 500 for a photo of hayden panty aries gettin out of her porsche seems like it will help me financially. Plus i live in beverly hills so i can be on call and get to famous celeb spots within minutes by foot... the thing is i dont have a prosumer camera. so i was wondering do you guys know what kind of cameras papparazzi use? i know its like heavy serious shit like DSLR that cost 2500 but is there something cheaper that you guys can reccomend me thats overall a great camera + slightly above avg price?

    thanks
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    get a nikon d700 or d300 or something.. that's one situation where FPS probably is more important than quality.
     
  3. Bloke

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    this sounds like a difficult way to get OUT of debt
     
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    Tedrzz New Member

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    i watched a video recently on youtube of a paparazzo talking about his gear. he used a 40d with a few various expensive lenses. i know he used a 28-70 alot along with a 300 f/2.8.

    good luck...seems like it would be a very interesting and exciting job to have
     
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    pretty sure it sounds about like the opposite of that/
     
  6. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    why? it's what the government is doing..

    spend more money to get out of debt? sure!
     
  7. pharmokan

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    did he use the 28-70 that comes with the d40 should u choose to buy it with the lens?
     
  8. pharmokan

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    i dont want to sacrifice one thing for another, is there maybe an option for a good all around type of camera?
     
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    I think you would be better off with a high end point and shoot that has a huge zoom, fps and maybe a hotshoe. surely something like this exists?
     
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    no no...he used a 40d...not d40. 40d is made by canon, d40 is made my nikon. confusing i know. and the d40 doesn't come with a 28-70, it comes with an 18-55. sounds like you might be getting yourself into something you aren't really experienced with, and might not get the results you are looking for
     
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    just get a D300 and a 'fast' lens. 6-8 fps should capture those no panty wearing whore slip ups. :o
     
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    DMC-LX3?
     
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    kanye west is gonna break your camera
     
  14. pharmokan

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    i know all the jargon of digital photography i just dont know the cameras names / prices...
     
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    $2000 :o
     
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    What's total budget?
     
  17. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I think you're better off robbing the celebrities than trying to take "papparoazzo" style shots.
     
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    better off playing blackjack with that money i swear.
     
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    is this a serious post?
     
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    i hate people that think just buying a dslr will make them brofessionals. good luck.
     
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    Make it back after 4 shots if you're getting $500 a pop
     
  22. pharmokan

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    lol you cant be serious with this post... you act like its your profession so you have to play up the meaning and significance of "POINT AND SHOOT"

    easy there tiger...
     
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    id say like 1300
     
  24. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Dude, I hear if you buy an expensive camera, even if you don't know how to use it, you'll get like great pictures!
     
  25. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    honestly if you dont want to hate yourself down the road dont do it. Im talking from experience.

    I take spy shots and things when celebs are in the club, and thats it. And personally i still think im shady for doing it, but it helps pay the camera bills. However the stalkerazzi shit that the LA people do are insane. i once kicked a guy from LA in teh back because he got in front of me just to block my shot. NOT COOL! I dont consider myself a pap, mainly becaus eim paid to be there/ They run up to celebs and get in their face, say obnoxious shit just to get a rise out of them, climb walls. its just fucked up


    However if you do attempt to do this. Knowledge is everything. Your city is flooded with wannabe paps already. You dont know anybody for tips or hot leads. You probably dont know teh hot spots, and to top it all off you dont what kind of gear you need. DONT DO IT. If you wanna do it, do it the video way, and sell to tmz. its gauranteed money per assignment. With teh PAp stuff its all commision through an agency. usually a 60/40 split when teh image is sold, or should i say IF the image is sold.
     

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