A&P I'm nervous - Trial assignment Friday :noes:

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  1. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Did well in the interview, editor liked my mini portfolio. Now I have to show up friday for a trial assignment, don't know what it is yet, I'll have an hour to complete it once it's revealed :noes:

    (College paper.)
     
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    wow, you're college paper is some serious stuff. Mine was ,"hey, you have a DSLR? Some shoot for us...for free"

    no thanks.

    Good luck bro.
     
  3. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Werd, get paid by assignment, guy runs the place like a real newsroom, which is ftw/ftl.

    Thanks.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    your
     
  6. aCab

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    a whore
     
  7. Stemby

    Stemby Whoooose House? COOOOOOOOOOOOGS HOUSE!

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    no that is FTW.

    Take you stories and start a portfolio and when you get done go to the local paper and show them what you have done.

    being published> sleep
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Words of advice:

    1) When you think you're too close, get closer. Tight shots are everything in print.

    2) Don't take too much gear; it gets in the way.

    3) Bring a pad and pen, ask your own questions and write it all down.

    4) Get every angle from far out to all the way in.

    5) Most important: Do not rush, but be swift. Do not walk away until you're happy.

    Good luck!
     
  9. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Experience > *
     
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    I did it for 4 months. Got promoted to head of the photo staff after 1 week. Your School > mine. Experience didn't mean shit for me.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    shooting for the newspaper has mad perks, like field seats at the peach bowl :mamoru:
     
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    I did get to shoot the John Bulter Trio, so that was pretty cool.
     
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    Good luck. :bigthumb:
     
  14. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    To be totally honest it's not the school, but the clips -- assuming you take good pictures -- that you can present to get the next internship then the next and so on. My unpaid internships and experiences are money in the bank when talking to prospective employers. But, for someone with no desire to be in that line of work, a paid job > unpaid.
     
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    Exactally. I have no desire to work in the journalism sector. My pics were good, i just felt that for the time I was putting in, I wasn't getting that much out. For me, the opportunity cost was just too great. I was putting in 15-20 hours a week, and wasn't getting paid a dime.
     
  16. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    So I talked to someone who works for them and apparently they are overstaffed and senior people/people who hang out in the office being slaves (while not getting paid) get the assignments and you're not guaranteed to get any therefore not getting paid for the week :ugh2:

    guess it was too good to be true...haha

    Oh well, like someone else said, this isn't my profession, so I'll have to cancel and find something with steady pay while I'm in school.
     
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    You could have been talking to someone who is lazy, sucks at the job, or is just not someone they like. Might wanna see for yourself. You can always quit, but you can't always get an opportunity back.
     
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    Sounds like most colleges, man. Journalism is the kind of field where clips, internships, experience are far more important than the classes. It's drilled into most journalism majors (Editorial, News/Magazine writing, Advertising, P.R., Broadcast and Radio) that without at least three internships you cannot even expect to find a job that is worth a shit after graduation. This is why most liberal arts college papers are teeming with people itching to work for free because they need the clips and seniors have seniority. It's a damn crowded and competitive field because, for some reason, people think journalism/photojournalism is 1) easy and 2) fun.
     
  19. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Haha indeed. and I'm not one of those people, so I'm just going to bow out. I just do it for fun. Someone probably needs the spot more anyway.
     

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