Humor: Job Alert! Flapjack Fortune Awaits Lucky Photographer


Who says there are no paying photography jobs anymore? Just shift your attention to Liberal, Kansas, where the organizers of International Pancake Day are now accepting bids for an official event photographer.

And this is no point-and-shoot gig. The home page for the event — which includes a series of races and other contests that date back to 1445 in English sister city Olney — includes a hilariously detailed list of the responsibilities that come with the job.

Those include a minimum number of usable shots for: Flipping contest, cooking contest, eating contest, merchandise sale, pancake chase, Christian artist showcase, Miss Liberal, dignitary reception, talent show, breakfast, races, shriving service (a religious ceremony associated with the pre-Lenten festival), Web chat and parade.


You’ll also need to supply at least two poses for every event or award winner and document any visitors from Ol’ Blighty.

This is open bidding, so you’ll need research going rates in the area. But a quick search of nearby Craigslist activity is not altogether encouraging, suggesting that hereabouts, several hours of professional photography services = one used bicycle.

(via KSCB News)

Image credit: blueberry pancakes by ninacoco and meme courtesy of the International Pancake Day Facebook.

  • Greg Urbano

    Maybe its all the pancakes you can eat!

  • Burnin Biomass

    The catch is you have to use Canon’s 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens to shoot all of it.

  • Nate Parker

    oh snap! you did go to there!

  • WKYA_Radio

    Taking bids? how about just forming a budget and then picking the talent you want. Done.

    The person who will take the least money (theoretically) will win.

    But, mmm pancakes

  • Gman

    and if you don’t deliver… you don’t get the old pushbike!

  • Mark


  • bbear

    Client with detailed shot list looking to pay photographer. I’m not seeing the humour, can anyone enlighten me? I wish every client would be as detailed as this.

  • Neil

    Looks like they could do with a designer too, that logo is F**kng aweful.

  • Zos Xavius

    Or you could shoot pentax and use one of their several pancake primes….

  • Zos Xavius

    Come on! Give the 6 year old that drew that some credit!

  • gratayua506

    мʏ ғʀιɛɴɖ’ѕ ɛх-աιғɛ мαĸɛѕ $84 αɴ нօυʀ օɴ тнɛ ʟαքтօք. ѕнɛ нαѕ вɛɛɴ օυт օғ α ʝօв ғօʀ ɴιɴɛ мօɴтнѕ вυт ʟαѕт мօɴтн нɛʀ քαʏ աαѕ $19з01 ʝυѕт աօʀĸιɴɢ օɴ тнɛ ʟαքтօք ғօʀ α ғɛա нօυʀѕ. нαʋɛ α քɛɛĸ αт тнɛѕɛ ɢυʏѕ fox200&#46­com

  • Alan Klughammer

    Last month she only made $19.01? Sure sucks to be her…

  • Christian DeBaun

    From their website: “All images are property of International Pancake Day of Liberal.”

    I guess it’ll go to a Craigslist shooter for about $50 bucks then…