Posts Tagged ‘craigslist’

Restaurant Finds that Smartphone Photos Have Doubled Table Times Since 2004

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Not exactly a reliable scientific study, a recent Craigslist rant by one “Busy NYC Restaurant” that describes itself as “a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists” has gotten a lot of press time for drawing attention to a troubling intersection of food service and photography.

Posted in the rants and raves section of the online classifieds site, the restaurant supposedly compared security footage from 2004 with that from 2014 and found that taking cell phone photos and other smartphone shenanigans have added nearly an hour to the average table time at the restaurant. Read more…

Craigslist Ad Seeks Digital Artist to Make it Look Like Abusive Boyfriend is Cheating

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This is, bar none, the strangest Craigslist ad we have ever seen. In the past, the few ads we’ve shared typically involve people trying to hire photographers to work for free, but this is completely different.

Posted by a concerned family, they would like to hire a professional digital artist who can make it look like one of their relatives’ boyfriends is cheating. In other words, they would like you to insert this guy’s face into several pictures with another girl and make it look 100% believable. Read more…

THIS is How You Sell a Lens on Craigslist: The Classified Ad to End All Classified Ads

Talented photographer and web designer Sasha Juliard just won Craigslist for photographers everywhere, because even if you’re not in the market for a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens, you’re going to end up reading his entire classified ad from start to finish. (Warning: The ad contains a big helping of strong language). Read more…

Exclusive: Lenstag Recovers Its First Item, Stolen Lens Returned to Happy Owner

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Stolen gear registration and recovery service Lenstag reached a major milestone last week when they successfully recovered and returned a stolen lens to its rightful owner! Read more…

Rant: Wedding Photographer Wants to Buy Good Wedding Shots to Pad Their Portfolio

Just when you thought you’d seen it all… Excuse me for a moment while I climb atop my soap box. *Taps Mic* Check? Is this thing on? Okay.

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This was sent to me by a friend this morning and, after I opened it, I just sat staring at it. I could see it was a Craigslist ad, that much was evident, but I had to keep reading it over and over because the words just would not register. I knew they were English, and complete sentences were formed, but what it was asking went beyond my means of comprehension.

At first, I thought it was a joke. Then I realized, it wasn’t. Then I said a very very bad word.

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Pro Photographer on Craigslist: Why Don’t You Work for Free?

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You don’t exactly have to be telepathic to know where this Boston-area photographer is coming from. He/she was probably checking over his accounts receivable, wondering how he was going to make it to the next gig, when some clueless would-be entrepreneur contacted him with a fabulous opportunity to do head shots of his entire staff in return for exposure and goodwill, aka bupkis. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Wedding Photographer Wanted Ad Makes Us Lose a Little Faith in Humanity

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It’s time like these that hashtags like #facepalm were invented for. Thanks to a reader, we recently stumbled across a “Wedding Photographer Wanted” ad on Craigslist that we sincerely hope is fake. Then again, given previous experience, it’s probably not. Read more…

The Tale of Pamela: A Nigerian Scamming Story Involving a Camera Sale

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This little story started after I’d bought a Ricoh GRD IV and GV-2 viewfinder. Due to some unforeseen financial issues, I realized I had to sell it. I didn’t think this would be a problem since I’d only used it around three or four times. So optimistically, I went about advertising on eBay, Gumtree and Craigslist. The next day I received an email via the Craigslist ad from ‘Pamela Richard’ asking for me to reply “asap”. This is where it all began.
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Craigslist Ad, Spoofed Screenshot Mock Sun-Times After Photographer Layoffs

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The Chicago Sun-Times has raised quite a furor talking after unexpectedly laying off its entire photography staff yesterday. Everyone seems to have something to say about it, with some commentators calling it “a sign of the times,” while others are wondering whether the newspaper is trying to pull “a union-busting move.”

Los Angeles-based writer and comedian Jason Sereno decided to weigh in a different way: he created a tongue-in-cheek Craigslist job listing in Chicago.
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How to Take Quality Product Shots for an Online Store

There are many niches in photography, but one we don’t talk about often is taking product photos. Even though these types of shots don’t fall under the professional umbrella — we’re not talking professional product photography, just product shots for an online store — almost everyone at one time or another has had to sell something on eBay or (not for the faint of heart) Craigslist.

And so, we thought we’d share this short “how to” video that Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino put together for Etsy. It offers beginners a few basic tips that can help take your product shots (and hopefully sales) to the next level. Read more…