If you don't shoot that kind of stuff, why would you even reply? HahahaNo. I don't shoot "breaking news"/stringer work (car wreck/chase, shooting, house fire, etc.). Closest thing I've done to breaking news at home in a decade was going to the hospital and hanging out for two days after the quarterback here had a wreck in the middle of this past season.
Thanks. I wouldn't give five minutes of my time or power up my camera for that kind of money.Its not a threat but its a nice option. I'm signed up. . . . Takes about 45 minutes of my time for $40-$50. . . .
I can't argue with that.. . . Better than waiting 6-8 months to get paid by NBC. . . .
This is a good sign. If the pros get frustrated with the process then surely the average busy person won't take the time to fool with it and it will go away.By the way, shooting stuff for Stringr really sucks, because all you have is a smartphone to shoot with, waaay too many wides and super wides, you can't get tights or super tights, because video is much too shaky if you are zooming and shooting with an iPhone. . . .
. . . Also, UBER drivers who use this app do not have all the training and knowledge that professional camera crews have. Sometimes we forget how much time and effort it has taken us to be good photogs and tell great stories through visual sequences. You can't teach that to someone in an hour or two.
In one sentence you say you're not shooting for them and then you say the only thing you shoot for them anymore is . . . which is it?. . . I have quit shooting for them. They want to pay $65 for tornado video that I can get $400 for by selling it myself. They are stupid if they think I'm selling it through them. Only thing I shoot for them anymore is generic events like festivals and ribbon cuttings and that's only if I'm in the immediate area when the request alert comes across my phone. I don't go out of my way to shoot for them. Its not worth it.
You don't say! At least we all know not to fool with it now. Thanks for the intel. BahahahaAlso, just because you get a request doesn't mean you will automatically get paid. The request is because a media outlet has requested video from Stringr. However, once it shot and uploaded, if the outlet doesn't want it then they don't buy it and you the shooter does NOT get paid. It's a total BS setup.