Where are you finding assistants?

6 months 3 weeks ago #653335 by Kate Stailey
Big job coming up in September.  I'll need to get some help for this one.  Where are you finding responsible and experienced assistants?  


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6 months 3 weeks ago #653343 by Nikon Shooter
I believe in the idea that If one is paid correctly, the work
will be done right — given you don't hire an idiot!

Personally, I hired a young guy recently for a corporate job.
We spend some hours to learn how to manipulate the gear,
what cases contain, what is expected from him that day, etc.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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6 months 3 weeks ago #653351 by Kate Stailey
Where did you hire him from? 


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6 months 3 weeks ago #653357 by Nikon Shooter
A schoolmate of my younger son — who does the job very
well thank you! — but couldn't because he had some school
end of the year bookings he had to attend to.

That fellow, from another class, used to train with my son. I
saw a sharp, fast, and strong guy and I was sure of his moto-
tic precise skills. I did not regret it a minute.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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6 months 3 weeks ago #653424 by Ian Stone
You could always post a wanted listed on Craigslist.  But filter them out good.  I would meet with them way ahead of time and see how well they listen to instructions and how much they know.  


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6 months 3 weeks ago #653690 by CharleyL
I would post a "Want Ad" message on my local Photography Meet Up group to hopefully find a photographer "Newbie" who would be interested in helping me. This would be a great chance to give them some good experience and get the help that you need at the same time. An interview and training session ahead of time would, of course, be necessary. You will both need it.

Charley


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6 months 3 weeks ago #653715 by Roman Omell
You might want to check local meet up groups for photography as well.  Just saying, there are always some that want to make a little extra $$. 


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654320 by Joslyn
Yep, check with your MeetUp group organizer, often they send out newsletters to members.  See about announcing your need for assistant there.  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #654474 by ShutterGuy
+1 Craigslist  


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