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Just a dumb question,

I am about curious few things...

Don't know is anyone has seen the TV Show on Pay TV called "Paparazzi" (uk)

It is about the cameras following photographers lives as they seek celebrities...

I am curious to know how most people tend to get into that line of work

Most of them are "freelance" i' assume

I'd like to know how and what they did prior to getting into this type of work.

I.e.

did they do other sorts of photog or still do...

how u can try and enter this line of work

how u may attempt to get stuff published if your not a big shot known photog...

can u get your pictures published randomly by an agent even if you are not contracted to them....

etc

Post #1, Sep 23, 2006 17:19:54


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Ive seen a simlar prog and i think most of them are freelance.

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Here in the US, the Paparazzi seem to have a bad reputation. Too many of them go beyond what is reasonable to capture the open and simi-private lives of celebrities. I say simi-private because regardless that a public figure is just that, they still deserve privacy.

The market is extremely competitive and the Paparazzi will do just about anything to get that one shot. Many celebrities have lashed back and found themselves in trouble with the law and same with the Paparazzi and the media who publishes questionable images.

The respected Paparazzi are those who are employed by major magazines and other media that work with the celebrity. Just last month there was a large reward promised by one of the print media to whomever could get a picture of Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes' new baby. It was like a shark frenzy. Just about anyone with a camera (cell phone cameras included) tried desperately to get the shot for the reward money.

I would rather be at the right place and the right time and get that shot that is news worthy or an appropriately captured Paparazzi image that the open media would buy.

Just my thoughts.

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This should probablly be in "Talk About Photography" eh. That is, unless you have a photo of a paparazzi for us sydneyguy30. ;)

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Most of the paparazzi pictures I've seen have nothing to do with actual art, it's just using a nice SLR or DSLR with good lenses to simply get an image, not even a photograph, an image.

IMO paparazzi are not photographers, and never will be.


*Please Note* I'm talking about the invasive, rude, stereotypical kind...if your not that type of paparazzi, then be proud.

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so many threads are not always posted in the most relevant fields.

seeing as celebrities and paparazzi are "people"

i figured this section was quite relevant

but your right in the way that there are no pics

sorry

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Post #6, Sep 23, 2006 22:27:45 as a reply to jcw122's post 2 minutes earlier.


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sydneyguy30 wrote in post #2028388external link
so many threads are not always posted in the most relevant fields. ...

Sure, that's true... still, there's no harm in a friendly reminder. :)

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jcw122 wrote in post #2028382external link
IMO paparazzi are not photographers, and never will be.

I'm not a fan of them but some of them are pretty darned good photographers. If you look at some of the environments that they have to shoot in they turn out some decent work. I would sort of equate them to the lawyer that hands out business cards at the scene of an accident, he/she is still a lawyer.

I get a show on satellite tv here that follows one or two of these guys around. Certainly not a life for me but the income that the good ones get is just not fair. They do have a bad rap in North America but by and large they brought that on themselves.

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interesting.

i see what your saying, but it still takes a certain character and degree of craft to get good shots and to know how to get the good ones.

jcw122 wrote in post #2028382external link
Most of the paparazzi pictures I've seen have nothing to do with actual art, it's just using a nice SLR or DSLR with good lenses to simply get an image, not even a photograph, an image.

IMO paparazzi are not photographers, and never will be.

*Please Note* I'm talking about the invasive, rude, stereotypical kind...if your not that type of paparazzi, then be proud.

Post #9, Sep 24, 2006 04:01:52


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thanks

hopefully no one will keep posting here as its in the wrong area

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Sure, that's true... still, there's no harm in a friendly reminder. :)

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"don't hate the player, hate the game" and all that...

IMHO it's society, tabloid newspapers and the trash magazines like OK, Hello and Heat (examples from the UK) that create a demand for photographs of celebs doing everyday things. The paps are just fulfilling this demand created by society, if people didn't read these publications their sales would plummet and there would be no demand for paps' photos.

My stance on paps themselves is neutral, they're doing a job that many people don't like but at the same time many people read publications with their photos in :confused:

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true

Post #12, Sep 25, 2006 07:07:00 as a reply to Col_M's post 20 hours earlier.


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