Before the rush

Before the rush
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I've built a fairly high ranking site on Google and am planning to expand it this year. I would like to have an exclusive photographer, but would like a trial period with someone before I consider a hire (as our tastes may differ, or their photos may not sit well with my readers and clients). Upon thinking about this, a young photographer looking to build a client list and a reference or two would probably be best, as he/she could intern while I evaluate their work. For those familiar with the process, a few questions:

  1. Where is a good place to find entry-level photographers, trying to gain a client list and references, outside of posting on a college or high school board?

  2. How to contracts typically work for photographers? I'll explain: if I like the photographer's work, I'll want to keep them on board - I'm curious as to how photographers are paid (hourly, per project, etc).

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Are you looking for someone to do the work for free? You will most likely find someone but you are destroying the market for freelance photographers. If you can afford a pro, then pleas do hire one. You will be happier with the results. – sbaechler Jan 27 '13 at 16:28
He is looking for an intern. This does not necessarily mean someone who is not paid. Usually they are paid a low fee, in exchange for being more forgiving in quality - usually a good start for young guys in photography. Don't down-vote the question just because of that. They build some experience and can expand their portfolios with this. – TFuto Oct 29 '14 at 16:42

Check out stock libraries like iStock, maybe you'll find what you are looking for there.

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He is looking for a photographer, not photos. – TFuto Oct 29 '14 at 16:43

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