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01/18/2008 06:54:01 AM · #1
Well, okay, um.... it wasn't a professional photographer. It was me.
Last week, the principal at one of my schools asked me to take a photo of some old monument near by. I think it was an ancient burial mound or something, dating from 810 AD.
His own photos had been too out of focus, and as I happened to have my camera he took me there. It's for the cover of some educational pamphlet for school principals in the area.

As they're not allowed to pay in cash, today he gave me a box of cakes. I supposed you'd want to see it... oh, and I ate one already. ;-Þ

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Message edited by author 2008-01-18 06:54:15.
01/18/2008 06:57:38 AM · #2
At least it wasn't a live chicken.
01/18/2008 07:05:29 AM · #3
I actually would like to see the other photo.

01/18/2008 07:07:48 AM · #4
At least the cakes weren't ancient.
01/18/2008 07:14:37 AM · #5
The Other Photo
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Twice in a row I typed the wrong photo number. {°¤°}

Message edited by author 2008-01-18 07:15:19.
01/18/2008 07:17:20 AM · #6
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got it wrong ;)

And that is really surprising that that is 1200 years old! Or is it just something to mark the site.

Sweet story of payment. Hope the cakes were good :)
01/18/2008 08:06:39 AM · #7
LOL I was paid in cakes before, along with a limited edition print from the artist. I took pictures of the cakes for her, she makes and sells them as well as being an artist.
01/18/2008 08:36:02 AM · #8
Hehe, coolio!

I've been paid in custom orthotics before. :-D
01/18/2008 08:37:08 AM · #9
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Well, okay, um.... it wasn't a professional photographer. It was me.
Last week, the principal at one of my schools asked me to take a photo of some old monument near by. I think it was an ancient burial mound or something, dating from 810 AD.
His own photos had been too out of focus, and as I happened to have my camera he took me there. It's for the cover of some educational pamphlet for school principals in the area.

As they're not allowed to pay in cash, today he gave me a box of cakes. I supposed you'd want to see it... oh, and I ate one already. ;-Þ

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Hey! It's a start!
01/18/2008 08:48:45 AM · #10
Yep, it's a start! Doesn't pay the bills but might help out with the groceries! ;)

Nice photo, by the way!
01/18/2008 09:23:20 AM · #11
I paid a model once with a snickers bar. It is infact the shot i am using for my Best of 2007, (atm - it is subject to change... maybe) - had to have been a good snickers bar! ;)

She wasnt a child either - 22! hehe
01/18/2008 09:58:11 AM · #12
I paid a model with French onion soup once.

The shoot required about 50lb of onions. So, after the shoot, I made soup.
01/18/2008 10:30:05 AM · #13
Originally posted by BAMartin:

I actually would like to see the other photo.


That's exactly what I thought!
01/18/2008 10:43:55 AM · #14
David,
At least you got paid. I did a wedding for a friend of the family and didn't even get a thank you. Oh wait, I did get a piece of the wedding cake. Still I like your story better.
01/18/2008 10:53:36 AM · #15
I occasionally get paid in whisky (but thankfully not whiskey)


01/18/2008 11:25:10 AM · #16
I am in the wrong profession... :)
01/18/2008 11:25:13 AM · #17
Define CAKES. You folks call those tiny little mouth sized bits cakes, right?
01/18/2008 11:44:21 AM · #18
Did you at least straighten the horizon before you gave them the photo?

MattO
01/18/2008 12:18:28 PM · #19
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

I paid a model with French onion soup once.


I pay them with dinner/lunch quite often.
01/18/2008 12:58:01 PM · #20
Well i hate to confess, especially following the previous poster, but I like to be paid in fine cheese.
01/18/2008 01:01:54 PM · #21
Originally posted by emorgan49:

Well i hate to confess, especially following the previous poster, but I like to be paid in fine cheese.
You must be a Gouda model or photographer.
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