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Wow!! My mind is just BLOWN! I feel stupid!! I’m usually pretty smart when it comes to “spam” and “scams”! This dude almost pulled one over on me though!! I’m so frustrated that I wanted to get the word out and share this scam. It’s a new one for me. I had never heard of these idiots doing it this way. So please share with your photographer friends so they are aware that a job offer as a photographer with the Atlantic Magazine is a scam!! (FYI: If you want to see a few of the text he sent, click here: https://goo.gl/sPk1sp )
Here’s what happened to me! A few months ago, I got an email message that said:
I’m Scott , we are hiring photographer for the August edition of Atlantic Magazine. I saw your profile on Linkedin, After reviewing your profile, I feel excited with your work, kindly email your recent resume to (firstname.lastname@example.org ) so that I can send over the full shooting descriptions. Your prompt response will be highly appreciated.
WELL, heck!! It sounded so legit! So I did!! Immediately, I got this email..
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Scott Stossel<email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: received your message and would like more information
To: Tracie Carrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I would be glad working with you if you’re looking to expand your portfolio, working with THE ATLANTIC is just right. You’ll be meeting new photographers, directors, studio manager and producers from California and New York. You’ll also be working with models from Louisiana.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 2006, The Atlantic has been based in Washington, D.C. Created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine, it has grown to achieve a reputation for having a moderate mindset in its reporting.The magazine has notably recognized and published new writers and poets, as well as encouraged major careers. It has published leading writers’ commentary on abolition, education, and other major issues in contemporary political affairs. The periodical was named Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) in 2016.
Adjust apertures, shutter speeds, and camera focus based on a combination of factors such as lighting, field depth, subject motion, film type, and film speed.
Create artificial light, using flashes and reflectors
Have good communication and diplomacy skills
Determine desired images and picture composition; and select and adjust subjects, equipment, and lighting to achieve desired effects.
Be able to cope with stress, keeping a positive attitude
Be physically fit to cope with many hours of standing or bending over Actors.
Be tactful, sensitive, patient, and able to put people at their ease.
Be flexible and good at creative problem solving
Have a keen eye for detail to oversee continuity.
Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs and negatives, using airbrushing and other techniques.
Be able understand the overall look of the production and re-create it
Develop and print exposed film, using chemicals, touchup tools, and developing and printing equipment, or send film to photofinishing laboratories for processing.
Review sets of photographs to select the best work.
Have good special photographer skills
Have excellent organizational skills
Have good presentation skills
Be able to work effectively as part of a team
Be able to work under pressure to external and departmental deadlines
Understand relevant Health and Safety laws and procedures
You will be paid $350/day which will amount to $1050 for the 3 days.
Note: The production will be done in New Orleans, LA during the weekend of 08-11-2017 to 08-13-2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel: 921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112. Both travel/hotel expenses will be covered by the company.
Instruction: If you are available and interested in accepting this position then respond with your recent contact information such as your full name, address (to include city, state and zip code) and cell number.