from what I know, CC only have budget for event photography when a MP is gracing the event, but usually they have their regular photographers.
CC will not outsourcing event coverage to anyone, tho it is very low budget shoot.
however, anyone can just go and shoot such events, it is fine with the CC, cos nobody is paying the rest of photographers.
Option 1 : Don't do jobs. Net result: spend a lot of money on gears, with no income.
Option 2: Do jobs. Net result, spend a lot of money on gears, some income. Better than nothing.
what is my views on hobbyists doing moonlighting? you have no idea at all.
anyway, I have on obligation to explain anything that I say.
maybe you spend some time reading the postings before you shoot anything from you mouth, you can make more friends here.
Why not move this to Photo Biz section, quite relevant there.
Don't think this person is here to be friendly. Old adage: Empty Vessels = Most Noise comes to mind. Read a little and just shoot coz you are anonymous seems to be the order of the day for these personas. This is the reason Singa quit the courtesy movement. Haha.
I agree. CC hardly pay and often look for volunteers. Some CCs have photography clubs or those form by hobbists. Often than not, these groups will be providing the events coverage for free or in the form of exchange for use of facilities at the CC to conduct photography meetings or classes.