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Old Jan 19, 2011, 1:56 PM   #1
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For those who wish to earn income from photography (as opposed to those who just wish to practice the art/hobby), invariably you will run across a situation where you will have an "opportunity" to work for free. Please take a look at the following link and click on the imbedded link to the flow diagram. Study it. It will answer all your questions regarding when it is a good idea to work for free.
http://jessicahische.com/spendstoomu...netting/?p=780
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Old Jan 19, 2011, 3:54 PM   #2
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 1:39 AM   #3
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Why wasn't this posted before I shot the wedding on Jan 1, 2011? Did the wedding for a friend at work who couldn't find a photographer who would work on her wedding day. Okay, so all the bosses at work think I did a really nice thing and raises are coming up soon. Did learn one very good lesson and that is no more free shoots.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 2:42 AM   #4
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Gaaak! I just signed on for a free wedding shoot. It's for some future in-laws, so what could possibly go wrong? Family will always treat the free photographer with peace, love, and understanding, right?
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Family will always treat the free photographer with peace, love, and understanding, right?
Sure, and gas prices are going back to .50 cents a gallon.
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Good one John. Photography as a business is getting tougher all the time with too many freebies out there. The only thing I do for free is non profit organization events. Then in the end it still isnt really free. My time and charges are inflated astonomically for tax write off purposes.
It also leads to more "paying" work and easy publication with "Images courtesy of really nice photography company"
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