Free Photography

 

Will you photograph [insert job here] free-of-charge?

simple answer, no

I still find it astonishing that people ask for a photographer to provide free photography as if we do it for fun (which of course we do) and do not have a business to run or expenses to pay.

So, let me explain why I DO NOT work for free *

1. Insurance ~ Business & Gear

2. Gear costs thousands of pounds per year

3. Education ~ Courses, workshops, seminars, books

4. Software

5. TIME

6. Knowledge, experience

7. Value

Finally...

an analogy

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* In rare circumstances I will shoot free-of-charge, such as if the assignment is something of particular interest to me personally.