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