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Photographers, this is why you’re not getting paid

How many times have you been asked to work for free or “for exposure?” No matter your experience and skill, I bet this has happened more than once. But why are there more and more people who aren’t willing to pay photographers for their work? In this video, Jessica Kobeissi discusses this problem and how […] The post Photographers, this is why you’re not getting paid appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Jessica Kobeissi, Working For Free, Work for Free, Stop Working For Free


How shooting for free can actually be good for your business

The very mention of working for free makes most photographers and filmmakers blow their top. But what if, in some cases, working for free can actually be good for your business? Aviv Vana of CineSummit discusses this topic and teaches you how to get more work by doing free work. Many creatives refuse to work […] The post How shooting for free can actually be good for your business appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Filmmaking, Aviv Vana, CineSummit, Working For Free, Work for Free


Photographing family and friends for free? Here’s how to accept or reject it

The very thought of working for free makes most photographers blow their top. Many of us would agree that working for free is a no-no, but there still are some exceptions. What happens when close friends and family ask you to take their photos for free? It can be a tricky situation. In this video, […] The post Photographing family and friends for free? Here’s how to accept or reject it appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Tony Northrup, Working For Free, Work for Free, Chelsea Northrup


A couple looks for a professional wedding photographer, pays with a chance to say “I’ve shot a wedding before”

Weddings are expensive, and one of the big costs is certainly the photographer. So, why not ask a professional to cover your wedding for free? Which photographer wouldn’t be thrilled to shoot a strangers’ wedding in exchange for “eternal love and gratitude?” It’s probably what one couple had in mind when they created this Craigslist […] The post A couple looks for a professional wedding photographer, pays with a chance to say “I’ve shot a wedding before” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Craigslist, News, Wedding Photographer, Wedding phtoography, Working For Free, Work for Free


Why photographers who work for free don’t affect your business

How many times have you heard (or pronounced) “Everyone is a photographer nowadays?” Indeed, there are so many people who bought a DSLR yesterday and created an “Uncle Bob Photography” Facebook page today. They throw photo shoots on super-low rates or often for free, and we all know it’s a big no-no in the industry. […] The post Why photographers who work for free don’t affect your business appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Bob, Dslr, Photographer, Working For Free, Work for Free


These are the only three reasons to work for free

Working for free has the biggest stigma on it. And for good reason, because if you don’t know how to work for free properly, you can be taken advantage of. When you work for free, you need to try and always put yourself in the best possible position to gain something from the work. Whether […] The post These are the only three reasons to work for free appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Business Of Photography, David Justice, Working For Free


How to never approach a photograper if you’re an influencer or media personality

I really dislike it when photographers aren’t treated with respect for their time and talent. It happens way too often sadly. Justin Rosenberg recently fell into this situation. He was recently approached by a media personality that wanted to take advantage of her position. The funny part is that she had less online engagement than he […] The post How to never approach a photograper if you’re an influencer or media personality appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Business Of Photography, Pratik Naik, Working For Free, Justin Rosenberg


What it would look like if plumbers worked “for exposure”

Clients can sometimes be… tricky. Okay, “tricky” is an understatement in some situations. They can be absolutely horrific. I’m sure you’ve been offered an “amazing opportunity” to work for exposure at least once in your career. Or maybe you’ve even had an offer you just couldn’t refuse, like working for socks or spray tan. I […] The post What it would look like if plumbers worked “for exposure” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Exposure, Working For Free


Clients From Hell Photographer Edition: “What Are Your Rates?”

I always say that if you want to see creativity, ask a photographer the various ways potential clients will respond back to rate requests. I decided to turn that into reality! I asked photographers the worst stories they had with potential clients responding back after being asked what their rates were. I promised to keep […] The post Clients From Hell Photographer Edition: “What Are Your Rates?” appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Photography Business, Pratik Naik, Working For Free


TFP : Friend or Foe

Today we are going to have a debate! And the subject is TFP, something which I have a had a fair few debates on already in Photography groups on Facebook. Now I’m pretty sure you all by now you know what TFP means and what it entails, if you don’t, you are either very lucky, [...] The post TFP : Friend or Foe appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Debate, Freelance Isn’t Free, Model Talk, Business Of Photography, Facebook Now, Working For Free


Chat Recap: Discounting Your Prices, Working For Free, And More

On the second Wednesday in May, we held one of our popular combined Twitter chats with the wise social media practitioners of #SMchat (learn how to join us here).  Our two groups of top communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice on the following topics of interest: How do you establish value for your work? Is it based on competitors, skill set or something else? #SMChat #SoloPr H When do you discount your prices, if ever? To get/keep an account, long-term client, hig...
Tags: Pr, Chats, Working For Free


Setting Boundaries As A Pro Photographer

In a photographer’s line of work, there are quite a few things that can go wrong. Not to be negative about the situation, but as with any other business, you should be prepared to deal with certain “sketchy” situations and set yourself some boundaries which you’ll never cross. Having boundaries and knowing exactly how far away they are is worth it for you and is good for your business. It will let you predict the outcomes (financial and intellectual) and allow you to improve on time management. ...
Tags: Business, Models, Expectations, Contracts, Boundaries, Exposure, Dzvonko Petrovski, Forms, Working For Free


Testing, retouching and photography etiquette

The word “testing” can have a variety of different meanings in the industry. But it always refers to creatives sharing their time to create something as a team. In commercial photography the test is done to see if the model is suitable for a commercial shoot, since models cost a lot of money and “bad [...] The post Testing, retouching and photography etiquette appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Inspiration, Business Of Photography, High End Retouching, Working For Free