The law of reciprocity had existed for thousands of years - even in animals.
When word got around that a certain events company hire free or cheapo photographers, that events company also get 'branded' and you know will what type of clients will avoid them, and what type of clients will wear them out. Just like they wear out the those poor photographers.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you
Last edited by JasonB; 11th November 2012 at 12:00 AM.
I'd be willing to bet that the events company who want the freebies are going to refer you to other companies who will want at least one or more freebie shoots to see how good you are. It's a dead end street and one that has been flogged to death over the years around the world. This sort of freebie isn't worth it to be honest as it shows not only is the event company a bunch of swindlers but you will be short changed long term.
Good luck if you take it, you'll need it.
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