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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonriana View Post
    Hi all, just curious about this topic.
    Would you cover an full day or maybe two day event for your friend free?
    It's an important event thou.
    You've to travel far, wake up early and reach home late, cover your own transport fee, maybe meals too... would you still do that?
    For a normal friend?
    If I were to do it, it will be either for a immediate family member or for a charitable cause (like selling the photos gained and giving all the proceeds to e.g. Building a Center for Homeless Children or Immediate Assistance for Catastrophe stricken areas like what CS did for Japan)
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    it depend on what is the event and what and who am I shooting for.
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    Best advice ever given. Great motivation/demotivation with minimal effort.

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if you don't like to shoot for free than just say no,

    if you afraid you can't turn down some request by distant relatives or friends, very easy,

    set up a website, put some very very arty farty photos in your portfolio, those photos even you put upsize down also nobody can't tell what is that type,
    you say you accept commission work, at $1000.00 per hour, and you will shoot only when something intrigue your artistic vision.

    so whenever people asking you to shoot for free, just refer them to you site to check out your work and send you a site mail.

    I guarantee that will be the last time you will hear them making such request.

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    no. not at all

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    Depend on nature of event.... Charity yes others most likely not free....

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    NO. No. No. I need to put food on the table, pay my bills, upkeep of equipment pay subcontractors upfront. Spare monies??? i would need to contribute that to my depleting CPF accnt to be able to justify the higher powers for me to purchase a flat as a self employed.
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    Nothing personal, its just BUSINESS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonriana View Post
    It's actually for a political events... I'm nt an expert but definitely not a beginner..location is really far and the timing is very early...friend as in used to be classmate.
    NO. They have the $ to hire someone to do it or at least cover for transport and meals but somehow, those people on the ground just wants to impress their higher up that they can do it for free. had seen it happen to many times liow.
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    For Victoria's Secret, hell YES!!

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    if it's for important people in my life, then probably yes. if it's for official events, there is no way i can cover it for free. at the bare minimum they have to cover my transport fees and provide meals for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    For Victoria's Secret, hell YES!!
    Haha....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    For Victoria's Secret, hell YES!!
    LoL~ Smexy~

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    Personally i would not do it lorh~ Your friend isn't that close to you right?

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    I don't think there is a definite answer to that question. $ and friendship and reasons for taking that assignments can vary from case to case.

    As a whole, only the photographer knows why or under what reasons he is willing or not willing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    For Victoria's Secret, hell YES!!
    Nice one.. haha... I'm not good at rejecting.. but thanks for all the promptly replies C=

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    if you don't like to shoot for free than just say no,

    if you afraid you can't turn down some request by distant relatives or friends, very easy,

    set up a website, put some very very arty farty photos in your portfolio, those photos even you put upsize down also nobody can't tell what is that type,
    you say you accept commission work, at $1000.00 per hour, and you will shoot only when something intrigue your artistic vision.

    so whenever people asking you to shoot for free, just refer them to you site to check out your work and send you a site mail.

    I guarantee that will be the last time you will hear them making such request.
    actually i like this idea. gonna be making one of those scam sites for show.

    would be a good way to deter ppl preying on students. especially now i'm busy studying

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    Yes I will for REAL charity. I will make sure I am not be treated as "free labour".
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    I think I will not esp if it is an important event. for "Family" only is ok. for very close friends, still can consider but probably will try not to.

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    Default Re: would you cover an whole day event for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMC View Post
    For Victoria's Secret, hell YES!!
    liew... aim higher,. can?

    if it is for Hustler magazine, definitely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    NO. They have the $ to hire someone to do it or at least cover for transport and meals but somehow, those people on the ground just wants to impress their higher up that they can do it for free. had seen it happen to many times liow.
    ... and further requests will follow for subsequent events; then how to say "No"...

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