Every so often, I post over at the blog of my agent, Black Star. My most recent post is - "12 Excuses for Shooting Photos for Free — and Why They’re Bogus". Below is #5 - and go check out the other 11 here.
5. Every photography job I’ve ever gotten has been through word of mouth — often because I did something for free first.
Right, word of mouth. As in, “Hey, I know this photographer who will shoot for free…” Congratulations! You’ve just become known all over town as the guy who doesn’t expect to be paid for his work. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll even get a client who offers to buy you lunch.Enjoy the rest of your day!
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