Every photographer knows the drill about work for free requests:
- “It will be a great opportunity to build your portfolio”
- “We don’t have a budget for photos”
- “Other people have done this kind of work for free…”
Given the strong competition in photography, it’s tempting to accept this kind of “work”.
We strongly discourage working without compensation. When a Pixsy employee was recently asked by a friend to do a small shoot for free, we wondered how photographers should handle these situations.
So we gathered a panel of industry experts and asked then one question: is it ever OK to ask a photographer to work for free?