Trade Work

Starting a career in photography can be an exciting, exhilarating move.  Most photographers have freedom unlike any other traditional job and can book appointments as frequently as they want.  Amateur photographers, that is to say those who don’t get compensated for shooting, usually do so because they enjoy the hobby.  Regardless of where you stand, there will be times when you need to decline an offer for work.  Here are some examples of when and why you shouldn’t say yes to an offer. Professional Photographers When you are a professional, it’s your business, even if only part time, you generate part of your income from shooting.  This is an important fact that will come into play now. Weddings that you are invited to as a guest and asked to shoot, probably a good idea to say no.  I’m often asked this, even though I’m not a wedding photographer.  If you invite me to your wedding, let me be a guest!  I want to enjoy and remember the day, not work the event.  It’s OK to decline shooting friends and family...

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