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Old 03-29-2011, 03:56 PM
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"Should I Work for Free" flowchart

I'm posting it in Salon because it's not 100% serious. Start in the middle.

http://www.shouldiworkforfree.com/clean.html#no5
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:11 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

Actually There is quite a bit of truth
Work for free or next to nothing
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:56 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

I'd like to know how many people here (retouchers/photographers) if they were offered a full spread in Pop/Vogue/Elle or shoot a campaign for a major brand would think it's a bad idea to do it for free if you don't already have that kind of brand/magazine in your portfolio
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:02 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

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I'd like to know how many people here (retouchers/photographers) if they were offered a full spread in Pop/Vogue/Elle or shoot a campaign for a major brand would think it's a bad idea to do it for free if you don't already have that kind of brand/magazine in your portfolio
I do not think it would be possible to get this kind of offer ... They are not going to choose unexperienced photographer/retoucher as this production cost a lot of money and they are under the time pressure as well. I would suggest to everyone who is interested to watch The September Issue movie. This is a documentary about the preparation of the most important issue of Vogue Magazine - a september issue.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:46 PM
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I do not think it would be possible to get this kind of offer ... They are not going to choose unexperienced photographer/retoucher as this production cost a lot of money and they are under the time pressure as well. I would suggest to everyone who is interested to watch The September Issue movie. This is a documentary about the preparation of the most important issue of Vogue Magazine - a september issue.
Really? That's odd... I did an ELLE advertorial and a VOGUE Beauty editorial, 3 years ago, for free. I didn't have the names and it helped me plenty
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Really? That's odd... I did an ELLE advertorial and a VOGUE Beauty editorial, 3 years ago, for free. I didn't have the names and it helped me plenty
Did you get a paid work from them as well?

As a photographer you have a huge responsibility and you need to be able to deal with stress during shooting. As a retoucher you have much better position.

Two weeks ago I have been shooting for Jameson and I suppose to get paid ...
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:56 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

Dosen't everyone have to do a test at some point?
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:51 AM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

IF I was offered the free spread and I didn't have the exposure yet, of course, yes. It may seem strange and out of place, but I have noticed these opportunities do come along once in a while, and if you're ready for them, you can really capitalize.

Overall though, I try to work for free on fewer and fewer things
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:40 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

this is an interesting article:

http://zackarias.com/for-photographe...-the-industry/
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:59 PM
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Re: "Should I Work for Free" flowchart

I for one enjoyed, Doug. Thanks; it rings (sort of) true on a few levels.
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