Photographers provide a very useful service, and because of that, you will probably often be asked to provide those services for friends and family, and they might want a discount (or even want you to work for free). When that happens, should you indulge them? This great video explores that exact question.
Coming to you from Jessica Whitaker, this excellent video explores the often awkward topic of providing your services for free or at a discount to friends and family. This can often be a bit of a problem for photographers, as family and friends may have the attitude that you just "press a button" and might not fully understand how much time and effort goes into producing finished photos. It can also be frustrating when they ask you to bring your camera to family events and you miss out on participating because you feel the obligation to work. Personally, I've found it's best to decide what boundaries you're comfortable with and be very clear in articulating those upfront and holding to them to avoid being taken advantage of and ending up in an awkward situation. Check out the video above for Whitaker's full thoughts.
Lead image by Gustavo Borges.