Ep 136: Snapshot: Should you work for free and how to take your photography to the next level

When you’re starting out in photography, you can sometimes be offered opportunities in exchange for “exposure”. That is, your client doesn’t want to pay but promises that they will promote you in some other way. Should you do this? Gina and Valerie reveal their strategies.

Also, we answer a listener question on how to take her photography to the next level.

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Show notes

When should you work for free?

Gina and Valerie answer this question in the episode.

Miroslava Balas asks:

Hello Gina and Valerie,

Hope you are doing well 🙂

It has been more than a year since I got my first DSLR, Nikon D3200. Entry level, yes, but it was a miracle for me.

I was so lucky to found your podcast at the same time. You followed me on my journey, inspired me and helped me learn.In October I took my courage and joined the podcast community, what a great experience.

In October I took my courage and joined the podcast community, what a great experience.

I am now taking the next step and share some of my recent work with you.
I wanted to ask for your opinion. Some guidelines to where to focus next (the most) would be much appreciated.

Currently, I am taking pictures of my neighbours, friend and family. Focusing on so many things; composition, light, posing, cropping, post processing…

Great thanks, Gina and Valerie for what you have created

Kind regards from Slovakia
Miroslava Balas

P.S. If you ever decide to visit this part of the world (it is really beautiful), you can count on the free assistant/translator and bryndzove halusky

Above: Image by Miroslava Balas
Above: Image by Miroslava Balas
Above: Image by Miroslava Balas
Above: Image by Miroslava Balas
Above: Image by Miroslava Balas

 

Above: Image by Miroslava Balas
Above: Image by Miroslava Balas

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