"Willie, can you be our photographer for this Saturday staff's meeting? " Now, how would you respond to this question if you are not a person who take photographs for free and the fact that the school will expect you to use your expensive equipment? Oh well, without any hesitation, I answered "Yes, sure, no problem".
As a free lance photographer, unpaid task like this still have a few benefits:
a. To create network. When people see your photos and they love them, you'll get famous.
b. To build rapport. As business people, you need to be friendly to potential clients. When they are comfortable with you, they might need you in future to take wedding photos.
c. To show that you are easy to work with. I like to work with people, I don't want anybody to feel that I am a difficult person to work with.
d. But above all, naturally, I am person who cannot say NO to a request. Hahaha!
Talking about using expensive equipment, since the school will not pay me, I will,
a. use only digicam to take photos.
b. edit a few photos only. But if I were to edit, I will do it seriously. Just look at the photos I edited below,
Why do people lie?
5 weeks ago