I do not do TFP or “SHOOT ME FOR FREE”
This story was published on my pages on social networks. Lately I have increasingly begun to abandon the TFP (TFP shooting) and the reason is simple - I have enough material for retouch and portfolio and this will be enough for a few years ahead.
I sometimes shoot TFP - under certain conditions
such as (the idea, plot, model, makeup artist, facilities, stylists, and all this for the sake of - of something or someone, who would be able to pay the costs) – remark- the cost do not include makeup artist, stylist, model etc. under the terms of TFP / / / this is nonsense which will turn into a farce and irresponsibility.
Then, it happens very often that an a - la "popular person") offers him/herself to shoot for free. Those individuals measure their popularity themselves and , therefore, they boldly say to me something like: ‘ - I - I - and again I – do not pay money for photo shooting! I'm so cool that they shoot me for free.’
I want to ask them a lot of questions right away (but in PM I am politely silent), so I address these questions here:
- And do you also eat for free (breakfast, lunch, dinner, free transportation (free gasoline), have shoes and clothes for free, free hairdresser, having your nails done for free, delivery from web stores you get FOR FREE , and just as in the case of diarrhea you fly into a public toilet with the words: ‘- I sh*t for FREE, open the door!!!’
I understand that there are people –well-hyped - and they live by barter and it works - but why should a photographer be obliged to you? - You sang to me or danced for me or showed me on TV? Or I shoot with Hasselblad but not with Canon thanks to you?
So, dear "shoot me for free" - it is not even TFP, this is a show-off. Ashamed to say it out loud, but ( if so you are so cool!!) - Payment for the photographer is not more than an hour of service in a nail salon, or beauty salon (depends on you ), and retouching your photos – it is done manually- takes many hours of manual work. Did you buy Globus Gourmet bread from the bakery ? handmade cakes ? –so the price for everything hand- made is HIGH., and therefore it is expensive to make your photo album manually (with many hours of professional retouching).
And furthermore: For those who like shooting for free, you should find yourself an agent who will still pay for you, for all the services you do not notice or forget about .. And as soon as you have such an agent, he may come by and I will discuss your "free" photo shoot with him.