Do NOT Shoot for Free “Exposure”

One of the things that photographers get asked a lot is “Can I use your photographs for free and give you “exposure”? This is always a bad idea and I understand that as a new photographer starting out, you might think, “Why not, I want to become known”? The reason you should NOT let people or especially companies use your work for free “exposure” is it hurts the market for every photographer that is out there trying to make a living in this chosen profession. The following image is one of my photos I had a company ask if they could use …