I get this question pretty frequent when I have moved on to do videography full time. I have requests from friends and past clients asking me if I can take photos for them for their events, buildings and portraits. More often than not, I will forward my friends who are doing photography to them. It is pretty heart warming when they complimented that they like my photos that I took very much. Well, the thing is, I still take photos. Just not paid. If you do ever see photos that I post on my facebook account, they are probably done either on a pro-bono basis or just for the fun of it like a hobby. When it is done out of fun, I do not have any obligation to deliver as many photos as I would probably be contractual to give which some clients want everything that you take.
As much as I do it for the fun of it for people, I would very much to have them as a friend, to appreciate what I have done and maybe offer me a cup of coffee at the very least. There were many instances where I have been too kind, and I have learnt the hard way but I’m glad I have friends like Dawn.
Here’s some photos that I have shot for her in 2013:
On one hand, while not being able to take photos for income is tied to the company’s policy that I’m in, on the other, if I am still shooting photos, I probably wouldn’t have as much time as I have to invest my time in crafting the perfect wedding film. Make sense doesn’t it?