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So, the bottom line is, if someone contacts you for free work and is promising you exposure as though it were a real commodity that they control, be polite but see it for what it often really is, someone wanting your good work for no compensation.
But if you need to build a portfolio or reputation, or if you wish to create or continue goodwill in your local business community, go for it. Always have a contract or application of some sort, though, it’s for everyone’s protection and best interests.
Also, know for sure what you can and cannot do with your images or videos, having it spelled out in any paperwork concerning the transaction of doing work for free as a photographer.
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