Lines of Sight

The business side of photography

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For Internet Slaves

If you’re an “Internet slave”, read this New York Times article by writer and cartoonist Tim Kreider about working for free.

Practicalities aside, money is also how our culture defines value, and being told that what you do is of no ($0.00) value to the society you live in is, frankly, demoralizing. Even sort of insulting. And of course when you live in a culture that treats your work as frivolous you can’t help but internalize some of that devaluation and think of yourself as something less than a bona fide grown-up.

For most professional photographers, this should not be news. But photographers new to the business should pay attention.


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