Jakov Barnes wrote: Troponin where you out of? My sister lives in West Palm Beach and travels all around Florida photographing horses and any equine event she can get too.
Have you photographed wild horses before?
Troponin wrote: I live about an hour from Houston Texas.
icepics wrote: That sounds par for the course coming from people with cameras listing themselves on Facebook and Craigslist. I've seen it often enough that people get into charging for their photography, realize how much work it is, have to deal with upset clients, etc. and end up out of it in a couple of years or so. Might seem discouraging, but hopefully that person with a camera will become more realistic and either develop skills or move on to something else.
Troponin the only thing about doing photos for someone's business without charging is what happens now that the owner wants more photos, more usage, and it becomes time to start charging? It might be challenging to go from no cost to the going rate for that type work, which if it's good is apparently priced high. Of course it's fine to start out exchanging photos for access to the owner's horses as subjects to learn and practice, but probably worth setting guidelines on how much/what will be provided as TFP (trade for 'prints' is the traditional meaning). And if you get referrals and opportunities that's great, but it probably will be getting necessary soon if you haven't already to start learning how to draw up contracts, license usage, pricing, etc.
Especially since your photos will be getting published as well as being used for marketing. Don't count on a photo credit; often photos are just listed as 'Provided' if the owner is providing photos. For magazine publication usually they should contract with you for usage of your photos, and if they don't then probably they'll be provided and your name won't accompany the article. Look up the magazine(s) and see what the articles/photos look like. Try asmp.org or PPA for info. on licensing usage, contracts, etc. and a link to a pricing guide.