As photographers, we are aware that our profession is one of the most competitive around. We need to band together, however, to address the dissolving floor of our market. Without doing anything to harm competition or to go against the normal forces of this market economy, we need to examine and address the effects of TFP work. We are asked way too often to work for free. Huge numbers of talented amateurs have flooded the market, making it quite easy to find photographers willing to work for free. This has reduced the value of skilled photography to the point where many of us struggle to survive.

What can be done? Clearly we must not act illegally or unethically, but there needs to be conversation around this topic and others if we are to protect our profession.

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    "I am a hobby photographer hope to sell my work in the near future, have background in film and television production what is happening to the photo industry is also happening to graphics/print shops and what happened in the film video industry."
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