Freelancers, Not Free Dancers

Sometimes, money is not everything that drives a photographer to create work. Money does play a huge part in helping artist endure the expenses so as to continue to create art. My life as an artist has been about the same as any other upcoming artist. A few personal shoots to explore my creativity and other few paid assignments. Along all these shoots are those shoots which really attract you towards them in such a way you wouldn’t mind doing them for nearly 70% cheaper than u would usually charge. I have done many such shoots and will never be able to resist them. But what do you do if in-spite of doing a shoot at a cost that only compensates for you efforts, people delay your fee by a period of about 5 months each time extending a month for the entire period. Amongst so many careers, why is it assumed that freelancers should receive delayed fees. An artist would feel totally discouraged and is put to a halt to chase his hard earned money. It kills you deep inside to follow up on collecting some money which you actually deserve but is kept in somebody else’s pockets.

How does one tackle such situations?How does one avoid such situations?Looking forward to some answers, Please leave your comments below.“Art is what we call…the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.”– Seth Godin

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