How not to become a brand ambassador as a photographer ...

DANNY LENIHAN, PETAPIXEL:

I’ve often received emails from photographers who have approached my little brand, 3 Legged Thing with offers of “collaboration”. There’s is nothing wrong with making an approach at all, and while I rarely act upon these unsolicited approaches, they can, occasionally, yield gold.

The problem is that we live in what is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society”, whereby some of the people emailing me cannot possibly conceive the notion of rejection, or the vague understanding that collaboration is a two-way street and not a ticket to free products.

So, for those of you who are advancing their careers forward, here’s the process from this side of the table, so you can understand what it is to be on the receiving end of between 50 and 80 emails a day.

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