Posts Tagged ‘free’

Deal Alert: Pick Up Two 8GB SDHC Cards for Free with Free Shipping

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Here’s something you don’t get very often: something for nothing. TigerDirect is currently selling Centon 8GB SDHC Class 4 memory cards for, get this, zero dollars. All you have to do is fill out the mail-in rebate. Read more…

Beautiful Poster Shows How We Got to the Cameras We Use Today

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If you’ve ever wanted a visual history of photographic cameras, this poster by Retrofuturismo-Kitsch, should suit your needs. Taking a look as far back as basic camera obscuras and all the way up to the Sony Mavica, this graphic pulls out some of the most iconic – and unusual – cameras to ever hit the market.

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Deal Alert: onOne Software is Giving Away Perfect Effects 8 for Free

© Theano Nikitas

© Theano Nikitas

It’s not often a company hands out an entire piece of $100 software for free, but today is one of those exceptions, thanks to onOne Software. As of writing this article onOne is offering a completely free download of Perfect Effects 8 Premium Edition and there’s no sign of when this offer will end.

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Band Responds to Copyright Controversy, Believes All Digital Art Should be Free

The original Facebook post that started the whole debacle.

The original Facebook post that started the whole debacle.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has responded to the copyright controversy we told you about earlier today… sort of. We didn’t receive a response directly from them, but because of the massive amount of attention the story has gotten both here and on Reddit, the band posted an interesting response to their Facebook. Read more…

Pro Photographer on Craigslist: Why Don’t You Work for Free?

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You don’t exactly have to be telepathic to know where this Boston-area photographer is coming from. He/she was probably checking over his accounts receivable, wondering how he was going to make it to the next gig, when some clueless would-be entrepreneur contacted him with a fabulous opportunity to do head shots of his entire staff in return for exposure and goodwill, aka bupkis. Read more…

The New ‘Flag’ App Will Print and Mail You Your Photos for FREE

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A new app called ‘Flag’ is exploding on Kickstarter today, and it’s based on a very simple premise. The app will print and mail you museum quality, 220 gsm prints of 20 photos per month absolutely free… just as long as you allow them to place advertisements on the usually-blank back side of the photo.

That’s it: no catch, no shipping charges, nothing. For now, you have to live in the US, but they hope to expand out soon. Read more…

Musician’s Scathing Letter Offers One Way to Respond to Requests for Free Work

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A strongly worded letter has gotten a surprising amount of attention in photograpy circles recently.

It was written by UK musician Whitey (aka. NJ White) in response to a TV producer who requested to use his work for free, and it’s gotten popular because, even though it was written by a musician, photographers really seem to love Whitey’s no BS response to a request many of them are familiar with. Read more…

Tennis Australia Wants Experienced, High-Quality Photographers… For Free

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In another “sign-of-the-times” type of story out of Australia, the company Tennis Australia has been in hot water with photographers for over a month now over a classified ad posted on News.com.au. The ad called for photogs with “previous experience,” “a strong knowledge of tennis,” and their own equipment. The pay? There is none. Read more…

DxO FilmPack 3 Film Emulation Software is Free Until October 31st

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Want to quickly make your digital photos look like analog ones without shelling out big bucks for paid software by VSCO and DxO? You’re in luck: for a limited time, DxO is giving away free licenses for the previous version of its creative image processing program FilmPack 3. By comparison, VSCO charges $119 for its film emulation packs, and DxO charges $79 for FilmPack 4.

All you need to do is visit the promo page and enter an email address the activation code should be sent to. The software download weighs in at about 280MB. This promo ends on October 31st, 2013, so act soon if you’d like this free program.

DxO FilmPack 3 Free License [DxO via Reddit]

When You SHOULD Do Work for Free

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Whenever somebody asks me if they should take a free job I answer with a resounding, no. Don’t do it. Just don’t. It should be a hard and fast rule in your book: do not work for free! That said, everybody breaks the rules, especially their own. Case in point, I just came off of a job this past weekend where, you guessed it, I worked for free.

So since me sitting here and lecturing you about why you shouldn’t work for free would be a big waste of everybody’s time, especially having just taken a free job myself, lets instead go ahead and look at when, perhaps, just maybe, you should at least consider working for free.
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