I’m a student photographer. I agreed to take some shots of a friend of mine as a favor to her and because it helped me with a study assignment. The day of that shoot, she mentioned she might no of some work for me and asked if I was interested.
Me: I am! What are the details?
Client: Oh, it’s nothing too difficult. It’s a weekend event. You would need to photograph one of our hosted events and film one group dance each day.
Me: Sounds fun! What’s the budget?
Client: Well, you wouldn’t be PAID per se, but you’d get free admission, a really tasty free lunch, and there will be pretty girls your age there! Maybe you’ll meet someone!
Me: …Thank you very much for considering me for the position, but I’m afraid I will have to decline.