I love to use my skills and experience to support charities, non-profits, social enterprises, and community organisations. I enjoy working with organisations that make a genuine difference to the actual lives of their clients and I’m particularly passionate about issues of social justice, the welfare of the vulnerable, and the climate crisis.
I bring all of my expertise and ability to photography for non-profits, not to mention a full kit bag, my passion and enthusiasm. For me, these shoots are in no way second-string, fill-in-the-time jobs until the next commercial job comes along; they are a part of my target portfolio of work. And I know that non-profits and charities have commercial objectives too (just as any business does), objectives requiring the strongest imagery in order to generate key actions from their target supporter and client bases.
One crucial difference, though, between undertaking photography for non-profits and commercial businesses is that charities will often have less capability to pay commercial rates for their photography and I fully understand this. My approach is to have an open and honest discussion with the organisation and work within their parameters in terms of how much, if any, they can pay for photography services.
I am perfectly willing to work without charge (at my discretion and for the right organisations), but of course welcome the opportunity of payment, even if not at commercial rates, where that is possible.