This is my first time on this forum and I am excited to converse with such professionals.
I have been photographing level 4&5 gymnastics and youth soccer for the past three years. I wanted to add some higher level photos to my portfolio and contacted a local junior college to see if I could gain access to some of their sports to shoot. I offered to give them cd's or dvd's with photos I take at no charge and if they use them for promotional purposes would they gladly agreed.
My question is, am I doing the right thing by giving these photos out for free in exchange for access to the games? They have no photographer on staff and use photography students to take promotional pics, which I know I can improve upon. I am hoping this gig my lead to a permanent part-time position with this junior college.
Any thoughts would be helpful.