I would like to clarify, the free work at the event I do is because I have been friends with the organiser and been shooting since the event began. It has since grown a little but not massively. There are no other paid togs there and everyone does it for free. I do it free cause a lot of my friends drive there, ther are not in mega expensive cars, it's more like a community.
People snort at free togs, as do I because now I have the portfolio to backup my experience I want to start charging but the transition is very difficult.
Anyway I have made my move and got rid of some gear. Treated myself to a mint Olympus Trip 35 and a few rolls of Tri-X and Portra. I am looking forward to going out and veined in the moment.