I've recently received a request by a friend to shoot his upcoming Kickstarter campaign. He wants product and lifestyle shots and has offered "catering and booze" as "payment." I'm not sure what their budget is for their campaign but I do know they're sinking money into it.
Frankly, I'm insulted. I don't need the money, but I don't want to work for free. I'm a set photographer primarily and do some portraiture on the side. I normally do portrait work for friends on the cheap, but never free.
Do I risk damaging the relationship or suck it up and help a friend out?