A couple asked for a FREE weeding photographic coverage in exchange of some "exposure" for the photographer on FB and among the guests. The email proposal went viral, you can read about it here: https://petapixel.com/2020/01/30/couple-asks-photographer-to-shoot-free-wedding-for-exposure-to-117-unmarried-guests/ Some bad stories: I remember being offered amazing deals of doing some free work in exchange of "having the benefit and luxury of getting involved with some brand". Amazing, offending? yes, silly? yes. Funny? sometimes hilarious. Same happened with some open heart offers to cover a wedding because I was a trusted close loved friend and they didn't want anyone else to do it. Oh yes, sounds lovely but while everybody would be eating and dancing I would be working for free, sounds amazing huh? I refused wedding photo invitations and business proposals that were this absurd. Some positive stories: had interesting invitations to document and get to know some private touristic or historic locations for free (exclusive places you can't just walk in, even paying), or places where -no photos are allowed-. I would take the pictures for free and had my stay at the place fully paid enjoying a privileged kind treatment, oh yes that's fun and very much appreciated. There are times where doing work for free isn't exactly free because you can get some positive benefits that you just can't buy. But anyway the article brought some memories.