I'm not entirely sure this should be posted here, since if it's free, I don't think it qualifies as a business technically, but I still think this is the most applicable forum. I am a beginning photographer, looking to (eventually and slowly) work my way into making a profession out of it. I figure the best way to build a name, reputation and a portfolio would be to offer free photography services to my local area. I would steer clear of "important" things like weddings, simply due to the "once in a lifetime" nature of them. Instead, I figure I will focus more on outdoor family sessions, birthday parties, etc... I'll provide an immediate up front disclaimer to the effect of, "I am just beginning! No guarantees are made about quality or quantity of work!" I would like to offer prints, maybe a free 8x10 or something with their package, and in return all I would want is the allowance to use the photos I have taken in establishing content for a portfolio. Does this sound reasonable, realistic, legal, morally sound, etc? It seems to me like it would be a good way to get my foot in the door and get some experience under my belt before I begin charging for my work. What do you all think? Thanks!