The site you linked to has banner ads so at a very minimum they have income from those. Someone is benefiting from your photos here. You're hurting your reputation and hurting the industry. Charge for your work.
I charge when I deem it necessary. I know they dont pay for that type of stuff I'm not really worried about it. I'll consider them hosting my work on their site payment enough. I've had more than double the typical traffic on my flickr due to those photos. If thats what it takes to get my name out there than so be it. So the tradeoff would be to refuse to do the work, not get known and be stuck shooting photos and have nothing to do with them. I know for a fact that I shoot an industry in which videographers are LUCKY to break even on their videos. I know that getting a shot in a magazine pays somewhere in the nieghborhood of $50. You can lecture me all you want, but being high and mighty and denying a good friend shots for an online interview is just being a dick. It isn't skiing where dudes win $35,000 for a comp and photogs get $1500 for a photo.
I have other work coming out which I am getting paid for that isn't online content, but unfortunately for me thats how the industry works right now. I've heard it from multiple companies, from multiple photographers. Denying the work because they don't pay me when they don't pay anyone else is just dumb. Thats basically saying well fuck you I would rather not have anyone know me or my work because I think 4 photos for a twice a week online interview are worth more than a printed shot are
considering they havent paid anyone for online photos in years...
they were NOT published in the mag, nobody in the blade industry pays for online photos, its a poor industry thats how it works. Aparently you have issues reading or comprehending this idea because its how shit works. Its not something I'm thrilled about, but I also don't play on pursuing a profressional rollerblading photo career because theres no money in it.
but you're right, I just ruined photography for the world because I didn't change the way the rollerblading industry has worked for the past 5 years... good call on that one
what ask them for $1 for putting a shot online? Top phototogs in the industry have their shit online for free, I know the principles, i read wheels and wax as well. I'm not worried about putting some shots online for free so that a friend can have a solid interview. It was either I shot it and helped him out or he didn't get an interview, I did what I felt was right and its done. You can disagree or try to preach to me all you want, but once again, I read wheels and wax too and you might as well be hitting the copy and paste button with everything you are saying.
I'm done posting in here because rather than putting a few minutes of intelligent thought into talking about the specific scenario, you are just trying to preach and be high and mighty and quite honestly it isn't worth my time. Go be upset that I "killed photography" and have a good day