I appreciate your comments Chris Wage, but not working for free is exactly what I was calling on the design and creative community to do, and it worked. If those people don’t hold their own profession to a high standard than no one else will.
And no, no one is forcing anyone to do anything. If as a photographer you can say that “so called” photographers willing to shoot for free hasn’t effected the landscape of your industry, I’ll happily apologize. I also don’t have to prove to you how good or bad I am at my job. My clients are the only ones that matter in that regard. If you’d like some references, I’d be happy to send them your way.