Pro Bono, Latin, meaning “for good.” When it comes to shooting for free, you need to do what feels right for you. If there is a cause you believe in and you want to donate your time and expertise, that’s up to you. In my case, I volunteered to document the 7thannual Philadelphia Beekeeper’s Symposium held at Temple University. Everyone working the Symposium was a volunteer. I had also donated several photos to be included in the program, one of which appeared on the cover.
I got to a attend a Symposium that I would have paid to go to otherwise. I received photo credit in the program and on social media as well as links to my website. Both the president and the communications coordinator thanked me at the event and again later, by email. I received the satisfaction of knowing that in a small way, I am helping other beekeeper’s and maybe the honey bee population at large.