TFCD or Time for Prints (or Trade For Prints, Time For Pics, TFP, and sometimes prints for time, PFT) is a term many photography communities use to describe an arrangement between a model and a photographer whereby the photographer agrees to provide the model with a certain number of pictures of selected photographs from the session, and a release i license to use those pictures in return for the model’s time.
The word “Time” refers a person’s time spent during the photo shoot. The word “Prints” refers to a physically printed photo, usually on photo paper, although the photographs can also be delivered in an electronic file through email. The foundation of the concept of TFP being that both, a photographer and a model get together and exchange their “time”, for free, and each receives the photos for their own usage. Since photos can now be delivered by means other than “Prints”, some variant wordings of this arrangements are: Time for CD or Trade for CD.
With TFCD, the photographer provides a selection of images on a CD or other digital support instead of prints. Similarly, with the ease and convenience of digital high-resolution images, the generic term TF has evolved, where it does not necessarily refer to a tangible CD or printed image since the same accepted rules apply. There are benefits to both parties of such an arrangement. The model can build a portfolio of photographs to show to prospective clients at little or not cost, while the photographer gets a model for a particular project or his portfolio with little if any outlay of cash.
Is you are interested to have a session of collaboration TFCD with me, please contact with me at TFCD@necram.com