non-commissioned market (photography)


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Hola, quisiera dar traducción al término non-commissioned en este enunciado:

Digital technology has blurred the lines between the three non-commissioned international picture markets described in the early 1990’s.

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  • diggstownjoe

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    English - US
    A "commissioned photograph" is one that has been taken for a specific client under a specific contract. For example, if a couple hires a photographer to take pictures at their wedding, those are commissioned photographs. "Non-commissioned photographs" are those a photographer takes on his or her own, usually with the intent to sell them later to whoever will buy them.

    That said, I don't think there is an easy translation for "non-commissioned" in this context. "Non-commissioned international picture markets" could probably be translated something like "mercados internacionales de las fotografías tomadas sin contrato" but I don't know how awkward that is.
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