600USD Video / Multimedia News Feature (2013)
All mileage was covered for the assignment.
Total loss of copyright
There was a W-9 mix up delaying payment. Once that was resolved it too just days to get a check.
Speed of payment - Up to 3 months
£300 - Portrait & photo essay (2014)
Loss of all rights, open end for client to sell images on.
Turned the work down… . obviously
This is the work and these are the clients who are taking the bricks out of the walls that hold up the entire assignment fed marketplace.
Low rates, no expenses, loss of copyright= zero creativity
Never took the job
$2500 + $400 for every large reprint (Portrait Stock sale, 2014)
Retained full copyright.
Fox Restaurant Concepts (creates and manages boutique-style restaurants) paid to license one photograph of mine to print as a mural on one of their restaurant’s walls and for use online/promoting. Immediate payment after I Dropboxed my images to them. Wonderful company.
$600 per image for 3 Landscape images, $1800 total. Stock sale (2014)
Full copyright retained of photographs.
No travel expenses covered (they asked me to go out and shoot for them) but I charged them an extra $50 editing fee for one image and was paid without any question.
These images were made into 100 12”x12” prints for each photograph and sold in the company’s decor section. Great communication, prompt payment, nice people to deal with. A good experience overall!
Speed of payment - 2 weeks or less
Editor Note - original submission does not specify if this was just one print run. Either way, at 6 USD/print for the artist, this seems like a poor deal.
£0 - Portrait, Assignment work (2014)
Contacted me to shoot some “street style” portraits for a section on their website. When I asked for the budget they said they didn’t have a budget for online content.
The list of blogs that showcase photography—and pay photographers for the privilege—keeps growing. The Wall Street Journal recently announced plans to publish “more and more original content” on its Photo Journal blog. Director of Photography Jack Van Antwerp says the newspaper is “pushing forward digitally…[and] visuals are key to making that successful. Photography generates traffic.” The blog will publish up to several stories per week, and pay around $400 for each one, Van Antwerp says. The New York Times Lens blog, one of the most prestigious photo blogs, was among the first to publish slideshows of projects, and interview and write about photographers. It pays $350 per slideshow. Other sites with cache among photographers include The New Yorker Photo Booth (which pays $250), CNN Photos ($600), and TIME Lightbox ($750).
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$250/half day. Event photos (2014)
Able to keep copyright to photographs. Images for web-only use, additional usage (and fees + copyright) to be negotiated separately.
12 images used
Paid $.56/mile for travel, and covered equipment rental and film costs.
Surprisingly good company to shoot for. Images were circulated heavily on their social media platforms but name/info was always attached.
Speed of payment - 1 month
$800 per 10 images. Stock sale of Street/Travel photos (2013)
Copyright retained by photographer.
Usage - 10 images, 10 pages
Payment received two weeks after publication. Photos delivered six months in advance.
$200 day rate. Assignment work (2014)
Photographer owns copyright, all rights reserved
Pages used - 1-2
Transportation costs to travel outside on New York City paid back
Notes- They do not hire photographers on-assignment very often.
Speed of payment - Up to 3 months
$0, unspecified number of still photos documenting art festival (2014)
Wanted worldwide all-media reassignable rights in perpetuity
This was a blatant attempt at total photographer exploitation, and they knew it. Weasels.
After I said that I would license specific images for specific time frames, they stopped calling
Paid £55 to shoot interiors (2014)
Copy rights are owned by Airbnb, photographer has right to use any images for portfolio
Transport mileage paid
Fee is per job. This has previously been stated as “a half day rate” it’s not. On average it take about 30mins on location for min 12 photos.
Speed of payment - 2-4 weeks
$0 paid. 6 pages used. (2013)
Portraits and photo essay on full career of an artist
The request precised they wanted photos free of right because the situation of the mag was “complicated” and that by giving my photos for free would be to support them.
I didn’t provide my photos.
$25 per assignment. Concert coverage, day-long photo story, festival coverage. (2014)
Communication is very bad. Have had to re-send invoices multiple times. You have to email them for months to get them to pay.
Copyright: “Not sure, never signed anything”
Speed of payment - Up to 1 year
$0 - Photo Essay, Stock Sale (2014)
Di Design requested numerous full size tiff files to be used in print for free, including captions and a short essay. Ridiculous.