Advice - Photography / Useful networks and links
Photographers have found that rapid communication among themselves has become essential - to warn of abuses, to pass on news, and to act collectively to solve problems.
EPUK (Editorial Photographers UK & Ireland) is a discussion group for the business of editorial photography, open to all editorial photographers resident in, or working for organisations based in the UK and Ireland. Go to www.epuk.org to sign up
EP is the original discussion group for photographers based in the USA, or supplying photographs to American titles. Go to www.editorialphoto.com to sign up
nvjphoto is another discussion list for photographers and is entirely unconnected with the NUJ: www.nvjphoto.co.uk
F8 and be there was a wide-ranging discussions for press photographers but the owner got very, very fed up: see www.f8andbethere.com
The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 - see the Copyright section of this Guide then the links from it to the Act.
The Rate for the Job - provides a quick check on current rates. This database is kept up to date by members adding new rates as they negotiate them on a day-to-day basis. It is an essential resource for NUJ members that provides access to up-to-date information about publishers and trends. Relevant sections can also be accessed form the Photography rates pages in this guide. Go to www.londonfreelance.org/rates
The following are some other organisations working for photographers:
The National Union of Journalists must not, can not and would not wish to dictate rates or terms of engagement to members or to editors. The information presented here is for guidance and as an aid to equitable negotiation only.
Suggestions apply to contracts governed by UK law only. In any event, nothing here should be construed as legal advice.