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.

Photographers’ networks

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 to sign up

EP is the original discussion group for photographers based in the USA, or supplying photographs to American titles. Go to to sign up

Informational links

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

Other resources

The following are some other organisations working for photographers:

More advice and links...
* BAPLA Picture Libraries and Agencies - including individuals
* Stock Artists Alliance global organisation representing stock photographers
* Rates for the Job good, bad and ugly
* Join the NUJ to get individual advice & representation

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