[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Photography

Updated: 2019-04-30

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

^ Photography / books

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is to put pix in a book.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 121.36
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 234.90

^ Photography / mags

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a magazine. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.)

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / mags * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Computer Weekly video - details unspecified 2018 GBP 250.00

^ Photography / news

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a national newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) See also regional newspapers.

If you are interested, the archived rates are here.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / news * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Daily Mail Video (10 sec) plus article - _Assoc 2018 GBP 270.00 O
Associated Press TV 30-second video _AP 2017 GBP 110.00
BBC world news Europe one photo plus caption _BBC 2019 GBP 75.00
One member's going rate Video: commissioned news feature report 2016 GBP 720.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: one second of archive, per platform per second (1 minute broadcast once = £360) 2016 GBP 6.00 GR
One member's going rate Video: day shooting 2016 GBP 400.00
One member's going rate Video: commissioned filming and editing day 2016 GBP 600.00 GR
RTP (Portugal) "11 minutes" (videography?) news gathering 2016 GBP 500.00

^ Photography / online

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is for online publication.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / online * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Newsflare Video commissioned via Mentorn Media 2018 GBP 400.00

^ Photography / other

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, that's not for newspapers, magazines, books, PR or online publications.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / other * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 11: In-house films and videos, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 29.85
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 11: In-house films and videos, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 47.47
Corporate video video production, self-shooting _HMG 2016 GBP 300.00
Mentorn media video footage - length unspecified 2019 GBP 800.00

^ Photography / pr

Public Relations work should attract much higher rates than reporting work, even for the same client. So ask what the pictures are for! (Also try Photography / other.)

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / pr * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 10: Commercial films, videos, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 94.93
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 10: Commercial films, videos, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 59.71

^ Photography / regional

Photography - whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture - whose primary use is in a regional newspaper. (Generic rates for publishing groups appear at the end.) See also national papers.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / regional * Freelance Fees Guide
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Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

Other recent rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months