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

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 / 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
Demotix 1 photo, news online 2012 GBP 120.00
Axon 5 hours on site location for corporate head shoot, internal use only 2011 GBP 480.00
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 13: Personal or educational web pages or CD Roms - 4 year licence _HMG 2013 GBP 15.18
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 14: CD Roms, Photo CD, web pages - 4 year licence _HMG 2013 GBP 59.21
Newsflare Video commissioned via Mentorn Media 2018 GBP 400.00
Online (various social media usages) MP's office: copyright theft, tracked down and billed them. Paid when threatened with court action for editorial usage (1 x 1yr), (1 x 6mths), (1 x 1mth) all with 80% uplift on each licence for breach of copyright, flagrancy, lack of attribution and derog 2016 GBP 1559.00 GR O
Online use on facebook and website. 1 hour photography of live music night club scene and people , prod/exes 1.00 First Online Use 2016 GBP 25.00 GR
VICE News £20 per photo for news feature on top of 18p per word 2016 GBP 20.00 GR
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