Claim cash for photos

PHOTOGRAPHERS - check that you get the form from DACS to collect fees for photocopying and some other "secondary uses" of your pictures.

Each year DACS, the Design and Artists Copyright Society, has £3 million of royalties to pay to NUJ members whose work has been reproduced in UK books or magazines or on certain television channels. Last year the highest payment made to a NUJ member was £5656 and the average was £541. To get your share you need to claim: do it online at or request a claim form to be sent by post or email by calling 020 7553 9062 or emailing

Conversely, any photographer or illustrator wishing to opt out of DACS collecting payments should contact the Freelance Office.

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