[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job:
Photography / other

Updated: 15 March 2017

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" 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 / 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 ¤ Basic fee Extras
Look North (BBC) - use of two pictures for front page story _BBC 2003 GBP 150
Mathias / Hinterland full day shooting production stills of S4C TV show all rights _S4C 2013 GBP 350 GR
10/4/10 Coalition - Save the Welfare State day commission to cover event, simply for shooting. Usage fees to be agreed with individual coalition members, mainly unions etc. at standard NUJ rates. 2010 GBP 370
A housing co-operative 5hr shoot + image processing 2008 GBP 450
Agency 7 hours with commercial photographer 2006 GBP 50 XXX
Assistant two to eight hours! 1997 GBP 65 - XX
Baby contest photography for PR, 2 hours 2012 GBP 465
BBC 30 photos _BBC 2012 GBP 450 X
BBC Proms concert photos _BBC 2008 GBP 200
BBC radioplay music per pic _BBC 1999 GBP 90 -
BBC Radioplay music per pic _BBC 1999 GBP 100 -
Big international NGO photos + 2000-word eyewitness report , prod/exes per diem $100 travel exes , world rights, 3 year non-exclusive 2009 USD 500
British Library extended use of 44 pics _HMG 2008 GBP 1600 X
British Library 4 days photography for exhibition & online resource _HMG 2007 GBP 1000
British Library exhibition 3 photos, total 1/2 page FBS _HMG 2007 GBP 600
British Library exhibition guide 3 images of 1/8 page _HMG 2007 GBP 600
Calendars, various (Infocado) 4 stock pix UK rights 1 year; 7.5% royalty with advance of 2012 GBP 260
Channel 5 (for broadcast) half-day 1997 GBP 150 - X
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 12d: Educational TV stills - unlimited repeats, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 59.71
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 8: Invitations and Menus, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 44.47
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 4: Postcards, greetings cards, small reproductions (up to A3), calendars per plate, colour +100 copies _HMG 2013 GBP 176.18
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 2b: Educational (schools and colleges), colour _HMG 2013 GBP 59.71
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 4: Postcards, greetings cards, small reproductions (up to A3), calendars per plate, BW +100 copies _HMG 2013 GBP 121.36
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 9 i): Display: permanent installations _HMG 2013 GBP 121.36
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 2b: Educational (schools and colleges), BW _HMG 2013 GBP 29.84
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 9 ii): Display: temporary installations _HMG 2013 GBP 59.21
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 12d: Educational TV stills - unlimited repeats, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 29.84
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 5: Gifts, souvenirs etc. from _HMG 2013 GBP 176.18
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 6: Posters and wall charts (A3 upwards) from _HMG 2013 GBP 176.18
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. 8: Invitations and Menus, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 72.43
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 11: In-house films and videos, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 47.47
City University day 1998 GBP 250 -
Cordwainers' College half-day 1996 GBP 60 -
Corporate video video production, self-shooting _HMG 2016 GBP 300
D. C. Pratchett / E.C. Images quarter column 1994 GBP 280 -
Dance Umbrella 6 photos 2009 GBP 120
Design Council day 1996 GBP 250 -
Frances Lincoln day with assistant 1994 GBP 350 -
Haringey People day 1994 GBP 125 -
Historic Royal Palaces filming/editing exhibition video, 10 days' work use for exhibition and publicity only _HMG 2007 GBP 2500
Hopla, Discovery (eh?) video - 3 short films, shot and edit 2007 GBP 4500
Hostel annual report 6 pix 1998 GBP 175 -
Housing Association half-day 1996 GBP 135 -
Housing Association day 1996 GBP 250 -
Imperial War Museum 15 prints for archive 1998 GBP 1500 - O
Inst. Financial Accountants half day 1998 GBP 150 -
Interior design company photos of client's design work for website/brochures, 2hrs work 2009 EUR 200
Internal newsletter video, photography (extent unspecified) 2012 GBP 400 O
ITN Video clip _ITN 1995 GBP 150 -
Jewellery website photographing inventory - 1300 items 2013 USD 15 XXXX
Key agent Photographs of a £1.5m house for estate agent listing. terms not discussed 2015 GBP 30 XX
Literary Festival 2 hrs 1998 GBP 150 -
Live Music one hours live music photography (late night) licensed for basic social media use and promotional posters for future gigs 2014 GBP 60 0 XX
Live Music one hours live music photography (late night) licensed for basic social media use and promotional posters for future gigs 2014 GBP 60 0 XX
Live Music one hours live music photography (late night) licensed for basic social media use and promotional posters for future gigs 2014 GBP 60 0 XX
London City law firm 23 corporate headshot on location - 8hours , prod/exes £600 2013 GBP 2000 O
London Transport 4 pix 1998 GBP 200 -
Lorne House (charity) day 1994 GBP 100 -
Massive international sports clothing manufacturer very rare 2 hour aerial shoot of sporting event for worldwide free editorial use only for 1 year +expenses. 2010 GBP 650 0 GR
Membership organisation newsletter 5 photos of evening meeting 2014 GBP 100 X
Membership organisation newsletter 5 photos of evening meeting 2014 GBP 100 X
Membership organisation newsletter 5 photos of evening meeting 2014 GBP 100 X
NAPO day 1996 GBP 170 -
Nat. Assn. Citizens' Advice Bureaux day 1998 GBP 210 -
NEC Harlequin 1 hour photo shoot 2005 GBP 250
Necessarily anonymous client Shoot specialist machinery being tested: expected be approx 3hrs and quoted approx £300. During the shoot said machinery - £5m worth - was written off. Client contacted photographer next morning to name a price for a lifetime licence for all images and buy their silence to press and competitors. all rights licenced 2009 GBP 3000 O
Newscast (EMAP agency?) job _EMAP 2008 GBP 150
newsletter and web gallery evening's photography 2014 GBP 110 X
Pageant Postcards per stock colour transparency 2002 GBP 50 XX
Patchwork Housing Assn. day 1998 GBP 320 -
Peninsular publishing photo feature (slow to pay) 2000 GBP 214 -
Permanent Publishing half page B+W 1998 GBP 40 - ??
Photo syndication Rex Features: syndication 50% of sales 2011 GBP 0
PI Design consultancy half day 1998 GBP 250 - O
Port of London Authority Use of one image from the Great River Race Sept 2012 - low res jpeg for single use in internal PowerPoint presentation _HMG 2013 GBP 60
Portrait photography Four portraits charged per pic, they said "no" to £125 per pic all rights 2011 GBP 400 X
press release evening's photography for small association 2014 GBP 20 XXXX
The Proms photos of performer _BBC 2008 GBP 300
Research Defence Society stock photo FBS 2005 GBP 80
Rex Features pic 1995 GBP 25 -
Rex Features pic 1995 GBP 60 -
RMT union paper half-day _TU 1995 GBP 90 -
Sky TV Poster pic for Sky TV drama dept 2015 GBP 80000 O
Sky TV Day for Sky TV drama dept _NI 2015 GBP 500 O
Small society's website photography for small society's meeting + expenses + dinner 2015 GBP 120 O
Spotlight (the casting directory?) portrait 2008 GBP 200
Swn Festival full coverage of festival (payment in form of festival ticket) 2013 GBP 0 XX
T+G (Transport and General Workers' Union?) half day - assigning rights in photos _TU 2006 GBP 50 XXX
TML Group day 1997 GBP 100 -
Trades Union Congress batch of photos _TU 2008 GBP 650
UCATT six pix first use 2000 GBP 600 -
UNICEF editing images, each 2005 GBP 50
Unison half day, plus exes _TU 1998 GBP 100 -
Unnamed large charity day of video interviews, prod/exes expenses paid (amount not specified) 2010 GBP 230 X
Unsigned Artist CD Cover (Single) Non-exclusive use, limited web use. 2007 GBP 250
Urban makeovers studio portrait photography per day, £5 expenses 2015 GBP 0 0
Video producer Licence for 10 pics, 5 years, UK + Malta and Ireland TV + Video on Demand 2011 GBP 2500
Video producer Licence for 1 pic, 5 years, UK TV + Video on Demand 2011 GBP 350
Video producer Licence for 1 pic, 5 years, UK TV + Video on Demand 2011 GBP 400
West Midlands Unison Conference display board - three prints each _TU 2001 GBP 150
Workman's College photos of event 2008 GBP 200
World in Action Video clip _Granada 1995 GBP 200 -

The above are the rates for Photography / other notified by members up to 15 March 2017.

 
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¤
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O