New Tumblr Exposes The Pay Rates of Publications
Recently, a professional photographer decided to share his years of experience in print with other photographers around the world. However this experience isn’t shooting techniques, or how to interact with those involved with the shoot. Instead, this focuses on the pay scale you can expect from each publication, and its asking for you to help submit your experiences too.
The general idea of this is transparency. Too often in our business, we hide our prices, and encourage our clients to contact us for a price sheet. Magazines and other print often work the same way, as their prices likely fluctuate from issue to issue and from each individual story. However, this website is meant to give a breakdown on about how much you can expect from each individual publisher.
Some of the notable prices are from USA Today, at $400 for print & online rights and Associated Press at a $200 standard day rate. Take a quick look, and contribute if you have any experiences to add.