Stop doing $200 shoots – APhotoEditor is on a roll


Rob Haggart at APhotoEditor.com has been on a roll lately: Ask Anything – Does a photographer need a rep and do they really get you work?, The Value Of A News Photograph, Ask Anything – Should You Tell Your Clients If You Are Pregnant Or Have A Life Threatening Illness?, the editorial staff’s perspective on Negotiating The Editorial Contract, Ask Anything – How Do You Get Started Photographing Fashion?, Photographers- How To Deal With Infringements, a survey of Commercial Photographer Income, Ad Agency Guide To Photography Usage Terms, Ask Anything – Should Photographers be Unionized?, Ask Anything With Amanda And Suzanne – How Not To Blow The Face To Face Meeting, Ask anything with Amanda and Suzanne – How Much Money Do Commercial Photographers Make?, and especially the most recent post, Stop Accepting $200 Assignments. All well worth a read, discussion in the comments usually is worth a look, too.


  1. I have never been asked to do a $200 shoot. The lowest is $400 for the day always. . .

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    M. Scott Brauer Reply:

    I know the New York Times is one of the big $200 shoot assigners. Maybe it’s $250. And don’t get me started about newspaper assignments throughout the interior of the US where $50 is the usual. AP assignment fees are also pretty low.

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  2. Ok. I did New York Times assignments from here in Romania and was paid 250 euros.

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