News for our member photographers.

Pricing & Negotiating: Last Minute Automotive/Portraiture Assignment

Pricing & Negotiating: Last Minute Automotive/Portraiture Assignment

Craig Oppenheimer 17 November 2020
Executive Producer Craig Oppenheimer explains how we estimated the cost of an automotive and portraiture short with limited licensing.
Pricing & Negotiating: Usage Extension of an Existing Lifestyle Library

Pricing & Negotiating: Usage Extension of an Existing Lifestyle Library

Craig Oppenheimer 7 February 2018
When negotiating an agreement, one is often faced with the challenge of balancing a client’s budget, licensing requirements, and intended use.
Pricing & Negotiating: Stock Contract for a Record Label

Pricing & Negotiating: Stock Contract for a Record Label

Craig Oppenheimer 16 February 2015
A photographer recently asked me to review a contract governing the license of his stock photographs of a musician to a record company.
Pricing & Negotiating: Book Cover for Politician’s Memoir

Pricing & Negotiating: Book Cover for Politician’s Memoir

Craig Oppenheimer 4 February 2014
A publishing company was working with a politician on his memoir, and asked the photographer to capture a few portraits for the covers.
Pricing & Negotiating: Regional Fashion Magazine

Pricing & Negotiating: Regional Fashion Magazine

Bill Cramer 26 April 2013
A regional fashion magazine needed advice on photographer and photo director contracts, and how to make the agreements more agreeable.
Pricing & Negotiating: DITLO Contract

Pricing & Negotiating: DITLO Contract

Bill Cramer 21 March 2013
Ditlo is a stock photography company that works with photographers and celebrities to license content to clients. Here’s a sample contract.
Pricing & Negotiating: Low-Budget Annual Report Shoot

Pricing & Negotiating: Low-Budget Annual Report Shoot

Bill Cramer 4 February 2013
Email correspondence between a graphic designer and an experienced photographer, concerning an annual report shoot for a medium corporation.
Pricing & Negotiating: TV Network Work Made For Hire

Pricing & Negotiating: TV Network Work Made For Hire

Craig Oppenheimer 21 January 2013
Estimate and contract: Portraits of cast members from a television show, including landscape images of the town featured in the show.
Pricing & Negotiating: AARP.org Contract

Pricing & Negotiating: AARP.org Contract

Bill Cramer 9 December 2011
For about six years now, I’ve been shooting for AARP. I’ve mostly worked for their member newsletter, but also the AARP Bulletin and website.
Pricing & Negotiating: Flat Rate Magazine Contract

Pricing & Negotiating: Flat Rate Magazine Contract

Craig Oppenheimer 12 September 2011
Day rate vs. space fees are customary for many magazines, but we’re increasingly seeing publications prefer flat fees for photo shoots.
Pricing & Negotiating: Fast Company Contract

Pricing & Negotiating: Fast Company Contract

Bill Cramer 29 April 2011
Fast Company Assistant Photo Editor Lisa Parisi asked me to photograph a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon for a story on robots.
Pricing & Negotiating: Exclusive Contract with University

Pricing & Negotiating: Exclusive Contract with University

Bill Cramer 3 August 2010
Wonderful Machine began as a small cooperative, which was great for developing client relationships that we couldn’t tackle on our own.
Pricing & Negotiating: Day Rate vs. Space

Pricing & Negotiating: Day Rate vs. Space

Bill Cramer 10 May 2010
Some magazines have their own rates and terms, others don’t. Either way, it’s good for photographers to have a contract template on hand.
Pricing & Negotiating: Here Media Contract

Pricing & Negotiating: Here Media Contract

Bill Cramer 5 February 2010
I recently had an interesting experience negotiating the terms of a contract with a new magazine client for a cover shoot. Here’s the process.