Just don’t call it a “day rate” because John believes that is misleads the client into thinking that they are paying you on an hourly basis rather than on your work product
the fact that publishing has been in contraction for quite some time has displaced many image licensors, but to add insult to injury the advertisers are showing attrition as well.
David Guttenfelder, Lynn Johnson, Cory Richards, and Brian Skerry—each with an equally strong passion for the different subjects they cover—have been named as the members of this inaugural group
“Anytime a photographer talks to me and says, ‘I don’t have a choice because I gotta pay my rent or mortage or my car needs to get fixed.’ I would never begrudge a photographer taking a low-end, undervalued, underpaid rate…The key is to not find yourself in that situation on a regular basis because it will ultimately hit a downward spiral that is just not going to serve you well.”
Breakfast always tastes good knowing that you had made one nice photo already and the day was still young.
You should back photographers’ good ideas with conviction and shield them from misguided suggestions: Often, something that sounds intelligent doesn’t look good in photographs. Intelligent thoughts are often better in the mind’s eye than in the camera.
The article is full of language that suggests it’s Mr. Krugman’s great privilege to work for these institutions for free