Editorial rates are notoriously low and many publications haven’t increased the payment to photographers in decades. John Harrington, author of More Best Business Practices for Photographers, shared some tips he uses to increase his assignment fees. 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.
John frequently inquires, “Can I have a prep day?” or “Is that against space?” so if the publication uses more photos in larger layouts, you’re compensated accordingly. Learn more negotiating strategies from one of the best in the biz.