Advice for newspaper photographs please.

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  1. PlasticSpanner

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    Can anybody give me some advice on how to approach a local newspaper with photographs of a recent incident (1 hour ago) and how much (if anything) they are likely to pay for them?

    If it's feasable should I offer 10 or more shots with all rights or just let them select 1 or 2 shots from the lot?

    Many thanks for any help.
     
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    Hey Chris,

    Generally they'll have rates which they are used to paying. I'd say £10 to £70 per shot would be the going rate for local papers. I've managed a lofty £50 before for a single shot, but these days everyone's got a camera handy so.... maybe depreciation.

    It's worth the newsworthiness of the story to the paper and their budget for that publication, so go in friendly and ask for a fair price. IMO it's better to be published than not, so I'd be inclined to aim for a low amount.

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    Oh, and don't forget to tell them to credit you on the photo!
     

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