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Of course I said yes and said my rate would be £75 for ...

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Those two words keep showing up these days, “No Budget ...

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Of course I said yes and said my rate would be £75 for the usage (I wasn’t sure on what to charge, so I checked with some professional photographers what the rate was. They all said between £75 and £90, so I went in at the lower end of the scale). This was the reply I got…

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Those two words keep showing up these days, “No Budget”. Really no budget to pay people for their work! So a multi-million pound company like the BBC has no budget to pay people? I find that rather hard to believe, in fact I find it offensive that they have the nerve to ask people. They are not a charity, I would have some sympathy for them if they were, but they are there to make money. I take it that Ali Fortescue, a journalist, gets paid. The director, the cameraperson, the person that does the lighting, sound, make-up, maintenance, even the people cleaning and making the tea, I bet they get paid. So why not photographers? The answer is simple, why should they? Why should they when there are so many people willing to give their work away for nothing, for that 30 seconds of ‘look at me, the BBC are using my photo. Aren’t I cool.’