Who Pays Photographers?

By Andrew Hudson Published: March 11, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

By Andrew Hudson Published: March 11, 2013 Updated: November 26, 2013

How much money do magazines and newspapers pay photographers? Now you can find out, with the appropriately titled website Who Pays Photographers?

This new tumblr site collects anonymous input from photographers and posts the submissions for all to see, and compare. Here are some recent rates:

Getty Images$250/day (news)
Guardian (UK)$400 day rate,
Houston Chronicle$150/assignment
In Touch Weekly$500-1500
National Geographic Traveler$250
The New York Times$200 / day
Rodale Publications$750 per day+expenses
USA Today$400/shoot
Wall Street Journal$400 day rate+expenses
Source: Who Pays Photographers?

Sources: Who Pays Photographers?.

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Reply by Brenda Watson

July 17, 2013

I am interested in selling my photographs to Wall Street Journal, Rodale Publications, USA Today, Time Magazine and National Geographic. Can you help me.

Reply by Andrew Hudson, PhotoSecrets

September 23, 2013

Hi Brenda:

I can not help you. Try contacting the publishers directly, their information is usually included somewhere within the publication. For more information, see How Do I Sell My Photo to a Magazine?.

Best wishes,


Reply by Adedayo Kadir

July 10, 2013

Pls are there any African magazine that pay? i cant seem to find any!

Reply by Jatin Patel

May 21, 2013

i am an photographer from India, your article is relay helpful to me like to know more about selling photograph online.

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