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I refused to file the picture..

It was annoying when i heard “Gulf News” is paying just 700-INR per picture that is equivalent to more or less 15 to 16 dollars which is really pathetic.
It was after the completion of the assignment when i came to know about this from its correspondent in New Delhi (India).
I just refused to file the pictures and i never hesitated to do so,although this was my first International assignment….

by [a former member] at 2011-01-28 16:17:16 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

You didn’t ask what the rate was before doing the job?

by DPC | 28 Jan 2011 17:01 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
At least you got nothing instead of something.

by Barry Milyovsky | 28 Jan 2011 20:01 | Manhattan, United States | | Report spam→
i sent for The National once,they just paid around 1200 INR, i remember.But for an opening one can explore.

by Subhamoy | 29 Jan 2011 05:01 | Guwahati, India | | Report spam→
@DPC…
I did ask to the chief correspondent who gave me this assignment,however he said he will confirm from the desk.It was an urgent assign.and since it was with in the city so i went for it and moreover i was with this intention at least they’ll pay pretty nominal fee.
@Barry..
I can not spoil my hands Man i know what my work is worth of,i would rather prefer not to do the job than to do for this petty fee.
@Subhmoy..
Its your own wish,but i would suggest you not to do so,what will you charge them if you will get another assignment from them,i am sure they will use you like any thing again and again.
As i said i can not compromise on this,no matter whether this is my first international assign.or else…

by [former member] | 29 Jan 2011 06:01 | New delni, India | | Report spam→
I am sure the Gulf News is paying better…maybe the correspondent is keeping his “cut” !

by [former member] | 29 Jan 2011 11:01 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
This is very strange. Are we talking about ‘The National’, based in UAE?
I’ve worked for them here in the UK a few times and they have always payed me a fair rate. I certainly wouldn’t work for anybody for 15 US dollars. My advice is to always set the rate you want to be paid before agreeing to do the job.
I’ve even had people try to change this afterwards-those sort of people quickly make themselves former clients!

by JR, (John Watts-Robertson). | 29 Jan 2011 15:01 | rothwell, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Anamitra…I guess so but i am not sure.
JR.. “The National” is the another one ‘Gulf News’ is also one of the Big Newspaer of UAE.

by [former member] | 29 Jan 2011 15:01 | New delni, India | | Report spam→
Set the rate and make it sure you have an agreement first.

Last fall, I did a corporate shoot for the African Bank of Development when they come to Montreal for the World energy congress. They call me 30 minutes before the shooting, I stop was I was doing as I was very enthousiast for this easy well paying job and rush there. They insisted that they were no problem, just wait after the shooting of the president and we will pay you cash, just show a bill. Wow, I was so happy.

Big newbie mistake from me. They offer me 50$, I refuse so they refuse any further discussion. Of course I did not give them the photos. They return to Tunisia after the congress, did not return any of my calls or emails. Even my union here (CFU) have try everything to come to a settlement with them. What else you can do?

So yes Yasir, make it sure you settle everything before doing the job.

by Yves Choquette | 29 Jan 2011 18:01 | Montreal, Canada, Canada | | Report spam→
@Yasir Right On! You are a professional and must be paid as such.

by [former member] | 31 Jan 2011 04:01 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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DPC, Photographer DPC
Photographer
Paris , France
Barry Milyovsky, totally unprofessional Barry Milyovsky
totally unprofessional
(emperor of ice cream )
New York , United States
Subhamoy, PHOTOJOURNALIST Subhamoy
PHOTOJOURNALIST
Guwahati , India
JR, (John Watts-Robertson)., Photographer JR, (John Watts-Robertson).
Photographer
Rothwell , United Kingdom
Yves Choquette, Photojournalist Yves Choquette
Photojournalist
Montreal , Canada


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