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I’ve been asked by UN in Lebanon to photograph for them so they can establish a photo database of UN coordinated projects.Photos will be used for banners, brochures and website. I will be accompanied by field officers who will indicate villages and areas where photos should be taken.
They’ve asked me for a quotation on daily shoooting charges. This is the first time I’ll be doing this sort of work so I’m not sure on how much to quote them!! Can anyone give me some suggestions on how to charge them.


by George Haddad at 2007-04-01 11:11:58 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Beirut , Lebanon | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Between 400 and 600$/ day + expenses. Be carefull you keep the copyrights… They have a tendency to forget they are yours whatever…

John Vink

by [former member] | 01 Apr 2007 11:04 | Phnom Penh, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Hey George,

I did one or two assignments for UN here, so they were giving 400$ a day + expenses.. So this is very reasonable.. Good luck, see you at your exhibit tonight.

by Dalia Khamissy | 01 Apr 2007 14:04 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Another question concerning the UN/ NGO day rates: For 400 to 600 $ a day + expenses, how many pix are we supposed to give to the UN, NGOs etc. And aren’t we supposed to invoice a fee for editing days?

Would appreciate any help in this. many thanks, Dalia

by Dalia Khamissy | 21 Oct 2009 13:10 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Hi George,

I’ve done a lot of UN photo jobs here in Liberia and the 400 – 600 range sounds right. I know some of the missions absolutely won’t allow you to keep copyright, whereas another part of the UN like UNICEF will happily share it with you. I’m usually asked to send in my entire take as well as a group of about 20 – 50 edited selects (depending on how many days you’re working for, of course).

They will also usually give you a per diem that is dependent on some sort of magical ratio and formula that they’ve figured out.

I’d say most of this applies for NGOs too.



by Glenna Gordon | 21 Oct 2009 18:10 | Monrovia, Liberia | | Report spam→
Hi George. In the next link you can see the official salary of UN.http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm
Like photographer more or less grade P2, or FS-4, FS-5.You also have a table of allowances, according to the cost of living and risk of the country where you are.Best. Ricardo.http://viiphoto.ning.com/profile/RicardoGarciaVilanova

by Ricardo Garcia | 22 Oct 2009 10:10 | Barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Hi Dalia,
If I remember (this is an old post) I was able to charge the UN (UNDP) $450 per shooting day + expenses, editing was inclusive in the cost. Ask them how many images they require :) They didn’t have any specific amount when I worked with them, but I made sure to give them at least 25 images from each shoot.
If you’re going to be working with another NGO, I think $450 is a lot, but also depends on the NGO.
Good Luck

by [former member] | 22 Oct 2009 19:10 | beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Hey George

yes I know it is an old post, but I remembered it and wanted to ask how many pix an NGO/UN agency should be getting for this 400 to 600 USD/day fee. Anyway thanks Glenna, Ricardo and George for the replies. It was an old shoot I did and was editing to give the pix away. by the way you can never ask them how many pix they require, they will always ask for hundreds per day! :)

by Dalia Khamissy | 22 Oct 2009 19:10 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→

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George Haddad, Photographer/Artist George Haddad
Beirut , Lebanon
Dalia Khamissy, Photographer Dalia Khamissy
Beirut , Lebanon ( AAA )
Glenna Gordon, Photographer, Journalist Glenna Gordon
Photographer, Journalist
Monrovia , Liberia ( ROB )
Ricardo Garcia, Photojournalist Ricardo Garcia
(Ricardo Garcia)
Barcelona , Spain


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