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Media coverage of the British Photographic Council's 2010 Industry Survey

A selection of online coverage of the British Photographic Council’s 2010 survey.

Rob Galbraith

Survey reveals much about working as a photographer in Britain

“‘Although the advent of digital has been fantastic, the flood-gates have been opened for all the ‘johnny come saturdays’ who don’t undertake any training to become professional photographers overnight.’” These and other revealing quotations were gathered during a recent survey by The British Photographic Council of almost 1700 UK-based photographers. The results provide an interesting if gloomy snapshot of what it’s like to earn a living behind the camera in that country. (more)


Fast Media Magazine

Survey points to value of retaining copyright and reduced photographers incomes

The British Photographic council has released a survey that shows that photographers who retain the copyright on their work generate higher revenues compared to those that don’t. The survey also shows that photography is the only source of income for only a limited number of photographers. Finally it shows that incomes of free-lancers is lower than that of staff photographers and a small number of photographers has received specific education. (more)


Australian Institute of Professional Photography

The problems facing photographers in Britain…are they the same…and are we ahead of them in creating a solution?

The British Photographic Council has just published the results of its 2009 survey of professional photographers in Britain. The results make fascinating reading for us here in Australia. The survey was completed by 1698 professionals working in the UK and show that professionals in the UK have the same “issues” to deal with as we do here in Australia. (more)


EPUK.org

Industry survey: Freelance photographers who keep copyright earn 33% more

Freelance photographers who follow industry best practice on copyright earn on average 33% more a year than those who routinely give their copyright to their clients, according to new research from the British Photographic Council. (more)


Amateur Photographer

Terror laws a ‘threat’ to freelance photographers, survey finds

Laws affecting photography in public places pose a threat to the livelihood of freelance photographers, a survey by the British Photographic Council has found.

Half of photographers surveyed said current laws affecting photography in public places are a threat to their businesses, with 82% claiming their income would be ‘adversely affected’ by similar, additional, legislation. (more)


The British Journal of Photography

Survey shows pro photographers’ worries in changing market

A nationwide survey, organised by the British Photographic Council, has highlighted the challenges professional photographers are experiencing, with the main culprits being amateur photographers and copyright infringers and overzealous police officers (more)


Jon Slattery

Hold on to your copyright photographers told

Freelance photographers who retain copyright earn nearly a third more than those who give copyright to clients, according to new research from the British Photographic Council. The results, published for the first time today, show those freelance photographers who keep their copyright earn on average 33.2% more than those who routinely give their copyright to clients. (more)


National Union of Journalists

New survey provides a fuller picture of the Photographic industry

The recently published British Photographic Council Industry Survey shows true value of creators’ copyright. The survey was completed by 1,698 photographers working in the UK market who were asked about themselves, their views on copyright, their income and the threats to their businesses. (more)


Journalism.co.uk

Photography survey suggests retaining copyright increases profit by a third

Photographers who keep their copyright make thousands more pounds in profit, according to a survey carried out by the British Photographic Council.

The research found that freelance photographers who retain the rights over images earn on average 33.2 per cent more than those who hand it over to clients. (more)


PhotoQ

Vasthouden aan auteursrecht zorgt voor hoger inkomen

Wellicht een open deur, maar toch leuk om te lezen: een onderzoek onder Britse fotografen toont aan dat zelfstandig werkende fotografen die het auteursrecht op hun foto’s behouden ruim 30 procent meer verdienen dan degenen die het auteursrecht overdragen aan hun opdrachtgevers. (more)


BAPLA

BPC Industry Survey shows true value of photographers’ copyright

Retaining copyright could be one of the best business decisions that freelance or self-employed photographers make, according to new research from the British Photographic Council. The survey was completed by 1,698 photographers working in the UK market who were asked about themselves, their views on copyright, their income and the threats to their businesses. (more)


Freelance UK

Freelance photographers see value in copyright

Freelance photographers who retain their copyright earn on average about a third more than those who hand the intellectual property right over to clients, an industry body says. (more)


Eat at Joe’s

Copyright Keepers Earn 33% More Than Those Who Give It Away

A recent report on the EP/UK web site quotes a new survey by the British Photographic Council which, among other things, shows that, “photographers who follow industry best practice on (retaining) copyright earn on average 33% more a year than those who routinely give their copyright to their clients.” I think I’ve probably mentioned this before. If not here, on a photography forum or two (or maybe three), that photographers who cede their copyright interests… give all rights to the client… leave a lot of money on the table. Clients who require all rights in your images ought to be charged a lot more. Add zeroes is typically my advice. (more)


Lines of Sight

UK Photographers survey

The British Photographic Council released their 56-page 2010 photographers’ survey based on information collected from 1,698 professional photographers. The 2010 survey uses data from the photographers’ 2009 business year. The survey confirms that photographers who keep the copyright to their work earn more than those who don’t license their work. ‘Nuff said. (more)


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