For photographers

Photographers and photojournalists make up a significant number of freelance professionals. SAFREA provides a body of resources and tools for this speciality, and covers all relevant issues these freelancers face.

Please note: These resources are for members only.

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Understanding terms and conditions in a photographer's contract


Photographers may spurn the idea of written contracts to protect their work. However, having protections in place can protect a them and their work from exploitation. Here, SAFREA explains the important terms and conditions that should exist in all photographers' contracts or Terms of Agreement.

What to consider when writing costing quotes

Andrew Pittaway outlines important points for photographers to consider when preparing costing quotes for a client. 

Sample photographer contract

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Once a photographer understands the terms and conditions in a standard contract, they can begin to draft their own. Here, find a sample contract that can be adapted for each individual freelance photographer's needs.

Making sense of the Digital Capture Fee

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Photographers carry four to five times the overheads than in the past when shooting film due to the high costs of shooting digitally. A Digital Capture Fee (DCF) has been suggested as a way to balance that, however, there is no industry standard for its use. Here a proposal is suggested for all freelance photographers considering a DCF.

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