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Survey reveals much about working as a photographer in Britain  
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 | by Rob Galbraith
"'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.

Among the findings: salaried staff photographers on average earned about 83% more than freelancers, while freelancers who retained the copyright to their pictures earned over 33% more on average than freelancers who assigned their copyright to clients. These and other revealing bits of information emerge from the 27-question survey, conducted earlier this year (with the key economic questions based on the photographers' revenue in 2009).

The survey results are available for download here.
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