Why is this Planet Lonely?
MORE THAN 25 photographers have come together to discuss the problems we are having with Lonely Planet Images. This is a web-based picture library based in Australia, but a large number of British snappers contribute. If you are thinking of getting involved with LPI, you're in for a nasty surprise when their first cheque hits the doormat. It seems they charge foreign publications with circulations up to 10,000 US$22 for a full page and $16 for a half. Photographers receive 65 per cent of this amount - $14.30 or £9 for a page!
Rates seem to be dropping year-on-year. They also ask for exclusivity - then sit on pictures (sometimes for years) before they hit the website. Can any photographer with images at LPI contact either myself or Chris Barton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their experiences.