Ladies and Gents, need some quick advice.
Being Carnarvon has put me in a unique spot with the floods that we have recently had.
Initially I took a few photos and sent them to a Newspaper see if they wanted to use them, they have and from what I can tell have made it through most states Newspapers except Adelaide and NT.
I have since been contacted by Channel7 Channel9, ABC, not to mention a 4wd Magazine publisher.
Even though it was initially discussed that the News paper would pay me I declined payment as I thought it a bit wrong making money from others misery.
Well this afternoon I was again contacted and offered "a couple of hundred bucks" to go and take some more photos of the carnage.
Now being so close to Xmas and having a few little dramas ourselves (i.e. missing a ceiling from all the rain that we had), I have taken them up on their offer.
What is a fair price... I know they said a couple of hundred but that could mean anything up to about 300.... Im not a greedy person.
Im not a professional freelancer, dont pretend to be, Im just in the right place at the right time, hence why I have declined interviews from tv stations etc.
Ive probably taken close to 200 photos over the last week and a few hours worth of work, the newspaper has most of them, one has been published in the newspaper, the rest flick through on their website and in my own personal gallery
It would be nice to be paid for it as I just had my thongs sucked off my feet wading through mud (yes they were special thongs, hehe), but at the same time a good friends house/ plantation was destroyed by the floods and I would like to give a gift voucher to them to buy some christmas presents for their kids... any ideas??