Using feedback to build a better product for photographers

Pay rates, contracts and user experience


A large part of building the PhotoPhare platform is rooted in creating a good experience for visual journalists. I knew that early on I wanted to include as many photographers and videographers as possible along the way to help me shape and mold a product that everyone would be happy with.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve collected answers from a short questionnaire. In it, I asked a small group of freelance Philadelphia-based photographers for feedback and input on the best way to structure agreements between newsrooms and the necessary language that needed to be included in contractual agreements. I also asked a few open-ended questions to get a better understanding of their experiences with newsrooms in Philadelphia in regards to being compensated for their work and ways they felt the process could be improved.

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