I'm the editor of a journal published by a professional society. The contractor who organizes our annual conference hires a photographer; I supervise him and collect the product of his work for the magazine. Because of the wierd contracting arrangement, I can't tell you what the photographer is paid (but I'm sure it's the going rate for the city where the conference is being held.)
Originally Posted by jvarsoke
But I can tell you that the photographer delivers all of the work he produces. If he does any editing at all, it's in-camera on the fly. At the end of each day of the conference, I collect a CD from him containing the images from that day. And on a good day, may 5% are useful, the rest are trashed.