Please feel free to contact me at On This Date In Photography especially if you have suggestions for posts on upcoming dates.

If you are a photographer, please let me know the date you were born, and if you’re having a show do tell me when its opening! Both are great triggers for a post about you.

I always look forward to hearing about significant dates from photography historians, artist-photographers and photojournalists, tech-heads, galleries, auction houses, photography critics and writers, students and teachers of photography, and photobook publishers.

Want me to write for you? Just ask. It’s what I love to do.


I charge the Australian Society of Authors rates for short-term, one-off freelance writing projects (sustained periods of independent writing can be commissioned by special negotiation). Amounts are in Australian currency:

  • Standard Rate per Word: 93 cents (Base MEAA rate)
  • Overall mean rate being achieved: 71 cents
  • Maximum rate being achieved: $1.91
  • Per day: $878.00
  • Per half day: $585.00 (2/3 day rate)
  • Per hour: $219.00
  • Cancellation fee: In the event of a late cancellation of a commissioned piece, a cancellation or “kill fee” to the writer should apply.


To commission work, or if you’re here to tell me I’ve got something wrong (or right), or I should add or remove something, or that I have not credited you or misquoted you, go right ahead! I’ll fix it.

Dr. James McArdle.