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Should you have friends/family sign contracts / model releases?

Sure, you’ll have the images for your own memories of special people in your lives, but if it’s not people you’d really like to use up your camera clicks for, save yourself the trouble by asking them to sign one from the get go. You’ve been there before I am sure, out and about with your …

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Understanding Model Releases: What They Are and Why You Need to Use Them

Running a photography business can be complex. Why would you need a model release? I mean, after all, you own the copyright to the images, that means you can do whatever you want, right? No, actually it is unlikely you have completely free rein. Let me ask you some questions: Do you use images of …

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Street Photography and Model Releases

Street photography uniquely captures our world in a candid and artful way. In attempting to capture an un-manipulated scene, these photographs are often taken in public places with the subject unaware of the photographer’s presence. In our litigious society who appears in professional photographs and what is done with those photographs has become increasingly important …

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Model Releases versus Non-Disclosure Agreements – Which do I need?

When running a photography business there are situations that will arise, leaving you, the owner, at a loss for what to do. Many times these are simple legal questions that can trip you up if you aren’t prepared with the right information. In today’s Internet-age people get weird about the use of photographs you took of them …

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Do wedding guests need to sign a photography model release form?

You publish an awesome wedding feature for one of your favorite couples of the wedding season.  It was a dream with the details, engagement of the wedding party and the venue was to die for.  The feedback from your audience is amazing with raves and likes.  Then you get an inbox message from a guest …

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What if my client doesn’t want to sign a model release form?

Client sends an inquiry.  You respond excitedly. They pay the retainer/deposit. Just waiting on contract. You think all is good – then the client throws you a curveball. They are questioning the model release form. What do you do? Let’s check out what a model release is, when you need one, and how to deal with this …

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Why should I get a model release form

Why should I get a model release form?

There’s so much to think about legally when running a photography business.  Getting legit, forms needed, copyright vs model release.  Right of privacy is a big legal issue and should be adhered to and understood as much as possible by business owners, especially photographers. Understand a model release form, educate yourself and your client.  You’ll …

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Legally Covid – Protect Yourself In Pandemic

Understanding the legalities that protect you from liability during pandemic is especially important.  In this video, I walk you through the liability legal triad (that is needed outside of pandemic as well) covid specific contracts needed tips and tricks to navigating this time and more! Snag our entire Covid-19 Legal Contract bundle here.   MUST …

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7 Things that shouldn’t be single-deciding factors in choosing a photography contract

Choosing a resource, including lawyer or online site like TheLawTog®, to get your photography contracts is important.  Our goal here is to elevate the industry. Whether you purchase photography contract templates from us, or simply look at their descriptions and take to a local attorney – we are good with either.  Our largest recommendation is …

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How spending $300 on a photography contract can save you $10,000

Spending money can be fun – when….it’s on fun things. But spending money on stuff like legalities is..well..not fun. Not sexy. And downright painful sometimes. But let me tell you a story, my friend. One that is a common situation I am seeing weekly as y’all roll up to my law firm email with issues. Instead …

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Photography Contract Timeline

We know how extremely overwhelming and unknown trying to run a photography business is! It’s okay. We have your back with this timeline view of the legal contracts needed in your photography business.  But before we get to this.  Understand I, Rachel Brenke (founder of TheLawTog) and the entire team are not just bringing this …

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5 Laws You Didn’t Know About – But Can’t Avoid (or else!)

“I didn’t know that law existed” Sorry, friend. That doesn’t really matter. Ignorance is not a defense. If you’re putting yourself out like a professional photographer- ACT LIKE IT! Click to watch the 5 laws you didn’t know about that could GREAT impact your photo biz negatively!   So, where am I supposed to know …

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Welcome Instagram friends! TheLawTog is the industry’s only resource with lawyers, photographers and other specialized fields to keep you protected and legal.   Thousands of photographers protect their business with our resource. See our photography contracts, model releases, print release + more for your photography business. TRY OUR TOOLS​ Free Resources​ Custom photography contracts checklisT …

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Legal Issues of Photographing School Events

Today everyone has the ability to take a photo anywhere, of anyone, at anytime. With this insurgence of cameras at-the-ready, a lot of uncertainty and wariness has arisen regarding what is and is not allowed. This uncertainty may not apply to you since you have likely spent time researching the legal parameters of what a …

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