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Rachel Brenke

As a US-based lawyer, photographer and business consultant for photographers, Rachel Brenke helps deliver legal and business content to help your business. These articles are for knowledge and not legal advice. Always seek local counsel!

Now Enrolling: BizRevamp®

BizRevamp® is the ONLY legal & business webcourse for photographers! Whether you’re new, or have been in business a while – we can all use a little revamp! This course goes over the legal, biz, pricing and planning that your photography business needs.   What You’ll Learn BUSINESS FORMATION TAXES INSURANCE & RETIREMENT LEGAL DIRECTION …

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X used my images without asking, now what?

X used my images without asking, now what? In our large, but totally awesome, Facebook community – this is the #1 question that we get repeatedly.  Why? Unfortunately, it’s because people don’t give a damn about respecting others intellectual property.  Whether it is images, logos, music..you name it.   Now yes, I understand that many simply …

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Now Available: Copyright Infringement Kit for Photographers

  Someone stole your images, now what?! Stop! Breathe! No rushing to blast anyone on the internet, or sending a take down notice.  Take your steps and make sure you have a properly drafted letter and settlement agreement ready.  Snag TheLawTog’s now available Copyright Infringement Kit for Photographers. Protecting intellectual property is a real and …

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Simplifying the contract process for photographers with Picr

Simplifying the contract process for photographers   I’m excited to introduce y’all to Picr, an online photography management system. There are a few things I wanted to highlight about how Picr streamlines and simplifies managing your photography business. But first, watch this video about Picr … Contract signing and invoicing in Picr Upload your existing …

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LIVE with TheLawTog

TLT LIVE1: Independent Contractors, Employees and my recommendations!

Independent Contractors, Employees and my recommendations! Gusto is a great tool for payments and tracking (use link for $100 off) —  https://gusto.com/r/1qnB8/?utm_source=reflink Documents for Photographers —  https://thelawtog.com/product-category/legal-forms/independent-contractor-contracts/ Documents for Non-Photographers —  https://rachelbrenke.com/product-category/contracts/working-with-others/  

Review: FotoStrap

This review is on Fotostrap’s personalized camera strap.  This is not a paid advertisement, however, they did send me the strap to test out.  My review is fully honest and is not swayed by the receipt of this item, as you’ll see below.     From the product description section on the FotoStrap website:  Vintage …

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Are you killing it in your photography business?

It’s such a bummer to see so many photographers killing it with camera skills, but then (bad) killing it with lack of business skills.  They are bad-killing it by falling into this “it’ll never happen to me” mentality. This sentiment is shared almost daily in our online community and through legal inquiries.  There is this …

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Reasons Why We Don’t Recommend LegalZoom, IncFile & Others…

Going to one of these “get your legal stuff done quick” websites probably sounds great, huh?  We truly believe that when you invest in something people want “quick, cheap and easy” but you can’t really get all three and it be worth anything…especially for legal.    #1 Disclaims Responsibility Many of these sites disclaim responsibility for …

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The 2 faces of running a photography business

Positive and negative. Two sides of a coin.  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There are dichotomies all over life.  Running a photography business is no different when you’re trying to maintain the daily structure of business (you know that mundane boring accounting, contracts, marketing and other stuff?) while also being pulled to the photographic creative …

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