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Top 9 Pricing and Sales Tips For Your Photography Business 

As we roll toward the end of the year, it is likely you are thinking about your plans for next year – your pricing and sales strategies in particular. Maybe you are considering how to implement your business plan so that you reach your business goals. We wanted to make sure you had our top […]

Can I design and print an album for a client with another photographer’s photos if the client has print release?

The legality of designing and printing an album for a client with another photographer’s photos depends on the express terms of the licenses granted by the copyright owner. Like other third party services like editing, it is essential that the appropriate licenses are granted by the copyright owner, rather than just the client (who may […]

Top 5 answers to the most common photography trademark questions

Trademarking is a great way to protect your branding…I mean come on.. you spent all this time, money and energy to create a killer brand.  So why are you leaving it unprotected? Because “trademarking” sounds scary? Foreign? Out of reach? I get it guys. But that is why I am here to help you. Often […]

Why you need a value proposition statement & how to create one

One of the most common questions seen across photography groups is “how do I get clients”? Most are looking for a quick and magical solution but the truth is, if there were a quick and magical solution, everyone would be doing it. When I get asked this question, I always say the simplest answer is […]

5 tips for calming upset clients (& preventing anger altogether)

— Article by Jenika McDavitt – Psychology for Photographers You open your inbox one day, brightly expecting to take care of business – and your stomach drops. Your pulse rises. There’s an email from a client – and they’re mad. Your face flushes, you feel defensive, what they’re saying isn’t really your fault – and you […]

5 tips to streamline your photography business

When we created Iris Works, our goal was to create efficiencies and eliminate anxiety. So we know a thing or two about ways to help you have a happier and more successful business. Here are five of our favorite ways to dial in today!   Simplify your booking process. Iris Works + Booking is the […]

Lead generation is NOT a dirty word

Lead generation is sometimes thought of as a dirty word. The two words are very formal, and formal isn’t necessarily the way to think about generating leads.  The same can be said for lead acquisition. That’s why in this article we are going to be discussing lead generation from a modern thought process. One that […]

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 […]

3 ways NOT knowing Intellectual Property laws can bite your biz in the butt

It’s not IF it happens. It’s WHEN it happens. Yes. Intellectual property impacts your business daily. And others who don’t know (or don’t care) about IP laws can take away from the brand you’ve built and/or products you’ve created. I’m sure you’ve seen this in groups: Someone jacked my images and is using on their […]

5 Excuses That Can Ruin Your Photography Business

  Hey friends, Rachel Brenke from TheLawTog … and I just want to give you a quick little video about something that I have been seeing happening in a lot of Facebook groups and coming into my email inbox. It’s about the excuses that you may be making about why you’re not following through on certain […]

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 […]

My solution to the #1 asked legal question by photographers

Photographer’s ask this question everyday. all day. multiple times a day.  In our group. In our email inbox. In social media DMs. … and you just might be asking the same thing! “How can I protect my images from someone stealing them or using without my permission?” Protecting intellectual property is a real and serious […]

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 […]

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 […]

How does GDPR affect how you handle client photos?

Following our earlier articles addressing GDPR for Photographers based outside of the EU (and particularly in the USA), we received a number of questions asking what GDPR means for the storage of photographs. If you don’t know what GDPR is or you have questions how this law even applies to you because you are in […]