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force majeure provision in a photography contract
Force Majeure clause is a provision in a contract that excuses a party from not performing its contractual obligations that becomes impossible or impracticable, due to an event or effect that the parties could not have anticipated or controlled. View our a la carte force majeure provision here.
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As Seen: The Photo Opp Podcast + Rachel Brenke - Ensuring Stability in Your Photography Business
Megan Breukelman recently invited Rachel on her podcast, The Photo Opp Podcast. They talked about issues photographers face in their businesses and especially are facing now amid the COVID-19 crisis.   “The number one problem in legal issues that photographers face is lack of communication or miscommunication with clients.” Rachel Brenke   Key points to listen for: what photographers need to consider when starting a businesstypes of insurance that should...
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COVID-19 and Your Photography Business
FOR A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK PLEASE LISTEN TO MY PODCAST HERE. With all the news today about the coronavirus (COVID-19), more and more questions are arising about how it will affect our photography businesses and how we can contractually protect ourselves. This article, which we will strive to keep updated as circumstances change, evaluates how to manage your existing contracts, use of business insurance and other tips for business management...
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As Seen: Reframe Success + Rachel Brenke - The Importance of Protecting Your Business
Christine Tremoulet invited Rachel on her new podcast to talk about contracts and copyrights. Get a pen and paper ready! This episode was chock-full of information you will want to have.   Key things to listen for: Why we need contractsHow to use contracts to increase buyer confidenceThe importance of understanding the contracts you are giving your clientsDifferent ways you can communicate the terms of your contract to your clientsIf...
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As Seen: The Profitable Photographer + Rachel Brenke - Contracts and Legalities
Recently, Luci Dumas from The Profitable Photographer invited Rachel to her podcast to talk about the legal aspects of photography businesses.  This episode was packed full of good information, so get your pen and paper ready and be prepared to take lots of notes!   Key things to listen for: importance of protecting your name when you realize other people see value in the name you have chosen top legal...
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LLC photography business
Previously aired in TheLawTog® Facebook Group– come join us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/lawtog/ -What an LLC is -How you set up -Why paying Incfile/Legal zoom or just the state to do it isn’t enough! Resources: https://thelawtog.com/top-7-answers-to…/ https://thelawtog.com/5-reasons-photo-…/ https://thelawtog.com/product/diy-llc/ https://thelawtog.com/bizrevamp-reg/ Transcript: Rachel Brenke with TheLawTog. I wanted to do a real quick video on some of the top questions that we have about LLCs or Limited Liability Companies. My little disclaimer for this, as...
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The Ultimate Black Friday List for 2019 Photography Deals
What’s more exciting than pumpkin pie & mac n’ cheese?!  A good ol’ Black Friday sale that HELPS you in business!   This year we have 15% off EVERYTHING in the store! That’s everything in our store that will help you this new year such as: contracts, copyright infringement kit, education courses and so much more!   Here are the Black Friday details at thelawtog.com: Starts today 11/25/2019 15% off...
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3 Ways to Fix How You're Doing Instagram
I think you know this, right? Likes & Followers on Instagram? They don’t equal sales. 10,000 followers is not the same as $10,000 in cash. Matter of fact, there are many people on Instagram with 10,000 followers who are not making any money at all. Some people are even paying for the privelege of being in business. If you’re looking to build a following for your photography business without a...
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How a Studio Management System Can Change Your Life
Running a photography business is hard. There are so many moving parts and so many balls to juggle at any given time. And at the end of the day, most of us just love taking photos. It’s no secret that creative rock stars are often challenged by the discipline required to make sure that all of your tasks are getting tackled. Using a studio-management system like Iris to make your...
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The Mean Green Viral Legal Machine
So, we’ve seen it go viral in the photography industry. The cute Christmas photographs with the mean green guy. Super cute photos? Sure. Super cute cease and desist received? Not so much. There is major upheaval in the photography community the last few weeks about legal issues surrounding these photographs, the legal rights and what to do now. This article is from THE legal resource for photographers (HINT: No one...
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