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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 clients or otherwise identifiable individuals in your marketing and advertising? Did those clients or individuals...
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You are looking for ways to be more efficient in your business. We’re not mind-readers, even though we’re awesome. Just like you, we are looking for ways to be more efficient in your business.   Here are 5 ways you can learn to be more efficient in your photography business: 7 Ways photographers can utilize online forms for efficiency 3 Productivity hacks for photographers How outsourcing can benefit your photography...
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Check out Rachel, the owner of TheLawTog, who recently appeared on The Beginner Photography Podcast. Do you love listening to podcasts while learning business at the same time?  We do! This interview contains answers to many common questions about photography legalities.   In The Episode You’ll Learn: How Rachel got started with Law and photography What is a photography contract Where to get a free portrait photography contract When do...
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Taxes and accounting can be daunting. But, we’ve got your back! Here are our top 7 tax and accounting tips for your photography business. Disclaimer: Tax laws frequently change. Please check with a CPA before implementing anything that can affect your tax contributions or deductions.    Here are the top 7 articles on tax and accounting for your photography business: Where is photography sales tax charged? What is the difference...
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We get a lot of questions into our Facebook community, TheLawTog® – the legal resource for photographers, and email contact form about LLC’s. We wanted to pull together all of the information we’ve got to help you get started with your knowledge on LLC formation.   Here are the top 7 answers to the most common LLC Questions here at TheLawTog. Should my photography business be an LLC? You’ve got mad...
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We see photographers just setting up their business every day. We want you to know that you are not alone. We have a wide range of resources and information to help you educate and equip yourself to establish your business on the right legal and business footing. We know sometimes legal and business topics can seem daunting, but don’t look away. Take your time and work through the articles here...
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Calling all Photographers just setting up their business: So you’re ready to take your photography business to the next level? You’re ready to start your photography business?! This is such an exciting time. We are happy for you and we want you to be educated and equipped to establish your business on the right legal and business footing. We know sometimes legal and business topics can seem daunting, but don’t...
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Do you ever feel like there is a secret sorority & no one is telling you what you need to be a successful photographer & business owner? No worries, we aren’t that secret & we are definitely not a sorority. We are a community that thrives off helping others. That’s why we put together this list of important tools that your photography business needs. Some of these items we offer,...
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First let me say congratulations. Owning your first camera & starting this journey is so exciting. Having a talent & a hobby can change someones life. And documenting life is absolutely fulfilling. I’m excited to take the journey with you.  Trust me, I’ll be here when you need to learn, when you have a question or just want someone to celebrate with you. Let’s start with the “don’t” because this...
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It might seem like there should be a simple answer to the matter of copyright and pressing the camera shutter. Pushing the shutter is the last link in a chain – a chain of actions and decisions that are required to create (also referred to as authoring) an image. Let’s talk about a couple of scenarios and then analyze them to see what principles we can draw out: You set...
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