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Why copyright transfer is recommended for commercial photography

Commercial copyright transfer is greatly common, especially when the resulting photographs are especially specific to brand and/or photographs including people that are prominent in the brand (headshots, influencer shots, etc.) Now, before we get into this, here are some quick options that are typical in commercial photography rights management: Photographer retains copyright and simply licenses …

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How to: Sessions Inspired from Movies, Comicbooks, Superheroes and more!

“We would love a Minnie Mouse session!” “Ohhh, can you do a Superman set?” “My daughter LOVES Barbie! Can you make her Barbie?” Creative requests from your clients are going to happen..but it is up to YOU to ensure that YOU are doing the legal thing. Understand, we are providing this information for you, because …

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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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Copyright FAQS every photographer must know

Copyright is a largely misunderstood and  important area of the law for photographers. Not only do we have protections in our logos and our own marketing assets, but we’re also selling (licensing or copyright transferring) photographs as our product. It is time we STAND up for ourselves. IF WE DON’T, WHO WILL?   Do I own …

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As Seen: Photography for Real Estate – 7 IG Accounts Every Real Estate Photographer Should Follow

Are you a real estate photographer looking for business inspiration? Rachel Brenke, TheLawTog®, was recently featured on 7 Instagram Accounts Every Real Estate Photographer Should Follow.  Check it out here.   Where to find the list: Photography for Real Estate Did you know Rachel has tools to help you with real estate photography on TheLawTog®?  Find the …

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Dangers of Self-Drafting a Contract When You’re Not a Lawyer – Business Bites Podcast® Episode

    What’s in this Episode:  One of the biggest mistake new business owners make are DIY contracts instead of having an attorney do it for them.  Join Rachel as she discuses why self-drafting can be detrimental to your business and why photography contracts are the one area you want to invest in your business. …

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Layers of Protection – Business Bites Podcast® Episode

    What’s in this Episode:Your photography business needs layers to protect you and your business from liability.  In this episode Rachel will cover the legal trifecta: photography contracts, liability insurance and business formation needed to keep your business running smoothly. What you will learn: Why protecting your business in layers is pivotal The items that form …

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3 Tricks Photography Contract

3 Tricks To Get Clients to READ Your Photography Contract

Have you ever seen an agitated post in a Facebook group like this: “My client just did X, even though the photography contract says explicitly that they can’t!  Don’t people READ?” The answer to their question is – no, they really don’t.  In fact, The Guardian reported that a UK-based Wi-Fi company once snuck in …

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TheLawTog head, Brenke, quoted as expert on COVID-19 reopening biz with liability waivers

Money.com and journalist, Amanda Loudin, quoted our head honcho – Rachel Brenke – as an expert on small business use of liability waivers during pandemic. Read the entire article here. Are you looking for more legal resources regarding COVID-19? We’ve got you covered from everything from COVID-specific legal docs to informational resources and a handy-dandy checklist …

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Protests, Photography & Your Rights [A Compiled Resource]

With the increased Black Lives Matter protests popping up all over the United States we understand that many of you want to participate in a variety of ways. This resource, which we will aim to keep updated, will help to provide information on protest safety, your protesting rights and rights to photograph these events. Please …

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Quick tips to protecting your studio from violence during riots

Is your small biz in an area with violence and riots? As a small biz attorney, rec to my clients. ⭐️ Don’t try to defend your business with violence -don’t care about justifiable defense of property or self. Remove yourself. Life > property #thread — Rachel Brenke, Biz Strategist & IP Lawyer (@RachelBrenke) May 31, …

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We Support Black Lives Matter.

At TheLawTog® we believe that Black Lives Matter and we still be working to provide resources for photography businesses to help amplify black voices and stand up for racial injustice in the United States. Check our blog and social media for resources.

As Seen: Rachel Brenke quoted in Forbes on wedding contracts

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, small businesses have been greatly impacted. This especially includes wedding vendors such as florists, caterers, cake designers and photographers.  Forbes reached out to Rachel Brenke for legal advisement to vendors facing cancellations of weddings and the associated legal contracts.  This quote isn’t the full analysis or discussion but gives a …

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As Seen: The Photo Opp Podcast + Rachel Brenke - Ensuring Stability in Your Photography Business

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 …

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As Seen: Reframe Success + Rachel Brenke - The Importance of Protecting Your Business

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 contracts How to use contracts to increase buyer confidence The importance of understanding the contracts …

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