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Goodness there are so many things I need to know! – You. Yes, I know. That’s what we’re here for you. – TheLawTog Team But seriously y’all – we GET it! It’s so hard figuring what to do for legalities in business + the strategic and efficient way to invest your financial resources. Now, I could tell you to skip over to the shop and grab it all.  But the...
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Growing a photography business is not a get rich quick scheme. At least not a good one. Even though it takes time and work to grow a photography business, sometimes we need quick wins. We need to know that we aren’t just flitting from one pretty, shiny, object to another pretty, shiny… You catch our drift?! Because we catch yours! We know you want to make real progress today! We wanted...
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Sometimes, you have a client who is so excited and proud of the work you have created capturing them, their family, or their life, that they submit your images to a contest or to a magazine or newspaper for publication. They may not have ill intent, but nevertheless, you open a publication only to find your work included without your permission or prior knowledge. They may even be confused about...
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The goal of marketing your photography business is to attract more quality clients. So how can you do this? Better yet, how can you do this without spending money you don’t have and working more hours than there are in a day? We’ve got you covered. A crash course in marketing your photography business, √. All the tips for making your photography business marketing budget stretch further than a batch...
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A situation that is more common than you might expect occurs when a business is bought or sold. A question that arises in this situation is as follows: If I license commercial use of my photographs to a business & the business is sold, is that commercial use license part of the business sale? Businesses change hands. They are bought and sold. They are subsumed into larger companies. They are...
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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 pricing and sales tips for your photography business because we want to see you succeed!...
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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 not be the copyright owner). Professional services who offer album design and print services often...
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Let’s face it. We may love what we do and relish being business owners, but ultimately it’s about getting paid. Basically, “Show me the money!” right? Well, being a business owner can be a little different from back in the employee days when you didn’t have to think about all of the extra details that come with being a business owner. Practically speaking, this might mean cutting yourself a paycheck...
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Before you give up and go find something else to read, we need to talk about a couple of concepts that come up time and time again in the context of copyright conflicts, especially in digital media. These concepts are “implied license” and Quantum Meruit.   Implied License The “implied license” doctrine is relatively limited in relation to intellectual property. Implied licenses are often what ends up being asserted where...
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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 times we see very similar or common questions come through the Facebook Community about trademark. After...
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