Welcome to

TheLawTog® Blog

Below you will find the most helpful articles that will blow the socks off your business knowledge.  Make sure you pin any post that you might want to come back to later (take my word for it, you’ll want to reference back).

Let’s get started … what do you want to learn?

If You're New Here Download Your Free Photographers Contract

Because you never have an issue until you have an issue.

How to price your photo prints
Pricing your prints can be so difficult! I surf multiple message boards, Facebook groups, and beyond in an effort to give help and receive help in this craft.   One of the things I felt that I’ve been able to provide is the business insight, hence my workshops & countless hours in conversations with other photographers. Photography is NOT 90% camera + 10% business. In fact, it’s the opposite. Photography...
Continue Reading
7 tips to help you balance business and family
One of the questions I am most often asked is “how do you do it?”  Meaning…how do you balance business and family? It’s so easy to get sucked into the endless hours of social media, shooting, equipment hunting, prop shopping, and record keeping….and then you realize you’ve lost sight of why you started a home-based business in the first place. For many of us, we started this because of our...
Continue Reading
How to make your subjects stand out from the background
How do you make your subjects stand out so much?  – This is a question that I get ALOT in emails (which I DO enjoy by the way!!).  One of my struggles starting out was figuring out how to achieve this “pop” that I saw in other photographer’s work.   Pssssttt…the secret? Depth of field!!!!  Some of you oldies are rolling your eyes, but for newer photographers this makes a...
Continue Reading
How to maximize the use of one location
Finding awesome locations with great light is fantastic. Utilizing the same location to rock an entire session, FREAKING AWESOME!  I challenge you to stop looking for great locations. Look for great light and maximize the ONE spot. Here’s some tips on how to do it.   Shoot different times of day. Morning and Evening light have completely different color and direction of light! Know your location and the feel you’re going...
Continue Reading
Today’s post is to shed some light on identifying the target photographer or client for you. This is for BOTH photographers and clients to read so don’t click away!   Photographers As a professional photographer you should have a marketing plan that already outlines this for you. If you don’t, GET ONE.  Having your target client/niche built into your marketing plan helps to hold your feet to the fire and...
Continue Reading
4 Things You Can Do For Your Photography Business Starting Today
Things get so busy around back to school time that I haven’t been putting out a lot of in depth and intuitive business blogs. Mostly, because I’m not sure the readership is here as everyone makes their last minute getaways to the beach! So for today, I’m going to do a quick run down of thoughts I’ve had regarding business lately.   Give your changes time. You can’t enact a...
Continue Reading
Copyright vs. print release- A comparison of photo release forms
As the photography industry moves into the digital age with the rest of the world, confusion follows. Particularly over the use of Copyright vs. Print Photo Release forms to accompany digital files. This article is for Photographers and Clients alike to help preserve the rights of both parties and the value of the photography industry.  So enough of that — let’s figure out the difference between the two and why...
Continue Reading
We all start somewhere in this photography journey
With my anniversary of being in business (for round #2) coming up, I have been reflecting on where I was and where I am.  Not to mention where I want to be!!!!  I started out my business known as Patriotic Hearts Photography due to my love for the military.  Now Patriotic Hearts is my internal program of giving back under Rachel Brenke Photography. After floundering for marketing and business DESPITE having...
Continue Reading
As someone who doesn’t excel as a child photographer, let alone my own children, I attempted to take my son’s 6th Birthday pictures but I didn’t want to invest in any props until I was sure he would cooperate.  I decided that I love all the banner portraits and wanted to give it a whirl. Here’s a DIY on how to make it in 5 minutes     Supplies: –...
Continue Reading
Regrets are okay as long as you learn from them
    I don’t have many regrets in my life, but this picture symbolizes one of my biggest personal regrets.   A decision I made that has impacted my entire family’s lives.   Personally and professionally, you should never have any regrets, but as long as you learn from it that is really all that matters. Do you want your photography business to be successful? Go for it. Do you...
Continue Reading
1 49 50 51 52

Welcome

The industry’s only legal go-to resource to help photographers protect and defend their business.

Helping you with topics such as contracts, intellectual property, employment issues and more!

Contracts. Legal guides. Tax tools. Education. Community.







Contract Templates for your photography business
Messenger icon
Send message via your Messenger App

GDPR

  • Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

Privacy Policy

By using this Site, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you). If you do not consent to the collection, use, disclosure and transfer of your information as described in this Policy (and any Privacy Notices that apply to you), you may not use this Site. If you have questions about this Policy, or any Privacy Notice, please contact us using the information provided below.

You can read our full policy here.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.

Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.