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Stop Bothering Me What to do if you are being defamed or harassed

Stop bothering me! What to do if you are being defamed or harassed

OH MY GOODNESS!! Person X is talking bad about me.   Person X won’t stop harassing me! Person X keeps tagging my page and saying mean things!   Person X keeps spamming my business page! WHAT CAN I DO? Figuring out your legal rights as a photographer against clients, photographers and vendors can be tricky …

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Why should I get a model release form

Why should I get a model release form?

There’s so much to think about legally when running a photography business.  Getting legit, forms needed, copyright vs model release.  Right of privacy is a big legal issue and should be adhered to and understood as much as possible by business owners, especially photographers. Understand a model release form, educate yourself and your client.  You’ll …

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Requesting permission to shoot on private property

Once you know your rights as a photographer, where you can and where you can’t shoot, you are pretty much almost there!  Keep in mind you can shoot on public property unless there are certain permits required – always do a quick google search for your predetermined location – some places are instituting a photography …

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pubilc places private places photography oh my legal tips for photographers

Public places, private places, photography, oh my! Legal tips for photographers

So you have a contract.  You have a model release. Now to figure out where to shoot, what your legal rights are, and to get a property use agreement! Public places have become overcrowded by photographers as many private locations require fees or obtaining special permission.  Below outlines where you can shoot without permission, tips for …

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Why sharing photography contracts is a BAD idea for your business

Why sharing photography contracts is a BAD idea for your business!

In life, there are some areas where it is OK to buy bargain bin products and other areas in which you should not. The legal aspect of your business is definitely an area where you don’t need to take any financial shortcuts. I understand it’s fun going out and buying new gear; it’s not fun …

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Should I sell digital files Embrace the digital age or not

Should I sell digital files? Embrace the digital age or not?

A question I am frequently asked is “Does it bother you that clients only want digital files?”  My answer: No.   As a photographer and business owner it is imperative that we are in tune with what our market wants.  Notice I didn’t say ‘what our market demands’.  The client’s desires shouldn’t demand your business. …

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