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TheLawTog on The Beginner Photography Podcast

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...
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Top 7 tax and accounting tips for your photography business

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...
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Top 7 answers to the most common LLC questions

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...
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Top 14 tips for photographers just setting up their business-Part 2

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...
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Top 14 tips for photographers just setting up their business-Part 1

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...
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Important tools for your photography business

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...
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New Photographers – You got a new camera, now what?!

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...
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Does pressing the shutter grant the shutter-presser copyright?

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...
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What is Fair Use of images and when does it apply to my images?

You may have heard that fair use is a defense to copyright infringement, but you’re not sure what that is. That’s completely okay. Fair use can be complicated, even for lawyers. Seriously. But we love making sure that you have the information you need to understand this concept and how it might impact your business....
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Do I need to do background checks on contractors hired for photo shoots?

Whether it is getting a photo with the Easter bunny, a character from a national holiday, a special magical photo with a favorite princess, or sitting up on Santa’s knee, photos with characters are something many photographers report their clients asking for all year round. Sometimes we have questions in our group of photographers that...
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Top photography issues you need to know

One of the best ways to prepare for the challenges you will face owning a photography business is to understand the top photography issues you need to know. Client issues will happen.  You’ve probably heard me say it a million times, but here it is again, you never have an issue until you have an...
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4 Preventative measures you can take to legally protect your photography business

We’re talking preventative measures to legally protect your photography business!  An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Someone said that. We think they are onto something. Your business is important to you. It might even be your livelihood and help you put food on the table and a roof over your...
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Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business

We have our Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business! One of the best investments of time and energy you can make as a photographer is to understand copyright and how you as the owner of a photography business can interact effectively with the law and protect your images and other intellectual property...
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5 Tips to end the year on top of your game

We are all about finishing the year strong and rolling into the new year – so we wanted to share some high impact tools and tips to end the year on top of your game. We love to break it down for you so that you can take action and make a difference in growing...
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2 Easy DIY Christmas Light Photography Tutorials

It’s that time of year again!   The lights, the glitter, the Christmas carols, and endless possibilities for photos. As a gift to you, we have put together a few tutorials to help you step up your Christmas photography game.   Here are 2 tutorials for your Christmas photography: How to shoot Christmas tree lights...
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Top 7 tips for protecting your photography business

You’re creating a photography business you are proud of, but you want to make sure that as it grows your business is protected! We are right there with you.   Without further ado, here are 7 tutorials to help you protect your photography business: Is your photography business prepared for the unexpected? 6 Insurance types...
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4 tips to make albums a viable part of your business

When it comes to designing an album, you need to get the basics right. Like most things, it’s all about prep. If you get the foundations right, the design process will flow.   Tip 1:  Know your album company There are many album companies out there and each one has specific specifications and settings for...
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Top 4 tools your photography business needs

Strengthen & secure. Protect your biz + set expectations with clients using the Essentials Contract Bundle (click here)   Have you protected your images? Copyright registration is a very inexpensive yet super valuable protection for your images, blogs and other intellectual property.  Without registration, copyright protection is greatly lacking. (click here)   Be prepared. You need to prepare...
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Top 9 legal tips for your photography business

We know, you just want to take gorgeous photos. You really wish all this legal stuff would just fade away into the background. But, we want to help you make sure you’re protected! Which means, we want to help you make sure you’re educated on the legal aspects of your photography business! So where do...
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How to add copyright information to your images in Lightroom

Lightroom is one of my biggest loves because of the ease of use. Truly so much is at your fingertips without having to recreate the wheel each time. I wanted to take you through a quick tutorial on how to add copyright data to your images and save the preset so that on import your...
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Top 10 products from TheLawTog for your photography business

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...
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