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5 Tips to successful photography portfolio building

Portfolio building is a great way to get your photography business off the ground, propelled into offering a new type of photography, or simply getting yourself out of a rut by getting creative. However, in order for portfolio building to be successful for you, there are come key things to understand.   How can I portfolio …

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Just Released: Photobooth Photography Contract

This agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owner should have to cover themselves legally for a portrait photography session. Includes provisions such as: coverage payment schedule completion schedule rescheduling cancellation use of props set up permits and permissions etc. Does not include a model release. Must be purchased separately. These contract …

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The Bogus Facebook Disclaimer You Need to Avoid!

Here is an example of a legal disclaimer that keeps circling the interwebs and business owners are copying/pasting without knowing what it really means.   I’m sure you guys have seen this disclaimer being posted – in fact it has been going around for YEARS. I just chuckle because it means nothing at all!  You’re …

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Model Call Photography Contract – Now Available!

This contract is intended for photographers actively portfolio building with model calls or have models for a various of reasons (workshop/mentoring modeling, continued portfolio building, etc.) The goal with this agreement is to outline all responsibilities of both parties and INCLUDES THE MODEL RELEASE.  Optional provisions are available to allow you to select if any …

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If I own copyright of the image do I still need a permission to post?

“I am a portrait photographer and I have a website where I maintain online galleries.  In my viewpoint this is not an ad, merely an art exhibit; I do not view them as being used in a commercial way. My contract has a clause in it stating that I can use the images from that …

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Just Released: Destination Wedding Photography Contract

This agreement covers all of the pertinent areas any photography business owners should have to cover themselves legally for a wedding. Includes provisions such as: coverage payment schedule completion schedule provided meal copyright rescheduling cancellation travel requirements artistic rights, etc. Does not include a model release. Must be purchased separately. These contract forms are not state …

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Get more money without raising your photography prices!

  Sometimes you feel you just can’t increase your photography prices anymore.  It feels like the bubble has about burst and you just can’t do it.  After you’ve done your proper market analysis and have eliminated the idea of fear holding you back – move to looking at how you can make more money with what …

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The differences between commercial and portrait photography

Commercial photography vs. Portrait Photography  We are talking two different animals here. Completely different species altogether – with varying benefits and drawbacks to each. Each also come with their own host of legal implications if not handled properly.  Commercial photography can include portrait photographers who are requested to do head-shots, vendor shots, and other marketing …

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How to reevaluate your business plan for continued success

It is NOT too late to get your biz on the right path for success! When it comes to business you hear people say all that time…plan plan plan.  Well of course! You decide and plan to do something.  But what does that really entail? Believe it or not, planning is a very routine process …

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How to legally run a senior rep program in your photography business

Wahoo! You’re getting your Senior Representative program (Senior Rep Program) set up and going – full with a contract, representative education and motivation.  One of the trickiest parts of implementing a Senior Representative program to promote your senior portrait photography business is identifying the incentives. The laws in this post were evaluated as of March 30, …

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What do Paypal’s proposed terms changes mean to photographers?

See the 2015 update HERE   Why yes..another proposed changes blog post (You can see the others here – Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook Contest Changes).   You send your questions – I blog answers to help you! As many have seen (as have I) – in forums and on pages people are sharing the new …

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BizRevamp is back!

Hi!  I’m Rachel Brenke, and over the past few years, I’ve become the most sought after lawyer-photographer business consultant in the photography world. And along the way, I’ve helped thousands of photographers start, revamp, and totally rock their business …the right way, and the profitable way (which is the most fun way of all)! (When registration opens you can …

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Now Available: Military Homecoming Photography Contract

This Military Homecoming Photography Contract is an agreement for photographer and client when hired to photograph Military Homecomings.  This template is to be amended for the specific situations that are applicable to the branch, unit and other circumstances that exist for your client. Provisions include: retainer and payment cancellations rescheduling of homecoming events previous existing obligations …

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Now Available: Senior Representative Contract

Kick off your Senior Representative Program each year with confidence in the legitimacy of your agreements and confidence in the forms you’re using!  This Senior Graduate Representative Photography Contract outlines requirements, expectations and contractual provisions needed for having a Senior Rep Program! Provisions include: duration what they will receive (fully editable for you!) fulfillment of …

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Is using live animals during a photography session legal?

Is using live animals during a photography session legal?

Every year around Easter, photographers pop up with advertisements putting out the call for sessions with live animals – such as bunnies or baby chicks. In fact, who am I to argue that these would be super cute photos? I’m a mom. I dig it. But the lawyer side of me agonizes over this because many …

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Most Popular: Wedding Photography Contract by The Law Tog

Woot woot for wedding photogs! The wedding contract bundle is currently the most popular contract in the shop! This bundle includes the following forms: Wedding Contract Model Release (Adults) Model Release (Minors) Print Release Second Shooter Agreement (Or Shooting assistant) Product Delivery Agreement You can snag it here at a discounted bundle rate. Wedding Contract – This …

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The Ultimate Photography Contracts Guide

Looking for help and direction on photography contracts? Look no further! We have the Ultimate Photography Contracts Guide! Contracts can be confusing – if for no other reason than sometimes they can be almost impossible to read! This guide gives you links to some of our most popular articles, and taken as a whole offers …

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The 2014 Best Business Product for Photographers – The Ultimate Photography Contract Bundle

  The Ultimate Portrait Photography Contract Bundle has been voted a best business product for 2014!    Protect your business with these photography contracts created by a photographer/lawyer. The bundle is specifically tailored to include important legal forms every portrait photographer needs to safeguard his or her business and outline expectations to clients.  Photographers who use …

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Newly Released: The Ultimate Portrait Contract Bundle

We have a la carte forms, bundles and now THE Ultimate Portrait Contract Bundle! This bundle includes these forms: Portrait Contract Model Release (Adults) Model Release (Minors) Print Release Permission to Sell To a Third Party Product Delivery Agreement Payment Plan Agreement Credit Card Authorization Form Invoice Form 3 Mini-Scripts for Payment Plans   For …

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