Commercial Photography

The complexity of commercial photography can be intimidating. If you capture corporate headshots, personal branding photography, magazine images, or product photography, you must understand how to legally protect your commercial work.

Know exactly what you need?  Click the links below to jump right to your spot!

What makes our contracts different?

  • All contracts at TheLawTog are lawyer-drafted!
  • No recurring fees, one time and you’re done!
  • Peace of mind as you protect your business.
  • Use in any online system or print for paper use.

 

Getting started
How-To Guide & FAQs
FYI
Terms
  • Select the contract you need!
  • Download (and back it up!)
  • Select the options based on notes and blanks in the document
  • Use in any online system!
  • CYA – Always check with local lawyer!

 

To view our full how-to guide CLICK HERE

  • Are these good for outside of the United States? These are general contract templates drafted on United States contract principles
  • Can I edit these? Yes!
  • What extension do these files come in? All contracts come as Microsoft Word document files (Opens in NotePad, Word, Google Docs and more!)

I am a lawyer but I’m not your lawyer! Please see our full legal disclaimer here.

 

You can read all of the current terms here!

Here is a cliff notes for you:

  • No refunds/exchanges on digital products
  • Don’t be a jerk – protect the intellectual property you just paid money for and don’t share!

Whether you’re starting out, shooting for free, or an experienced professional, legal protection is extremely important.

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

This customizable lawyer-drafted contract bundle is great for …

  • Headshots and Personal Branding Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Book Author
  • Music Artists
  • Designers
  • … and anyone else working in the commercial industry!

This bundle includes …

Commercial Photography Contract – Creates the legal relationship with client.  Outlines clear expectations for photographing the commercial product, service, or individual. Provisions include: non-refundable retainer, payment methods and amounts, right of discretion, amendments, cancellations, copyright ownership, acknowledgement of rights, consideration, indemnification, third-party infringement, force majeure, termination, confidentiality, waivers, venue, jurisdiction, attorneys fee and more!

Commercial Photography License – Covers use of images in commerce, copyright ownership, indemnification, acknowledgement of rights, contract termination, third-party infringement, confidentiality and more.

Commercial Model Release – Allows client to easily and legally give permission for use of their images for commercial purposes (magazine, ad, etc.) It also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This download includes adult and minor language releases. (NOTE: This model release contains language specific to commercial photography and is different from the general model release included with many of our portrait contracts.)

*This savings is calculated based on a $325 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

$198 ($819 savings*)

This bundle includes …

Styled Shoot Collaboration Agreement  – Agreement between the styled shoot host and each vendor who will contribute or participate in the styled shoot. Covers relationship of parties, use of equipment and props, venue fee allocation, compensation, confidentiality and non-disclosure of proprietary information, cancellation, publication of images and material from collaboration (including where, how, when, and if they can be submitted to external sites such as blog features), cooperative attitude of vendors, waivers, indemnification, and legal miscellany.

Image Use License – Provided by the photographer to each vendor or host for use after the styled shoot. Reinforces copyright ownership with the photographer and defines the uses, including permissions regarding image alterations.

Styled Shoot-Specific Model Release – For models to sign and provide to each person using the images. Allows model to easily and legally give permission for use of their images for commercial purposes (magazine, ad, blog post, etc.). It also releases any claims the model may have to future compensation for use of images. This release includes language covering adults and minors.

*This savings is calculated based on a $325 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

Photographing real estate can be a fun, but tricky experience. By having the proper document in place you can set expectations, offer customer service and legally protect both parties.

This immediate download covers: service, deliverables, relationship of parties, creation of photographs (manner and method), travel fees, charges, expenses, compensation, intellectual property ownership and licenses, cancellation, force majure, indemnification, confidentiality, waivers, transfers, assignments, and more!

Bonus: Waiver and Release Document (this is an optional form)

This form is presented to the Property Owner by the Client. The waiver states that property owner will waive their right to sue. This form is optional since the Client under the Real Estate Licensing Agreement must defend the Photographer via the indemnification clause.

However, if the photographer needs direct evidence from the property owner that Photographer will not be sued by Property Owner, then the Photographer may use the waiver and release. The photographer will give this to the Client to have the property owner’s signature.

When the Client has obtained the signature, Client must send a copy to the Photographer for his/her records. This form will be signed by the Property Owner that owns that property that is the subject of Real Estate Licensing Agreement.

*This savings is calculated based on a $325 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

$129 ($341 savings*)

Affiliating with another company can be an effective way to not only save yourself from burnout, but take your business to the next level. By teaming up with other companies, you can acquire clients and grow your business.

This immediate download covers the following provisions:

Relationship: length of agreement, defining the relationship, defining the scope of the agreed to actions by both parties, and defining  what constitutes a  referred  client

Referral Fees: compensation and payment, cancellation by client, notification to client in accordance with laws, and business vendor’s usage

Photographic Displays: grant to vendor, use of images, modification and reproduction, display and safekeeping, request of images, procurement of images, copyright ownership, and compensation for use

Marketing Material Distribution: purchase of materials, modification and reproduction, request  for additional material, compensation for use

Additional Provisions: exclusivity, indemnification, third party infringement, force majeure, termination of contract (including deadlines, right of first refusal, and relocation of business vendor outside photographer’s area), renewal of contract (including deadlines and right of first refusal), confidentiality, and legal miscellany.

*This savings is calculated based on a $325 hourly drafting rate. Estimations may vary by jurisdiction.

Because sometimes you just need a little something extra.

Commercial Model Release

These releases allow clients to easily and legally give permission for use of their images for commercial purposes (magazine, ad, etc.) This also releases any claims the client may have to future compensation for use of images. This download includes adult and minor language releases. NOTE: This model release contains language specific to commercial photography and is different from the general model release included with many of our portrait contracts

Commercial Photography License

The Commercial Photography License extends the commercial reproduction rights of photographs. Provisions include: use of images in commerce, copyright ownership by Photographer, indemnification, acknowledgement of rights, termination of contract, third party infringement, confidentiality, and more!

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